Oh, not so funny story: I got locked in my bathroom for an hour and a half on Saturday night before the party. Thank goodness I brought my cell phone in there with me and was able to call the landlord who got a locksmith to come rescue me, or else I have no idea what I would have done! I can't tell you how happy I was to get out of there!
PS: I have two more Halloween events to attend this week and I'll be sure to post photos of my Alice in Wonderland costume next week! :)
Snickers Filled Cupcakesmakes about 24 cupcakes
For the cupcakes...
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup boiling water
- 24 mini Snickers bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
- Combine sugar & salt in a large bowl.
- Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat on low until just incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat two minutes.
- Add dry ingredients and beat until just incorporated.
- Stir in boiling water - the batter will be thin but keep stirring until it thickens a bit.
- Transfer batter to prepared pans, filling each liner about 2/3 of the way full.
- Put a mini Snickers bar in the center of the batter of each cupcake. Don't press down too hard as it will fall in while baking.
- Bake approximately 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans about five minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 4 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 6-8 cups confectioner's sugar
- red food coloring & small bloody axes for garnish
- Beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about two minutes.
- Add caramel sauce and vanilla and mix to incorporate.
- Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating on low speed until incorporated to reach the right consistency. Increase speed to medium-high and whip about one minute until light and fluffy.
- Fill a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes or frost as desired.
- For the topping, squeeze a bit of red food coloring onto the center of each cupcake. Use a toothpick to swirl it around a bit and make it look like blood. Then stick a bloody axe in to make it look like the frosting is bleeding!