After having a month off from Forever Nigella, I was excited to get back to this cooking group in time for Halloween! However, this month’s theme requires that a scary twist be added to any submission. Two of the suggestions were scary pea soup with cobweb cream or eyeballs in trifle. I knew that I wanted to use Nigella’s Butterfly Cupcakes recipe from Nigella Express, but I needed to do some research on how to make the cupcakes spooky-looking.
My co-worker (Codename: Metiche) showed me the October issue of Martha Stewart Living, which featured bleeding cupcakes with shards of clear, caramelized “broken glass”. This sounded too fun to pass up. I was all ready to do this but The Peach Kitchen beat me to it (and in a really creative way)! So instead, I took a page from my own blog and resurrected the “eyeball” look onto my cupcakes. I think it worked!
If you want to join us next month for Forever Nigella, check out Sarah’s blog at Maison Cupcake for the rules! (Trust me, they’re easy and not that many!)