Cooking | Tombstone Cupcakes
It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. I didn’t grow up with Halloween, so when I moved to Canada 10 years ago I embraced it. We live on a corner lot and I fill our plot with a variety of tombstones, ghosts and lanterns and the kids love all the details.
I thought that the tombstone theme could easily be added to a Halloween themed cupcake. I see a lot of Halloween cupcake ideas online, but some of them just seem too involved for my short attention span – these little tombstones are yummy and easy to make.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Tombstones
Black Sugar Sprinkles
White icing in a tube (cake or cookie icing)
Small point icing applicator
Make chocolate cupcakes with your favorite recipe. I’ve used this one. Or make them from a box or just buy a dozen cupcakes at the store.
Let cupcakes cool completely and cover each cupcake with a small amount of chocolate icing ( I used store bought since the frosting will be covered in sprinkles).
Fill a shallow bowl with black sprinkles and dip each cupcake into the sprinkles until the tops are covered and little icing in visible. If you didn’t use too much frosting you’ll be able to hold the cupcakes upside down and dip them without any frosting sliding off.
Put as many cookies on a flat surface as you have cupcakes. Add small point icing tip to your tube of icing or use cookie icing decorating tubes. Write your choice of messages on the cookies and let the icing set.
Use a knife to cut a small slice into each cupcake and insert your decorated cookies.
Notes: Please note that black sugar sprinkles will leave your kids mouths covered in black dye – you could use chocolate cookie crumbs as well if you want to avoid that. You can also use larger cookies if you want to add more text – just make sure they are pretty thin to make them look more like a tombstone.