In my eyes, Halloween is right up there with Christmas in the favorite holiday stakes! This year I'm making Halloween stretch the full weekend to squeeze out every last piece of enjoyment possible. In celebration of this I've made a few delicious Halloween themed treats which I will be posting over the weekend.
Yesterdays installment of Cupcakes from Beyond the Grave went down a storm at Pet Lambs event last night, as did these Hooting Halloween Owl cupcakes. Those bad boys stole the show :)
I made a few adjustments to the recipe due to my cupcakes not rising as much as they should have. This was due to me not reading the recipe properly and failing to fill the cupcake liners to the top so rather than using the tops of the cakes to create the eyebrows I used giant chocolate buttons. I piped the frosting in my usual swirl to give the owl a bit of a bigger face and used orange candy melts for the beak. I can't for the life of me find those little jelly diamonds anywhere, odd as I remember them being abundant when I was a kid.
You can find the recipe on the BBC Good Food site.