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Oct 14

Black Cherry Funfetti Cupcakes with Maple Brown Sugar Frosting for Halloween!

This post was sponsored by Bai.

I think I take Halloween more seriously now as an adult than I did as a child.

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When you’re a kid, you get to dress up weekly.  We had (and still have) an entire closet at my parents house dedicated to playing dress up.  It’s filled with princess costumes, a fake horse my mom made for my sister to wear/”ride”, and a lot of tiaras.  So you see! Dressing up as a child was super common all times of year.  When you turn into an adult no one tells you that you’re only going to be able to dress up once a year.  lame.

Let me think of 3 positive things about being an adult.  1) margaritas.  2) you can do whatever you like.  Like swim (in a cage) with sharks. AND 3) when you want to pretend to be sick and not go to work, you don’t have to convince your mom you’re sick…you can just not go to work.  Excellent.

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Back to Halloween.  My best Halloween costumes of Halloweens past were: princess, princess, princess, princess, THEN I branched out and was mermaid.  This year I want Andrew and I to be Beauty and The Beast.  (me the beast and him beauty.) But he wants to be Ken Bone.

To get into the festive Halloween spirit, I decorated us up some Halloween cupcakes.  First I bought a jumbo pack of plastic vampire teeth…mainly because I could only find them sold 144/pack on Amazon.  So after this photoshoot I have 140 vampire teeth left.  There are so many that I think they will last me until I have kids of my own.

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For the decorations, I got:

googly eyes
aforementioned vampire teeth
Day of the Dead skulls
marshmallow fondant (to make little ghosts out of)
orange food dye
pretzel rods

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I’m DYING over how cute the little ghosts are.  I want to make a bajillion more of them and put them on a layered cake.  Or just give them away to the trick-or-treaters.  I think parents would frown upon that though, so I’ll put them on a cake.

OKAY.  But look how cute these guys came out!  It’s friendly halloween.  Not scary halloween.  Just like I like my halloween.

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Into the cupcakes I added Bai Bubbles Bolivia Black Cherry.  For drinking, this black cherry bai is my fav. Followed by their Gimbi Pink Grapefruit.  Perhaps I’ll hand out Bai‘s to the trick-or-treaters.  Perhaps not.

NOW.  You may be thinking, “funfetti doesn’t sound halloween-esque.” BUT black cherry sounds spooky and dark to me, so now halloween and funfetti go together.  I found that adding the Bai Bolivia Black Cherry helped the funfetti flavor be more present…if that makes sense. You’ll see what I mean when you smell the batter after you add the Bai in.

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Black Cherry Funfetti Cupcakes with Maple Brown Sugar Frosting

Yield: makes a half dozen!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Ingredients:

cupcakes
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tbsp Bai Bubble Bolivia Black Cherry
2 tbsp sprinkles

maple brown sugar frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
8 tbsp unsalted butter
pinch salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1-3 tbsp milk (optional, depends on thickness level you prefer)

decorations
googly eyes
aforementioned vampire teeth
Day of the Dead skulls
marshmallow fondant (to make little ghosts out of)
orange food dye
pretzel rods

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.  First.  Make your cupcakes.  In a bowl, creamy together butter and sugar, for about 4 minutes.  Add in egg and vanilla.  In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  Add into wet ingredients and combine.  Pour in Bai Bolivia Black Cherry and sprinkles and mix until smooth.  Divide among 6 muffin tins with liners.  Pour water into the 6 other muffin tins.  Bake for 16-18 minutes.

While cupcakes bake, prep your frosting.  In a bowl, place all frosting ingredients.  Use an electric mixer to beat until fluffy.

Once cupcakes cool, frost and decorate.  To make the ghosts, roll some fondant into a circle, then shape into a ghost + 'glue' on some googly eyes using frosting.

 

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7 Responses to “Black Cherry Funfetti Cupcakes with Maple Brown Sugar Frosting for Halloween!”

  1. Kori — October 14, 2016 @ 8:26 am (#)

    These are adorable, Kylie!!! Such an awesome job. How I wish I could spend my time creating fun recipes and spreading the message of health like this. Lately, the burden of working in dialysis has weighed heavily on me and is making me lose sight of the big picture. I’m becoming too anxious about the “what if’s.” I always said I didn’t like clinical work. ;) Anyway, enough of that. I love to at least visit your blog for inspiration and positivity. That makes my days much better. I hope you enjoy FNCE!

    • Kylie — October 14, 2016 @ 2:59 pm (#)

      I hope a career change becomes an option in the future if dialysis work isn’t fulfilling you!!! Gary V has been excellent in inspiring change in my life:) –> https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk

      • Kori — October 15, 2016 @ 11:28 am (#)

        I greatly appreciate you sharing this! I will certainly look into it, & I too hope a career change will be possible. It looks like you’re having a blast at FNCE. Enjoy the rest of your time, & I look forward to reading more about your experience!

  2. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating — October 14, 2016 @ 8:40 pm (#)

    The black cherry Bai is my favorite of the carbonated variety, too! So good. I would never think to use it in cupcakes. And yes to the Ken Bone! Haha, that’s hilarious! But I also like the beauty and the beast idea. I think my fiance and I are going to be a pizza (me) and a pizza boy (him)

    • Kylie — October 17, 2016 @ 6:04 pm (#)

      LOVEEEE that pizza halloween costume idea! Brilliant!

  3. Carole from Carole's Chatter — October 14, 2016 @ 8:47 pm (#)

    Hi Kylie, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is Holiday Treats.

    You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which is probably some time Thursday your time – I do find time zones quite confusing. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole

  4. Moly — October 21, 2016 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    THESE ARE SO CUTE! I need to find a reason to make these cupcakes for halloween this year!

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