These cupcakes were another cause of skepticism when I caught a glimpse of them on Pinterest. These fellas looked adorable when a professional did them, but what would they look like when someone with the art skills of a three year old tried pulling them off?
This was the first time I have ever worked with fondant. My sources say that if you buy fondant from the store, be sure to grab something with a bit of flavor, so I grabbed vanilla. Warning, if you’ve never worked with fondant before, apparently it is supposed to be as hard as a rock when it comes out of the box. It also picks up crumbs of everything incredibly easily, so if you’ve made something recently, say a crumbly pumpkin cake, make sure you get ALL of the crumbs off of the counter.
Apparently I was not reading directions well when I started this project because having two separate sizes of cupcakes is sort of important. I used two cupcakes of the same size, so I feel like my ghosts would have self-esteem issues.
“Does this sheet make my butt look big?”
The cupcakes themselves turn out deliciously, so it’s almost too bad that they are covered up. Coworkers suggested using two mini-cupcakes instead, because having something with two cupcakes, a donut hole, frosting and fondant is a little intimidating.
I love the way these look, but I think that when people see them at a party they will think, “Those are adorable, and I don’t want to ruin one by eating it!”
I am planning on making these for a Halloween party I am throwing, but they will be more for decoration than eating. While Halloween is a holiday essentially celebrating consuming three days’ worth of calories into one night, I don’t think all of those calories should be found in a single ghost statue. I would also recommend drawing funny eyebrows onto your ghosts to add some funky personality.