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Spooky cupcakes

My hands are colored red.  Every surface is covered in a thin white veil of powder.

No this is not a horror story, it is just a description of my kitchen this morning after a marathon of baking!  

(Whenever I make red velvet, somehow the food coloring gets all over my hands!  And, the powder is just powdered sugar)  Normally I clean as I bake, but today there were just too many dishes to keep up!

Our station had a Halloween party, and I was asked to make cupcakes.  Originally I was just going to make red velvet.  And, then I decided to step it up a notch.

In all I made about seven dozen cupcakes.  Yes, I wrote the correctly.  I baked and decorated about 80 cupcakes in just under 5 hours.  Let me tell you, I have a whole new respect for those folks on Cupcake Wars!

I decided to go with a Halloween theme:

Red Velvet "eyeballs"

Chocolate dirt pudding "graveyards"

Funfetti "Aliens"

and Pumpkin Spice with brown butter buttercream frosting.

So far the response has been a treat!

(Let me know if you want any of the recipes!)

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