Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween Gooey Brain Cupcakes

Just to let you know, this post was written before I went fully paleo to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

Mwah ha ha ha haaaa.......

Yep, Halloween's on its way and look what I've got for you... 

Gooey Brain Cupcakes. 




Genius, right? 

It occurred to me one day that walnut halves look a lot like brains - and would look a lot more like them if they were covered in white chocolate. 

You just prepare your cupcakes and cut out a circle of ready-rolled fondant icing - you could use black if you wanted to - and put them to one side. Then, take 12 walnut halves, one for each cake, and dip them in melted white chocolate. Put them on a sheet of greaseproof paper to dry off and set. Meanwhile, top each circle of fondant onto your cooled cake, using a smear of jam if you like. Once the chocolate on the walnut halves is set, (about half an hour to an hour, depending on how hot or cold your room temperature is) you just blob a little raspberry or strawberry jam onto the fondant-topped cupcake and push a white chocolate-coated walnut half on top. 

Gooey brain cupcakes. 

What are you all cooking up for Halloween? 

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