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I’m a huge fan of all things horror movie and thriller-related. Needless to say, I love these Bloody Cupcakes and how fantastically over the top they are.
They’re literally the perfect cupcake for basically any watch party of any horror movie ever.
Or Halloween party, or anything.
Lemme start by saying that I get a little goofy over Halloween and all things dark and gloomy.
I’m a 90’s Goth Girl at heart…what can I say?!
So, when the opportunity came to host a little mini-zombie party the other day, in the middle of spring…well, I was not saying “no”.
As a matter of fact, I was immediately whipping up these Bloody Cupcakes.
Not only are they super easy to make (I mean, outside of actually baking the cupcakes, it took me less than 10 minutes to make this bloody mess), but they’re also ridiculously delicious.
I think it might be all the extra corn syrup? Maybe…LOL!
I based these off my ridiculously simple vanilla cupcakes, that are just so fast to put together, and they’re basically a no-fail cupcake recipe.
Nothing better than that, right?
Then I just mixed-up some red food coloring and corn syrup to make some quick fake edible blood.
I only used about 10 drops of red food coloring to do this, although I would have used more.
It’s just all I had left in my little dropper. Need to buy more food coloring, I guess! LOL!
I stirred that up, and though it doesn’t look like a lot, it goes a long way.
Plus, if you have more red food coloring, you can absolutely make more.
But, it really does go a long way…
Then, to make the cupcakes even more juicy (is that the right word? should it be bloody?), I went with the “surprise cupcake” trick of putting a hole in the top.
I did this with a decorating tip. And it’s super easy.
So go stab a cupcake, twist, then pull–the top will come right out.
I used about 1/2 a teaspoon, so not much, to fill each little cupcake hole.
The point here is not to fill-up the cupcake, but rather to just color the center that same bright red so that when you bite into it, there’s more than just the frosting’s blood.
Then I popped the lid back on the hole.
No sense in letting even that little bite of cupcake go to waste–they’re that good.
Now, I went with white vanilla frosting because, 1) I’m lame that way, 2) it’s what I had in the pantry, and 3) I thought that the contrast of the red and white would be super stark and fun.
I suggest you do the same, but if you wanted to do a white chocolate or cream cheese frosting, who am I to argue?! They’re not my cupcakes!
And I chose to go with my trusty largest star tip and a typical “swirly” topping on the cupcake.
I don’t know if this is the correct way to frost a cupcake, but I don’t really care, because they’re cupcakes that will be demolished in a couple of bites. LOL!
Then comes the real fun for these Bloody Cupcakes!
I drizzled and drizzled.
Because I wanted the blood to look like splatter…
Not “dipped” in blood, if you know what I mean?
And I liked the contrast a lot of the white and red, so I splattered a lot.
I even put some of the fake edible blood on my hand and made handprints on the table, I was so impressed with it.
All with the same batch of fake blood–see?! I told you it went really far…
And, now that I look back, it might have been fun if I’d used a red or even blue cupcake liner.
But I really ended-up digging how the parchment paper cupcake liners looked with the red of the fake blood kind of leaching through.
It totally added to the Bloody Cupcakes being so super over the top.
And my friends loved them, so that was more than I had hoped, honestly! LOL!
So, you’re in for making these Bloody Cupcakes, but you’re low on flour for the actual cupcakes?
Just pin this recipe to your favorite halloween treats board, that way you can find it when you’re good and ready to splatter the blood!
Oh, and if you make these Bloody Cupcakes and you loved ’em as much as me, be sure to drop a 5-star rating on the recipe so we know you’d like to see more of these types of fun recipes here!
- 6 cupcakes made from your favorite recipe
- 1 can of your favorite white frosting
- ½ cup corn syrup
- 10-20 drops red GEL food coloring
- Make the fake blood by combining the corn syrup and food coloring into a bowl and stirring until the color is consistent throughout.
- Using a decorating tip, make a hole in the top of each cupcake, saving the remnants from each hole for use filling the hole in a moment.
- Place 1 tspn of the fake blood in each cupcake hole.
- Replace the top of each cupcake hole.
- Using your largest star tip and a piping bag, frost the cupcakes in a circular fashion.
- Drizzle each cupcake with ample amounts of fake blood.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 291mg Carbohydrates: 66g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 56g Protein: 3g