Top a chocolate cupcake with a big swirl of chocolate frosting and a white Reese’s Cup vampire. These Dracula Cupcakes are frighteningly cute for Halloween.
I am always so excited when Halloween season rolls around. I know many of you are thinking it’s way too early to be sharing Halloween desserts, but I just can’t help myself. I had so much fun designing these Dracula Cupcakes to share with you.
For the past few years I have been designing a lot of cupcakes using Reese’s Cups. I just love how the Reese’s Cups add dimension to the cupcakes. Perched atop a big swirl of frosting they make the perfect head for an animal or in this case, a vampire.
To make these frighteningly cute Dracula Cupcakes I used White Chocolate Reese’s Cups. They were the perfect color for the pale faced vampires.
These desserts will definitely take some time to decorate, but they are show stoppers. They look spectacular on a food table. Plus they are very filling so there’s really no need to serve any other dessert to your party guests. Actually some people will think they are too big to eat and will want to share.
Watch the video to see how they come together.
- When making black frosting it’s best to start with chocolate frosting. It already has a deep dark color, it tastes great, and is much easier to color using black food coloring.
- I love homemade frosting but when I’m designing and making just a few treats I find it much easier to use Wilton’s ready made icing. Both the chocolate and vanilla versions taste great and are quite stiff so they hold a nice peak on cupcakes like this.
- If you have nice firm frosting you don’t absolutely need to add the Pocky Stick to the back of the Reese’s Cup. They do add support and will keep your peanut butter cups upright on the cupcake even during transportation.
- I use Pocky Sticks because they taste great and are long enough to poke into the cupcake for support.
- If you prefer, you can use Candy Clay or fondant to create the bow tie and collar for your Dracula Cupcakes.
Find the supplies needed to make these Dracula Cupcakes on Amazon (commission earned for sales).
- 6 White Reese's Cups
- 2 ounces Black Candy Melts, melted
- 1 ounce White Candy Melts, melted
- 2 cups chocolate frosting, colored black
- 6 chocolate cupcakes
- 1/3 cup white frosting
- 3 red fruit roll sheets
- Unwrap Reese's Cups.
- Using a food use only paint brush, paint a black candy melts widow's peak (hair) onto each Reese's Cup.
- Add two eyes, a mouth and two eyebrows.
- Pop the candy into the freezer for a minute or two until the black candy melts harden.
- Add a tiny white candy melts highlight in each eye and add two fangs to the mouth.
- Allow the candy to harden.
- Dip a Pocky Stick in black candy melts.
- Set it on a piece of parchment paper.
- Set one Reese's Cup vampire on top so the Pocky Stick acts like a lollipop stick.
- Allow that candy to harden.
- Pipe a big swirl of black frosting on a chocolate cupcake.
- Insert the Pocky Stick with the vampire into the frosting.
- Pipe white frosting onto the black frosting swirl to make a ruffled shirt for the vampire.
- Cut collars and bow ties out of fruit rolls.
- Wrap one collar around the frosting swirl just under the vampire's head.
- Add a bow tie to the ruffled white frosting.
If you are looking for some of the ideas for Halloween be sure to check out all my Fun Halloween Food tutorials.
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