Alright, I told you about my awful childhood Halloween costume decisions already but let’s revisit 1st grade. It was 1996 and I chose to forgo the pink princess costumes for a black 80’s dress from Goodwill. And yes, there were shoulder pads. To that I added a black and white wig, black lipstick, dark blush and a veil. Frankenstein’s wife.
I must have looked like the most troubled 1st grader in my entire class.
Because everyone likes seeing the step by step photos… but seriously, once those eyes went on I just couldn’t help but to laugh because I felt like he was starring at me!!!
Here’s a video I made about making these cuties and an updated blog post on Frankenstein Cupcakes too!
What I refer to as “Melts” in all my puppy chow recipes can be bought at places like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, WinCo BUT you can also use Almond Bark! I like using melts or almond bark because they don’t burn or anything in the microwave and are meant for candy making so that melt down really thin.
Any product that melts down really well usually comes looking like these little “disks” (Except for the barks)
Chocolate candies for the eyes. I picked out all my brown ones to use before I started but you can use all the colors to get creepy looking Frankensteins!
Mini piping bag from a little plastic bag, I do this all the time for chocolate stuff because it means I just get to throw the bag away and not wash it!
EYES!!! Remember, the melts will start to cool and harden fairly quickly, so make sure to press the candies on soon. Also, if the melts are really runny it can be a little tricky, I never really squeezed my bag and just let it drip out instead. Just practice a little and you’ll be great!
So cute and totally edible! As cute as a lot of the Halloween cupcakes are, who wants to eat the fondant or the huge ice cream cones (witch hats) on top of them?
My little photo set up in my temporary apartment. A cookie sheet as my backdrop, a cutting board for the tabletop a cute cupcake!
Make sure to check out my Reese’s Frankenstein Cupcakes too!
Ghiradelli White Melting Wafers = Whites of eyes/ Stitches (add red gel dye)
M&M's = eye balls (I used the brown ones)
Chocolate Jimmy Sprinkles = Hair/Nose
Chocolate chips or melted chocolate = Bolts