I love Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday. Anyone who knows me, wouldn’t have a hard time figuring that out – I love dressing up and I love candy. But I also love Halloween-themed desserts. For me, they are the most fun to make. I’ve already started this year, with my first batch of sweet Halloween fun, in the form of Graveyard Cupcakes.
I used a chocolate cake for the cupcakes themselves, and made my soon-to-be-famous cookies and cream buttercream (a girl can dream.) I piped large uneven dollops of the icing on top of the cupcakes, making the perfect base for a cookie grave.
Then, I wrote on the cookie tombstones, and put them into place on the tops of the cupcakes.
The result was a Halloween treat to die for.
Jeanine’s Soon-To-Be-Famous Cookies and Cream Buttercream.
What you’ll need:
8 oz butter
5 oz shortening
1 lb 4oz confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tblsp water
8 crushed oreos (or faux-reos)
What you’ll do:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and shortening. Add the sugar, vanilla, water, and crushed cookies. Beat until smooth, light, and fluffy (about 5 minutes).