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Spooktacular Treats Workshop

Today was my first workshop here in Germany!  Although it was a small class due to some last minute cancellations, the two wonderful ladies who attended had a blast and made some super cute Halloween cupcakes!

Before they arrived, I made three dozen cupcakes, a quadruple batch of buttercream and a big bowl of meringue frosting.   Now, I had a lot of all the frostings left over… but I wanted to make sure the ladies had enough to work with!

Spooooooooooooooky Ghost

So… on to the cupcakes!  I taught them how to make three different cupcakes.  First, was the ghost cupcake.  I was inspired by the cake that Lemon Sugar made with the most adorable ghosts on top and thought they’d make the cutest cupcakes!

I showed them how to use a piping bag and large round tip to create these ghosts and then added black decorating gel for the eyes. Chasity got super creative and added a scary “ooooooooooooooooo” mouth to her ghost! (above)

Next, it was on to the Spiderweb Cupcakes.  I’ve made these in the past and they are one of the easiest cupcakes to make!  In the picture below you can see the ladies frosting their cupcakes with the spatulas… another technique they learned at the class.

Making spiderweb cupcakes

Finally, we made my favorite… the Monster Cupcakes!  As soon as I saw these little cuties on the Sweetology blog, I knew I had to make them myself and decided they’d be another great addition to this workshop.

Emily got super creative with a couple of her monster cupcakes… added lots of eyes, eye lashes and combining the colors!  But, I think my favorite came from Sue.  She made a monster with three eyes!  SOOO CUTE! I mean SPOOKY! hehe (below)

Bug-eyed Monster Cupcake!

I had about a dozen extra cupcakes, so I let the ladies decorate them anyway they wanted.  We ended up with a table full of some pretty spectacular cupcakes!

Some of the Spooktacular Treats made at today’s workshop!

Chasity, Sue & Emily with their creations!

 A big GIANT THANK YOU goes out to Sue and Chasity for coming to my first Workshop here in Germany!  I had a ton of fun preparing for this class and even more fun teaching you how to make these Spooktacular Treats!!

If you’re interested in coming to a JavaCupcake Workshop… I’ve got two more this year.  Visit my blog for all the details!

Spooktacular Treats Workshop – October 2012

Take a peek at all the pictures from today’s workshop!


Friday 26th of October 2012

Got it, Betsy! See you inspiration from lemon sugar! Thanks for sharing!


Friday 26th of October 2012

These look so fun and yummy. I love your ghost cake. Are you posting the recipes. I would love to take it to a haunted house this weekend. Especially the meringue frosting for the ghosts.hope so! Helen

Erin {Lemon Sugar}

Monday 22nd of October 2012

Aw, love the ghosts! My daughter has a party at school on Friday, so I'm making ghost cupcakes for her, too. Thanks for the shout-out!

Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake

Monday 22nd of October 2012

Awesome!! I'm making your cake with the ghosts in 6in round pans for two different Halloween party cake walks!! :) I can't wait to see how they turn out!! I hope you take pictures of your cupcakes!! <3 Thanks for the inspiration! (PS... My sister used your meringue recipe to make a semi-homemade pie yesterday and her dog ate the first batch! hehehe It's YUMMY!)


Sunday 21st of October 2012

These are just AWESOME!

Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake

Monday 22nd of October 2012

Thanks Trisha!!!! :) xoxo