Add pointy witch shoes to these cupcakes for some spooky Halloween party fun!
To make 20 cupcakes, you'll need 10 black and white paper drinking straws and 40 witch shoe cut-outs.
Simply cut a black and white paper drinking straw into quarters (you will get two sets of legs out of one straw). Grab some black cardboard and cut out 40 witch shoes. Make two slits in the end of the straw and slide the witch shoes into the slits.
Use our easy sour-cream cupcakes recipe below, to make 20 cupcakes.
• 125g unsalted butter, chopped, softened
• 1 cup caster sugar
• Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
• 3 eggs
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
• 1 cup plain flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 cup almond meal
• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
• 2 Tbsp boiling water
• Extra 2 tsp unsalted butter, softened
• Green food colouring, to tint
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 12-hole 1/3 cup capacity muffin tin with paper cases. Put butter, sugar and zest in bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium, using paddle attachment, until light. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla paste, beating until incorporated.
Step 2: Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl, then gently fold into butter mixture, along with almond meal and sour cream. Fold until just combined, then spoon batter equally into paper cases. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch. Set aside on a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 3: Put icing sugar, boiling water and extra butter in a large bowl and mix until a smooth paste forms. Tint green with food colouring. Place two straws with witch shoes in each cupcake. Serve with a scary, 'boo!'