I actually feel really wrong posting this and I hope that I have not gone too far with the glass in the eye, however my sprogoons wanted to do this, and as it is Halloween, I threw caution to the wind ( So if anybody is offended, I apologise now !)
This is an easy enough recipe that the kids loved helping with ( OMG, my kitchen is destroyed !!!!). It is a simple cupcake recipe with some decoration on top, most of the ingredients were bought from Poundland, as I couldn’t argue on the price, so this idea has cost around £4.50 which isn’t the cheapest, but it has kept the kids entertained for 2 hours, so I am weighing up my odds.
For 12 cakes You will need…..
110g self raising flour
4 drops of vanilla essence
2 tsp milk
10 Fox Glacier mints
1 cup of icing sugar
1 red food colour pen
blue ready to roll icing
Melt the butter and add it to the sugar and stir until the sugar is creamy, add the flour , eggs, milk and vanilla and stir this up well, making sure that there are no lumps.
Put this into cake cups and pop them into a pre heated oven ( 180*c) for around 12 minutes.
Leave the cakes to cool down and make a start on the Mints.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the mints around the tray, pop into the oven until they melt.
When you take them out of the oven, leave the mints to go hard and when cold and hard you can break them into shards.
Knead the icing with your hands and then put a light dusting of icing sugar onto your worktop and roll out your Icing. I cut out the circles using a food colouring top and then put these to the side.
Mix the icing sugar with tiny bits of water, and gradually build up a nice thick icing.
Spread this over the cupcakes and then pop this into the fridge to go hard.
Get your red food colour pen and start to draw veins on the eyes ( hurl !!!)
Stick the blue disks on top and break a chocolate button up and use some for the pupil.
Stick the shards into the eye and then serve.