Halloween is just around the corner and whether you’re young or gracefully aged, one thing is certain: your chances of avoiding the temptations of chocolate and candy at this time of year are slim to none. Well boys and ghouls, you might as well just face the facts and let your healthy eating habits rest in peace for the day! In honor of the occasion, I’m sure you’re just dying to try some of my “R.I.P. Diet” graveyard cupcakes. Warning: the post you are about to read is infested with puns.
Last week I found the most spooktacular bone sprinkles at Michael’s. As an added bone-us, they were on clearance! I had no idea at the time what to do with them, but loving a good deal as much as I do, I bought them anyways.
The haunting decision: miniature graveyard cupcakes! My original thought was to make fondant tombstones, but since nobody actually likes the taste of fondant and I was making these for my volleyball team, I put forth some extra effort and made sugar cookies. I added a bit of black food colouring to the dough witch made it look extra spooky, and cut out the stones freehand with a knife. Tip: make the end of the cookie pointed like a dagger so that you can easily stab it into the cupcake.