Saturday, October 27, 2007

halloween cupcake craziness

Every once in a while I get this little itch to do something outside of my realm of comfort and talent. (Lately I have been wanting to do them more frequently, which usually just means that our little apartment is going to be a disaster until I get it all sorted out!)

This year, for some reason, I have been dying to make random crazy Halloween cupcakes. Why? I don't know, but the desire was strong enough that I actually set out for a reason to have to make the cupcakes (because heaven knows we don't need to eat 2 dozen cupcakes all by ourselves...) So a friend and I decided to put together a Halloween shin dig, just so that we would have an excuse to make fun Halloween food.

It doesn't help, mind you, that Martha Stewart puts out all sorts of magazines with fun ideas, and my brain seems to interpret them thinking that they can't possibly be too hard or time consuming.. (again forgetting my lack of experience, or creative genes!)

Then, last week, they sent around a sign up sheet at church asking people to bring a dessert to the ward Halloween activity. My response, "SWEET!" (Still being in the excited motivated, having not yet started the project, phase...)


So this is me, Tuesday night. I pulled the table into the middle of the living room to watch TV while I played, since I was home by myself. And Bobby came home to quite a mess!

He didn't mind the mess so much- because then he got to eat pumpkin cupcakes, various colors of all cream cheese frosting and random candies. (He even tried to help me decorate a few. It was awesome. He used licorice to look like a knife sticking out of the cupcake!)

We had to strategically store the cupcakes so all the fancy frosting and candies would not bump into each other. However, when I went to collect the cupcakes Wednesday, they were in a little bit of a sad shape. The taffy, once stiff and spiked all fancy like, was looking a little more droopy, and the frosting also had softened up and gotten a little slippery looking...

But alas, we took them to the ward Halloween party anyway... But I was a little sad. I think people were a scared of them. By the time we left, I think about 5 of them had been eaten.. but I slyly took the plates out from under them and left them there in case someone else got brave and wanted to eat them (and lets be honest, I didn't want to walk out with them and have everyone know who had made the scary looking cupcakes!

So now, I got to make the silly cupcakes that I was excited about. It was half a success and half a bust... and now I'm stuck having to make them again Halloween night for the party I threw just so that I could the silly things! Sigh....

5 comments:

C. said...

hey you, it's sister rains! i love this post because i do stuff like this all the time, and so we end up with a (small) apartment full of my half-finished projects... lame! However, I think your cupcakes are awesome!

jeanie said...

Megan, Love the cupcakes! They look awesome, They are a LOT of work, I made some with the idea of them have all sorts of crazy faces like yours, but I lost my steam mid project and they mostly just had big marshmallow eyes and sprinkles...

Annacondalisa said...

Linc says "Those are scary, I don't like spiders" Geoff's comment "Poor Megan" (in reference to not wanting anyone to know you made them) and Hari's comment "Marrssmellows, Marrssmellows, Tooties Pops"

kristin said...

I'm glad I have never attempted anything like that. BUT I have to say they looked fantastic. I LOVE the spider cupcake.

karla said...

Wow - these are professional cupcakes we are talking about here! Good work!