10.20.2011

Fondant Ghosts And Mummies For Halloween


Remember earlier this month when Jen and I tried decorating some cakes with fondant? Well, that same day, we also worked on some Halloween treats with the fondant that King Arthur Flour sent us. We found ideas for ghosts and mummies on the King Arthur Flour website (well before Food Network Magazine arrived in my mailbox touting a similar idea) and thought it would be fun to make some Halloween-themed cupcakes.

I whipped up a batch of vanilla cupcakes and some vanilla and caramel buttercreams, and we used those as the base for our decorations. I made standard-size cupcakes for the mummies and mini cupcakes for the ghosts (and used Halloween-colored cupcake liners I ordered on Etsy from The Bakers Confections). Below are some notes on how we created the mummies and ghosts, but you can check out King Arthur Flour for more exact instructions.


Making Mummies

To make the mummies, I rolled out some fondant very thin, and then cut strips of it. I covered a frosted cupcake with the strips, leaving an opening for the mummy's eyes. Then I dug out my Valrhona Les Perles, which I thought would be perfect for eyes, and placed them in the opening.


Making Ghosts

To make the ghosts, I rolled a small amount of fondant into a little ball and placed it on top of a frosted mini cupcake. (I tried a few different methods and found that the small ball of fondant helped the ghost to hold its shape best.)


Then I rolled out more fondant and used a round cutter to cut out a small fondant circle. I draped the fondant circle over the small ball of fondant, coaxing it into little folds.


For the final touch, I made a small parchment cone, filled it with bittersweet chocolate chips, microwaved it until the chocolate was fluid, and used it to pipe little dots on the ghosts for eyes.


The little mummies and ghosts looked so cute and are a great introduction to fondant if you've never used it before. They'd be fitting additions to a Halloween party!

What are your favorite Halloween treats?

22 comments:

Joanne said...

Megan, these are adorable! Especially the ghosts. I almost want to hug it instead of eat it!

DeliciousDish said...

Thanks, Joanne! I felt the same way. :)

Traveleatlove said...

Wow, these are so cute!

Emily said...

These are too cute for words!! Seems like you've mastered fondant. My favorite Halloween treat is any mini chocolate bar (w/o nuts) or candy corn (I've already eaten a whole bag by myself and don't want to see them again til 2012!)

Elizabeth said...

These are adorable! I love the little eyes

FunandFearlessinBeantown said...

Aw, these look adorable!

Shannon said...

those are too freakin cute :) great job!!

Mal @ The Chic Geek said...

I love those little ghosts, so cute!

Ranjani said...

Too cute! I rarely do Halloween baking but now I want to make some adorable little ghosts

Boston Sports Woman said...

Megan I love these! I was thinking of trying fondant to make bat cupcakes, so I think I will try these too!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

these are SOOO cute! I esp love the ghosts- very clever :)

Bianca Garcia said...

So cute!! I really like the mummy cupcakes!

In and Around Town said...

The mummy just cracks me up - those little eyes looking out are too cute! You are so right, this is the perfect introduction to fondant

Daisy said...

these are so cute and creative!

Allison@KingArthurFlour said...

These are super adorable! Thanks for sharing. :-)

nat@thesweetslife said...

These turned out so well! I'm making some Halloween themed cupcakes next week but I need to practice a bit more before I graduate to fondant :)

Bridget said...

SO cute!!! Love this idea! I really need to have a fondant day I'm thinking :)

Erin @ A Nesting Experience said...

I love the mummies. So so so cute! I always have trouble working with fondant. You did a great job. Great photos too!

Taryn Collins said...

So cute, so creative! Love seeing what you guys did with fondant - I still can't wait to play with it!

Kerstin said...

Awww, they're so cute, love them!

::stephchows:: said...

OMG so cute!

Traveleatlove said...

Wow, these are so cute!