Sunday, October 16, 2011

#ClearAmerican Glazed Halloween Cupcakes

I am totally in the Halloween spirit, only 15 more days! Well actually only 14 days and some odd hours, but who is counting? Our costumes are 99% ready, we are getting pumpkins this Friday and I have officially made my first Halloween dessert of the season!

Glazed Halloween Cupcakes. :) Instead of dipping the cupcakes into a glaze, I piped it on using a Wilton 12 tip – using yellow, orange and white to resemble candy corn. This is a fun one to do with the kiddos.

I have always wanted to try one of those cakes where you combine cake mix with soda. Not sure what the proper term is for it, but I know there is soda and cake mix involved. I decided to try something kinda like that – but a little different. Instead of soda I opted for flavored water, both in the cake batter and frosting glaze. Walmart has a HUGE selection of Clear American flavored waters; the store I went to had 15 different flavors. So I sat there for a few, 5 minutes and finally selected Pineapple-Coconut for the cake batter and Lemon for the glaze. Yum! Plus, the waters were only .68 cents for 32.8 oz. Great deal!

Check out Clear American for all of their flavors. If you like what you see, also check them out at facebook or twitter!

Flavored Water Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
3 egg whites
1/3 cup oil
1 ¼ cup flavored water, I used Clear American Pineapple-Coconut

1. Heat oven to 350. Place cupcake liners in muffin pan
2. Mix all above ingredients until smooth
3. Fill cupcake liners up 2/3 way full
4. Bake 13 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
5. Let cool

Flavored Water Frosting Glaze

½ cup milk
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon flavored water, I used Clear American Lemon

1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth
2. To get different colors use basic food dye and follow instructions on packaging for icing – or until it reaches your liking. I made an orange and yellow and left the third portion white.
*To assemble the candy corn look put your glazes in pastry bags and pipe on in rings, starting with orange then yellow and finishing with a dollop of white. I let each application set for 10 minutes before applying the next color.

And since it is the season, I must share some nifty do-it-yourself crafts for Halloween. These are awesome, some people are so crafty!

Cookie Cutter Carved Pumpkins
by Fresh Home Ideas
Snake Wreath
by mcillecespot
Halloween Friends
Cheesecloth Spiderwebs
by Martha Stewart
Fanged Pumpkins
by Martha Stewart

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, #CBias, which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American® brand beverages.


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The cupcakes look so fun! Great job and thanks for sharing. We are always looking for fun ways to use our Clear American Water (we love it)! I'm not much of a baker, but I sure am going to "try" this!

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow Those cupcakes, even the paper liners, are so pretty!

Sarah @ The Pieces of MI Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, so easy! I bet they tasted GREAT!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sooo cute! I love fun cupcakes...thanks for the idea!

Nicole Brady (SahmReviews) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those look so professional! Is the piped stuff just on the surface so it's decorative or do you insert it inside to get a filling? My baking skills are usually accented by the smoke alarm so that should tell you something about my abilities! LOL

Thanks for the post!

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