Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tomorrow is a long time away

Dear Internets,

I decided that I couldn't wait until tomorrow to post pictures of my "tombstone cupcakes." I can't claim the idea as my own; I was inadvertently inspired by some Martha Stewart cupcakes (I'd seen tombstone cupcakes before, but didn't know where). Since I was already stealing Martha's ideas, I used her recipe for the frosting.

The cupcakes are devil's food with chocolate icing (because it's Halloween, and I like chocolate). For the frosting, I heated heavy cream, then poured it over semi-sweet chocolate chips and stirred until it was all mixed together. After I iced the cupcakes, I dipped them in Oreo cookie crumbs so that they'd have that "freshly dug grave" look (just like the ones your mom used to make). For the finishing touch, A and I made little tombstones out of Mexican coconut cookies and stuck them on top. Here are the results:



I finally have one of my digital cameras working - I think you should be able to click and enlarge the pictures if you'd like.

Love always,
Jane

7 comments:

sleepyjane said...

Those are awesome!! :) I love cupcakes, but those are just so cool!

SavingDiva said...

OMG! Those are great! I have the 10/2008 issue of Martha's magazine....I just stare in awe. I have no skills.

Teej said...

holy moly, those are rad! i like the one with the hand!

tal said...

IM IN LOVE!! pure cuteness! :) your party is going to rock! when i die i want a cupcake tombstone.

Elizabeth said...

Too cute! That icing sounds amazing...I would probably just eat a tub of that and call it a night.

Jane said...

Thanks so much guys! I can't claim credit for the hand sticking out of the ground - that one was A's idea.

Bekah said...

haha how frickin cute are they?? LOVE THEM!