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Ghost Cupcakes – Red Beet and Purple Ube Flavors by Sugarswings! Serve Some

Posted on | October 16, 2012

Ghost CupcakesHello my cupcakes friends! Are you searching for some funny Halloween treats? Then you are on right place! Today you will meet another cupcakes artist, with  funny and creative  Halloween cupcakes recipe. I’m so happy I can introduce you Michelle and her beautiful blog!

When I visited her blog Sugarswings! Serve Some for the first time searching for some nice cupcakes I was truly amazed! I found real cupcakes treasure – plenty of  beautiful, completely original and unusual recipes for every occasion! So I’ve decided to invite Michelle to write one guest post and introduce her beautiful blog! She decided to do that with one unique Halloween cupcakes recipe! I’m sure you will enjoy! Thank you so much Michelle!

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes – Red Beet and Purple Ube Flavors

I’m Michelle from the blog Sugarswings! Serve Some.  I’m so happy to be here at Cupcakes Garden sharing my favorite cupcakes and just in time for Halloween!  First a little about me!  A couple years ago I started writing to share my love of baking and found it’s a great way to allow my creative side some expression, usually in the form of cupcakes and sweets for my kids and family.  Being a working mom of 2 boys and a girl – I love coming up with neat ideas to make them smile and I usually try to share the how to’s for most of the projects featured.  Unique cupcake ideas and flavors are often spot lighted.  There is also a fair amount of pop culture and geek infused within Sugarswings! Serve Some (star wars and superhero fans I’m looking at you!) as well as some healthier treats sprinkled in here and there too.  Hopefully there is something for everyone!

So onto the cupcakes! Who likes unusual flavored desserts? (me, me, me, and me!) I really do like incorporating different flavors into sweets and these red beet and ube cupcakes, which are part of this group of cupcakes.

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Red beet, ube (or purple yam), maple cinnamon, avocado, and butternut squashy-yep some unique fall flavors! The red beet and chocolate recipe is from Simple bites.

roast beets

roast beets for about an hour or so

Roast beat mash up (i used the food processor)

mash up (i used the food processor)

add to batter

add to batter

pre-baking (was hoping they'd stay this color!)

pre-baking (was hoping they’d stay this color!)

The ube recipe is from kirbie’s cravings.  I couldn’t find ube to roast, so just used grated ube from the asian grocery store local here.

find in the refrigerated section

find in the refrigerated section

love the color!

love the color!

added to batter

added to batter

cupcakes after baking

after baking (color changes a lot with these cupcakes from the start)

If you are interested in the butternut squash cupcake, the recipe is here from beantown baker (although I used roasted butternut squash and scooped out the flesh instead of grated squash and used a bit more so i’m guessing that’s why the color is a little deeper and consistent).  The maple cinnamon cupcake is just plain vanilla box cake with some cinnamon and maple syrup added.  The avocado post is here.

I wanted to keep the frosting simple so just added a little cool whip to look like ghosts and melted some black candy melt for ghost features.  So easy!

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Thanks very much to Vera for having me guest post over here at Cupcakes Garden, it’s been a lot of fun.  I really do hope you like these different flavored cupcakes.  Please come by and visit soon!


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