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Monstrous Mummy Halloween Cupcakes

You will need:
one batch of chocolate cupcakes
red and black food coloring

For the white vanilla frosting:
1?2 cup (30g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups (300g) confectioner's sugar, sifted
1?2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
1?2 teaspoon white powder coloring

This is a really simple but effective design: you just need a piping bag and a couple of different tips. This recipe requires a slightly thicker and whiter frosting than usual to create a firm shape that stays in place.

1. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and salt and beat the mixture on low speed just until combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until smooth. Add the milk and white powder coloring and beat the frosting until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

2. Fit a piping bag with a number 47 tip, then fill with the frosting, having set aside 2 tablespoons of frosting for the eyes. Pipe long bands in three overlapping sections (top and two sides) on the top of each cupcake. Leave a small gap in the center for the "eyes."

3. To create the "eyes," tint the remaining frosting with red food coloring. Using a piping bag fitted with a number 8 tip, pipe two balls in the central gap. Color the 2 tablespoons of frosting that were set aside black and, using a piping bag fitted with a number 4 tip, pipe the "pupils."

From Lily Vanilli's A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!
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