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Bloody Broken Candy Glass Cupcakes for Halloween

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 Bloody Broken Glass Candy Cupcakes for Halloween

This is best as a 2 day project for cooling and futzing. It will take a few hours to do right. You can save time buying the cupcakes and icing, but the candy glass you will have to make (but it is really fun) chemistry is like magic. The last page has the ingredients and short version on one page to refer to while making everything.

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Ingredients

Cupcake Base:
1 Can white frosting ( or make your own from icing sugar, a bit of crisco, and water)
1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix (or other flavour)
3 Eggs
Water
Oil


Sugar Glass:
2 cups water
1 cup light corn syrup (the clear white one, not golden)
3 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
(some sort of grease or spray to grease the cookie sheet)

Edible Blood:
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water, or more as needed
15 drops red food colouring
1 drop blue food colouring


Tools:
Various measuring cups and bowls
Candy Thermometer that goes to 300F (or bowl of cold water to do it the risky way)
Cookie sheet
Cupcake pans and cups
Hammer or heavy implement
 Whisk or wooden spoon
Large sauce pan
White tray for display
Toothpick or pin to pop bubbles in the hot candy glass
Spatula to scoop out corn syrop from measuring cup
Tongs ideally to avoid fingerprints in candy


 
 
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hbrewer53 months ago
My glass turned yellow and it didn't get hard. what do you think is the problem?
solipsism (author)  hbrewer53 months ago

too hot too fast

solipsism (author)  hbrewer53 months ago

too hot too fast

Do you know of anything you could use instead of light corn syrup? Can't get it in Ireland, the usual substitute is golden syrup, but as the name suggests it's not clear.
I'm in Australia, and I used glucose syrup.

Corn syrup is typically Glucose unless you get the high Fructose stuff, so basically it is the same... Good info tough, thanks!

solipsism (author)  CatOfTheCanals9 months ago
http://www.myamericanmarket.com/us/home/kosher-foods/karo-light-corn-syrup

or add food colouring and call it a beer bottle, mold over a real bottle
Great thanks!
Dreamchronic6 months ago
Looks so tasty,mmm:)
Teachersears7 months ago
Fun. I was up against the clock, so my yearbook students ended up with beer bottle glass in their cupcakes. They ate 'em up though.
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tclark4499 months ago
Excellent instructions! I was terrified to try making the sugar glass, but your instructions walked me through so well; thank you! This is an excellent Halloween treat and I will use it from now on? Good luck!
bobdog9 months ago
Edible shot glasses! OR crunches a la Big Mama in Dr Detroit!
gymno pro9 months ago
i like the glass idea super cool hope you place in the contest!!!!

P.S
Happy Halloween
carterdana9 months ago
I made these last year and much like solipsism, had a lot of fun with it! My coworkers were a little hesitant at first but they must have changed their minds after trying them since I won first place in work's Halloween dessert contest. Great Instructable, Craig, very informative!
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The brain was a nice touch!
thebeatonpath9 months ago
no name! Reminds me of shopping when visiting family in Canada! Can't wait to try these.
JaneClarke9 months ago
OMG! They look amazing!
All you need to do is add yellow ribbons of soft candy or frosting and they will be "Crime Scene Cupcakes"!
kimbytns9 months ago
Credit where credit is due; this recipe is actually from the book "A zombie ate my cupcake" by Lily Vanilli. She makes some really awesome stuff, I recommend you all look her up!
solipsism (author)  kimbytns9 months ago
credit would go to the victorian age at least...hardly something invented in a book last year.
I wonder if this technique would work to remove all the bubbles from the mix?

http://youtu.be/WtodXHMDOP8?t=4m7s
avisser9 months ago
Perfect!
jobard9 months ago
AWESOME!!!
radratonly9 months ago
Sweet we have got to try this one. Thank you for this!!!!
mehlani9 months ago
What a spooky fun idea!
Noelcg9 months ago
These look awesome, will definitely do for our Halloween party - thank you!!
Horef9 months ago
paint that glass blue, make breaking bad candy, earn millions. repeat.
foobear9 months ago
These really are funny
TheGreatS9 months ago
I'm afraid to bite into one... Which is a sign of a job well done!
padawanhilary9 months ago
Fantastic. I'm so doing this.
misko139 months ago
Wow! Very impressive.
oldmicah9 months ago
That ia so disgusting! Man I love Halloween!
poofrabbit9 months ago
This is so amazingly disturbing, I LOVE IT!!!! What a great Halloween snack!
tommycai9 months ago
I have never baked before but I am about to begin thanks for this :)
Love step 5 :)
We have tried to make the glass last year and our guests were freeked out :)
Really nice in muffin version!
andrea biffi9 months ago
Ahahah! Impressive!!
Livliv9 months ago
This. Is. Freaking. Awesome!!!! Fantastic job!!! So real yet so yummy
Really awesome!
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