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.



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

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

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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loki675 months ago

What does the Cream of tartar do for the recipe?? Similar recipes don't call for it, and Martha Stewarts site only calls for sugar and water, nothing else.

Ana K10 months ago
What does the blood end up tasting like?
solipsism (author)  Ana K10 months ago

sugary water.

SparkySolar10 months ago

I love this instructable thank you so much

paula.dory10 months ago

I did make them and they were great I will most definitly make them again this year!!! Thanks !

hbrewer51 year ago
My glass turned yellow and it didn't get hard. what do you think is the problem?
solipsism (author)  hbrewer51 year ago

too hot too fast

solipsism (author)  hbrewer51 year 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)  CatOfTheCanals1 year ago

or add food colouring and call it a beer bottle, mold over a real bottle
Great thanks!
Looks so tasty,mmm:)
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.
tclark4491 year 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!
bobdog1 year ago
Edible shot glasses! OR crunches a la Big Mama in Dr Detroit!
gymno pro1 year ago
i like the glass idea super cool hope you place in the contest!!!!

Happy Halloween
carterdana1 year 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!
The brain was a nice touch!
no name! Reminds me of shopping when visiting family in Canada! Can't wait to try these.
JaneClarke1 year 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"!
kimbytns1 year 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)  kimbytns1 year 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?

qewt1 year ago
jobard1 year ago
radratonly1 year ago
Sweet we have got to try this one. Thank you for this!!!!
mehlani1 year ago
What a spooky fun idea!
Noelcg1 year ago
These look awesome, will definitely do for our Halloween party - thank you!!
Horef1 year ago
paint that glass blue, make breaking bad candy, earn millions. repeat.
foobear1 year ago
These really are funny
TheGreatS1 year ago
I'm afraid to bite into one... Which is a sign of a job well done!
Fantastic. I'm so doing this.
misko131 year ago
Wow! Very impressive.
oldmicah1 year ago
That ia so disgusting! Man I love Halloween!
poofrabbit1 year ago
This is so amazingly disturbing, I LOVE IT!!!! What a great Halloween snack!
tommycai1 year 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!
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