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Vampire bite cupcakes

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I keep seeing these vampire bite cupcakes around the internets. They're super easy to make - you can get away with canned frosting and boxed cake mix!

I made my own blood sauce from maraschino cherries, but feel free to use canned jam or any sweet red sauce. :D
 
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • box of cake mix of choice (this is my favorite!)
  • white frosting
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cornstarch
As far as hardware - you'll want a wooden skewer and some cupcake liners.

Step 2: The "blood" sauce

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Don't worry about making your own - you could use any kind of strawberry jam or sauce here instead.

I just made this up and I am pretty excited about it. :D

I blended up 1/4 cup of maraschino cherry juice and 8 maraschino cherries. I microwaved that for about a minute and thirty seconds, or until bubbling. I added a little less than 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch to that and whisked. Microwave again for 30 seconds and whisk again and you should have a fairly thick sauce. 

This makes a good amount - you might even be able to do four dozen cupcakes with it.
 

Step 3: Bake, cool and frost your cupcakes

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Typically you can get 20ish cupcakes out of a box of cake mix, so that's a great way to go here. :D

Bake them and let them cool completely on wire racks. Otherwise the frosting will slide right off the cupcakes!

It's easiest to make the bites if the frosting is thin.

Step 4: Make the bites

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To do this, do the pointed end of the skewer into the sauce. Make sure it's coated thinly, and then press it into the top of the cupcake.

The sauce will pool around the bite, which will allow you to drag it down the side of the cupcake with the skewer in whatever direction you like. :)

Once you've done a few it will be easy to figure out how much blood you need.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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And hold them up to your neck in case someone doesn't understand.

Alternatively, scream TWILIGHT!!1 ANNE RICE!!1 BUNNICULA!!!!!1 at the top of your lungs.
mal homsy12 months ago
delicious (Y)
nikoala312 months ago
Cute!
nerd74731 year ago
one question are the cupcakes real sugary? I am one of those people just don't like icing very sweet.
jessyratfink (author)  nerd74731 year ago
I'd recommend making your own frosting, honestly. Anything out of a can tastes really sweet and slightly artificial. ;)

Cream cheese frosting is probably your best bet!
ok thanks for the info