This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Clara of I Heart Food4Thought, who has chosen Dorie's chocolate-chocolate cupcakes and encouraged us to dress them up for Halloween.
Here are the cupcakes pre-decorating:
I really liked these, because they were chocolatey without being OTT, rich, "I contain a family block of chocolate" flavour. There was only 150g of chocolate in the whole batch, including the frosting. I made my cupcakes as patty cakes (half way between a muffin and a mini muffin) so that I had enough to go around the troops.
Halloween is not an event that is traditionally celebrated in Oz, although I am informed that children now do go trick or treating. However, I wanted to join in the fun, so I coloured some ready rolled fondant orange using gel colours, and cut out Halloween shapes using the mint-condition cutters that I bought with grand (but unrealised) intentions last year. The features were drawn on using a food colouring pen.