Happy Halloween! Don't be scared...the blood isn't real. This is my red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, red gel frosting (blood) and almond hard candy (glass). I can't take full credit for this idea, but I did do all of the work. I either borrowed this idea from pinterest or foodgawker...I can't remember, but go look at both sites if you haven't...they are both amazing.
I'm not posting the cupcake recipe because I have no idea where I got the recipe from (man, I sound like I don't know or remember anything!)...I don't want to take credit for someone else's hard work. But, if you want a good red velvet recipe I know that I have used recipes from the fabulous Paula Deen. Here's the hard candy recipe...it's so easy.
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 3/4 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1 cup water
2 tablespoons flavored extract
1 teaspoon food coloring, if desired
-Line a sheet cake pan or any cake pan with heavy duty foil. Sprinkle the foil very generously with confectioners' sugar.
-In a large heavy saucepan, combine the white sugar, corn syrup, and water. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves (took me about 7 minutes). Stop stirring, and boil until a candy thermometer reads 300 to 310 degrees F (took me about 30 minutes). Remove from heat.
-Stir in the extract and food coloring. Pour onto the prepared foil, and allow to cool and harden. Crack into pieces, and store in an airtight container.
*recipe adapted from allrecipes.
What a delicious looking weiner he is! I hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!