Easy Broken Glass Cupcakes for Halloween
Nothing says Halloween like blood, spiders, and sweets! If you’re looking to make something easy (and inexpensive) but creepy this Halloween, make these broken glass cupcakes. I promise the “hardest” part of all of this is making the edible broken glass, but if you follow the instructions closely, you should have no problems.
Here’s what you’ll need… your favorite red velvet cake mix, ingredients to prepare the cake mix, your favorite white frosting (I used cream cheese), corn syrup, sugar, water, red food coloring, non-stick cooking/baking spray, and foil paper. A couple of optional things you’ll need are cupcake liners and a candy thermometer.
The first thing you want to do is line a baking sheet with foil paper and then spray it with non-stick cooking/baking spray. This will be for your glass. At this time you can also preheat your oven to 350 or whatever the instructions on your cake mix says.
Now gather your ingredients for the glass. You’ll need 1 cup of corn syrup, 2 cups of water, and 3 1/2 cups of white sugar. If you want clear glass instead of glass with a yellow-ish tint, make sure to use the lightest corn syrup you can find. OPTIONAL: If you want your glass candy to have a little flavor, you can use some sort of clear flavoring extract and add it in once your candy reaches 300 degrees.
Now combine all of the ingredients in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once the candy reaches a boil, lower the heat a little and continue to cook it until it reaches 300 degrees.
If you do not have a candy thermometer, here’s an illustrated guide on using the cold water method to test the temperature of candy. It will take up to 30 minutes to reach 300 degrees. Once it does, immediately pour it on the cookie sheet your lined with foil paper and make sure it spreads evenly. Let it cool until it hardens.
While the candy cools, start on your cupcakes. My cake mix calls for vegetable oil, water, and eggs but I used butter, milk, and eggs 🙂
Now just prepare the cake mix according to the instructions that it came with.
When they’re done, let them cool. At this point, your glass candy should be done. Take a hammer (or use the handle of a spatula like I did) and break the glass into shards).
Everything is now ready and you can begin decorating your cupcakes. Get your favorite white frosting (I used cream cheese frosting. It’s not totally white but it did the trick) and frost your cupcakes. It definitely doesn’t have to be neat and pretty.
Now get your red food coloring and pour a couple of drops on your cupcakes.
Grab some of your edible glass and shove them into the top of your cupcakes.
And that’s it! You can now enjoy your broken glass cupcakes.
Frightfully easy to make, and delicious! These Easy Broken-Glass Halloween Cupcakes are the perfect party treat, or share with friends, classmates or family!
- Red Velvet Cake Mix + Ingredients It Asks For to Prepare the Mix (i.e. water, vegetable oil, eggs, etc.)
- White Frosting
- 1 Cup of Light Corn Syrup
- 2 Cups of Water
- 3 1/2 Cups of sugar
- Red Food Coloring
- Foil Paper
- 1 Cookie Sheet
- Non-Stick Cooking/Baking Spray
- Optional: Cupcake Liners, A Candy Thermometer
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or whatever the instructions say on your cake mix.
- Grab your cookie sheet and line it with foil. After you do that, spray the foil with the non-stick cooking/baking spray.
- In a large sauce pan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the heat a little and cook the candy until it reaches 300 degrees. (If you don’t have a candy thermometer, use the cold water method to test the temperature. I linked to it in the post above).
- Once the candy reaches 300 degrees, pour it on the cookie sheet you lined with foil Make sure to spread it evenly and then set it aside to harden.
- While you wait for your candy to harden, start on your cupcakes. Prepare them according to what the instructions it came with says.
- When your cupcakes are done and cooled, check to see if your candy has hardened. Take a hammer or whatever you can find (I used the handle of a spatula) and break your glass candy into “shards.”You are now ready to decorate your cupcakes.
- Get your white frosting and frost your cupcakes, add a few drops of your red food coloring, and then shove your glass candy into the top of them (you can also add a little food coloring to the glass).
- And that’s it! Enjoy your broken glass cupcakes!