How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree


This easy to put together Halloween cupcake tree is fabulous for your Halloween party or get-together. The cupcake stand is simple to dress up, and the cupcakes take hardly any time at all to decorate, yet everyone will think this easy-peasy snack/decor tree took you hours to put together. Nothing could be further from the truth!!

If you are interested in some more “spooky” Halloween treats, try these:

Mummy Cookies Recipe – super simple “scary” Halloween cookie!

Spider Cookies Recipe – creepy-crawlies never tasted so good! These “spooky” spider cookies are a huge hit with kids, and adults!

“Spooky” Spider Treats Recipe – that aren’t really spooky at all.

Candy Apple Pumpkins Recipe – if you are hosting a Halloween party or brings in treats for an after-school functions, these Candy Apple Pumpkins are Jack o’Lantern scary.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


Halloween Cupcake Tree Materials:

• 24 Baked Cupcakes (23 if using the stand shown) using orange and/or black cupcake liners
4B Star Tip
• Frosting Bag
• Spatula
Cupcake Stand
• Spiderweb
Cupcake Wrappers

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Candy. Lots of different candy!

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Orange frosting: I used this recipe: Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (one batch) with a TON of orange colorant (enough so your frosting is vibrant orange, not peachy) + ½ tablespoon of meringue powder

Notes:

Meringue powder will stiffen to your frosting. If you are transporting and the frosting is touched, instead of smearing, the frosting will just dent (once dry)
• You do not want to frost these heavily or to the ends. The cake tree is wrapped in a spiderweb, and you want to avoid getting frosting on it. A 4B star tip was used to frost these cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcake Tree Directions:

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Wrap your cake tree in spiderweb; set aside.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Assemble your Cupcake Wrappers and set them aside for a moment.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Insert a 4B Star Tip into the end of a pastry bag.
• Load the pastry bag with orange frosting.
• Frost the cupcakes (three swirls is plenty, try not to over-frost).

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Place frosted cupcakes into cupcake wrappers.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• Decorate frosted cupcakes with candy. You will want some high candy standing up (like the pixie sticks and dumdum pops), some low (like the gummy snacks and candy corn). You can remove candy from the wrappers, or leave the candy wrapped. Do not unwrap malted balls or other chocolate.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• You can decorate all at once before placing the cupcakes into the tree, or do them one-by-one. If you do them all at once, count the cupcakes per row and stagger the heights accordingly. You want the taller ones on the bottom, a little less tall next shelf, shorter on the top, and maybe one very tall item at the very top. If you decorate a cupcake and place it on the tree, you can easily see what height should come next. You can also have them less “matchy.”

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• The tree in this tutorial was done all at once. However, my niece has done this tree many times over the years, so she knew exactly what heights for the candies. If it is your first time making this Halloween Cupcake Tree, I would suggest the one-by-one approach.

How to Make a Halloween Cupcake Tree. This simple step by step tutorial will help you put together this wonderful Halloween sweet display. Highly customizable to match your Halloween theme, this cupcake tree will be a big hit at your Halloween party!


• And that’s it. It took about 45 minutes to do this fun little Halloween cupcake tree, and that includes the cupcake baking time!! A fast, easy way to dress up a Halloween party table.


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How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake


This is a fun Halloween sweet-treat great for your next Halloween party or function. If someone has a Halloween birthday, this would be a fun one. Honestly? You could adapt this for any birthday simply by changing the color of the frosting and writing “Happy Birthday” on the top. If doing this, see my note below about the cake writer (i.e., use one that will not run).

If you are interested in some “spooky” Halloween treats, try these:

Mummy Cookies Recipe – super simple “scary” Halloween cookie!

Spider Cookies Recipe – creepy-crawlies never tasted so good! These “spooky” spider cookies are a huge hit with kids, and adults!

“Spooky” Spider Treats Recipe – that aren’t really spooky at all.

Candy Apple Pumpkins Recipe – if you are hosting a Halloween party or brings in treats for an after-school functions, these Candy Apple Pumpkins are Jack o’Lantern scary.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


Halloween Bag Cake Materials:

• 13×9 Baked Cake

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Orange frosting: I used this recipe: Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (double batch) with a TON of orange colorant (enough so your frosting is vibrant orange, not peachy) + 1 tablespoon of meringue powder (use ½ tablespoon per batch)

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Frosting Knife
13×9 Cake Board
Food writer, writing gel
• Disposable Frosting Bag
• Knife
• Spatula

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Candy. Lots of different candy!

Notes:

• Make certain you grease and flour the sides and bottom of your cake pan for easy turn-out.(Line the bottom too!) I turned the cake out onto a baking rack to cool right side up. To put it right side up on the board, I got a second backing rack out, turned the cake upside down onto it, and then immediately flipped the cake onto the 13″x9″ board right side up.
Meringue powder will add stiffening to your frosting. If someone touches it, it will help prevent a dent. When it dries, it will dry the frosting as it looks when you finished. It you are transporting your cake, it will help keep the frosting intact.
• The 13×9 Cake Board must be grease-proof, not paper. A paper board will allow the fat (butter or Crisco) to bleed out onto the board.
• The food writer used on this cake ran. That is a good thing on a Halloween cake, a bad thing on almost any other cake. Keep that in mind. (It actually didn’t run quite enough for me, so I took a toothpick and pulled it out a bit once the cake was finished.)
• The buttercream frosting used in this post is very tasty, spreads well, and is perfect for a stay at home party. If your cake will be out a long time in a hot place, you may want to consider a Crisco based frosting. It is less likely to melt (although it will not taste as good!)

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


Halloween Bag Cake Directions:

• Cut off one end of the cake in a zigzag. These cuts are about an inch deep. Go as deep or as shallow as you like, but space them out, so they look fairly uniform.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Put down a bit of frosting in several places on your 13″x9″ board. This will “cement” the cake in place. (Keep in mind you are placing the uncut end of your cake toward the bottom of your board.)

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Turn your cake onto your 13″x9″ board. Make certain the uncut part of the cake is toward the bottom of your board leaving plenty of room at the top to insert candy.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Load up a pastry bag with orange frosting. No tip is needed.
• Start to pipe the orange frosting over the cake. DO NOT frost the ends of the cut jagged part!!
• The frosting is VERY thickly applied. You want that. If you make a mistake, do not like what you wrote, you can scrap lightly, fill in with a squirt of frosting, smooth, and re-write. No one will ever know you made a mistake.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Using a frosting knife spread out the piped frosting.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Fill a glass with enough cold water that you can dip your frosting knife into it.
• Dip your frosting knife in the cold water, and run the frosting knife over your spread frosting. The cold water will help smooth out any bumps and ridges.
• Lift the frosting knife when it no longer is smoothing, and dip in the cold water again. If at any time you come away with orange frosting on your frosting knife, wipe it off with a paper towel or rag before dipping the frosting knife into the cold water again.
• Do not worry too much about the sides, they will be covered with candy.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Place a row of small chocolate round (or flat) candies at the base of the frosted bag before you frosting sets.
• Place candy corn straight up all along the side before the frosting sets. This will square-off the cake and hide major side imperfections.
• Place a few candy corns at the corners of your bag.
• Write trick-or-treat, boo!, Happy Halloween, or some other Halloween-related greeting on the top of your cake. The food writer icing does not have to be perfect for a Halloween cake!!

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• Start by placing tall candy at the top of your cake. They can be stuck into the top of the cake, or simply laid on the board.
• You are creating a 3-D effect, so keep that in mind.
• You can unwrap your candy as you add it, or keep the plastic wrapped packaged intact (remember, no paper as if the frosting touches it, the frosting will bleed onto paper).

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• You can tack-down any large or lose candy to the board. Remember that children may (will) pull candy from the cake, so keep the frosting-cementing to a minimum.

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• When you have finished, allow the cake to dry before boxing (if you are taking it somewhere).

How to Make a Halloween Bag Cake. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this Halloween Bag Cake. A sure hit at your next home, school or special event Halloween party, this bag cake comes together quickly! Everyone will love this fun Halloween treat.


• That is it! All together this took an hour to do, and that included baking the cake – which is the longest part! Do work with a cool cake though as you do not want the frosting to melt on a warm/hot baked cake.


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15 Fun and Useful Gifts for Wine Lovers

15 Fun and Useful Gifts for Wine Lovers. There are so many fun and useful gifts for wine lovers that it is hard to choose just one. But with products this awesome, why limit yourself?



There are so many fun and useful gifts for wine lovers that it is hard to choose just one. If you or someone you love is in a deep, committed relationship with vino, you really must check out these awesome products!

15 Fun and Useful Gifts for Wine Lovers

Our love affair with wine has been going on for thousands of years. The Old Testament tells us that Noah planted vineyards. And in 1867, in the area around Speyer, Germany, the oldest bottle of wine was discovered – a bottle dating back to 325 A.D. It is hard to imagine what the history of humanity might look like without the influence of wine and other intoxicating beverages.

No matter how great life might be, it is always a little better with wine. Wine is earthy, natural, and comes in a multitude of delicious varieties. Certain types of wine are designed to be paired with certain types of food, enriching the flavor of both the food and the wine. And there is something inherently “classy” about wine, making it a welcome hostess gift for every occasion.

Red wine is even known for being good for you. Consumed in moderation, wine may lower your cholesterol, balance your blood sugar, maintain healthy gut bacteria, and keep your heart healthy. There is even indication that the resveratrol found in red wine has the ability to fight cancer! I do my very best to consume a glass of red wine every day. Clearly, I care about my health.

With so many positive reasons to imbibe, why not pour yourself a lovely glass of wine while you explore this list of fun and useful gifts for wine lovers?



Pouring wine from a bottle into a decanter may improve the flavor and aromas of red wine by increasing the amount of oxygen in the wine. This gorgeous hand-blown crystal glass carafe is the perfect decanter to use for your fine wines, especially when serving to guests. Even inexpensive wines will be improved when you pour them from this!

Note: not all wine, even red, need to be decanted.



Every adventure that involves food should also include a little wine. But sometimes, taking a glass wine bottle on your adventure is problematic. Not only are glass bottles heavy, they can break. That is why you need this flexible and unbreakable wine bottle. Carry your favorite vino with you on your next camping trip or picnic without fear of painful accidents. Win-win!



I still have not decided if this wine bottle brainteaser puzzle is completely wonderful, or slightly cruel. But we all know that if the wine is good, it is worth working for, right?



For the true wine lover, sometimes enjoying aroma and flavor is not enough. Sometimes you need to color about it too. If so, this wine coloring book for adults is just the thing to help you celebrate wine in your own special way! (Protip: Consuming too much wine while coloring may make it challenging to stay within the lines.)



People love their rules, especially when it comes to drinking! But for every rule, there is an exception, and this 12.75 oz wine glass perfectly illustrates that with the statement, “It’s Not Drinking Alone if the Dog is Home”. No wonder dogs are our best friends!



It is always nice to have some wine stoppers on hand for those times when you just cannot finish all the wine in the bottle. These humorous wine stoppers will help keep your wine fresh and tasty while making you smile.



These wonderful cotton socks let everyone know where you stand when it comes to wine. (But only when you’re sitting, with your feet up.) Keep your feet warm until your toes tingle with the spirited goodness of your favorite vino. These socks will remind everyone to keep your wine glass full!



These slipper socks just look so cuddly and comfortable. The cute appliques perfectly express your love for wine. In fact, they express it so well that it would be almost a sacrilege to wear them without a nice glass of vino in hand. If you gift them to someone, be sure and pair them with a nice bottle of wine!



Wine and cheese go together like . . . well . . . wine and cheese. But pairing them perfectly requires knowledge, experience, and a bit of instinct. Or, you can just read Tasting Wine and Cheese and let Adam Centamore teach you enough to impress your friends at your next wine and cheese bash. Never had a wine and cheese tasting party? Then it is about time you did!



If the wine lover in your life is also a cat lover, this wine bottle holder is a gret gift. This cute and cuddly tabby loves his wine as much as you do and he is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who sees him. Just make sure you include a bottle of wine with your kitty gift so he is not left empty er, pawed.



This floating steel link chain wine bottle holder is simply brilliant. It is the perfect combination of unique and fun, making it a great choice for a counter top wine holder in any decor. (Bonus – the more wine consumed, the more amusing peoples’ responses may be!)



The only thing better than getting together with friends to share a bottle of wine is playing a game about wine while you drink it! This fun party game will have you all laughing as you enjoy some hilarious wordplay with your friends. And wine. Let’s not forget the wine.



The perfect compliment to any romantic picnic is a nice bottle of wine you can share with your beloved. This wonderful wine tTote bag picnic set will make your romantic picnic goals that much more within your reach. Not only does it safely carry your bottle of wine, but you also have everything you need, including wine glasses, to serve it up in style. You know you need this in your life!



This personalized wine name art is an amazing and unique gift for the wine lover in your life. Each picture cleverly denotes the individual letters in their name (or any other word you choose.) This beautiful gift will look wonderful on any wall for years to come.



Unless you are a wine expert, you need this book. Full of interesting facts about different types of wine and so much more, you will learn so much about your favorite beverage that your vino-loving friends will smile in admiration of your mad wine knowledge.

With so many lovely wine gifts to choose from, you just can’t go wrong!

What is your favorite type of wine? Please share your recommendations!

Sources:

Winepros
Prevention Magazine


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