Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Orange Velvet Cupcakes With Halloween Swirl Frosting


I had planned months before on making orange velvet cupcakes for Halloween and was going to improvise a recipe. Much to my delight, almost by accident, I found this one over at The Swell Life.  They came out really delicious. The only change I made was to add a bit more gel food coloring (Wilton's  Orange). I wanted to deepen the color a bit.


For the frosting, I used Magnolia Bakery's vanilla buttercream recipe. I colored one half with Wilton's Orange and the other with Wilton's black loaded them side by side into a disposable pastry bag and swirled away.


I was thrilled with the baking results. The photographs, not so much. Because I was on a baking tear to as many October and November posts finished before I left for NYC last week, I rushed my usual process and wasn't too careful about the lighting for these pictures. I apologize for the glare.The cupcakes looked way better in real life. Pinky swear.



I also planned on decorating them with black sparkly mini spider cookies. Again, no time. Be he didn't seem to mind....

He's Full

15 comments:

  1. Ok, these are the cutest cupcakes. Love the swirl on the top. So creative once again.

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  2. Bahahaha love the swirls and the deep orange colour Lora! What great cupcakes. I still have to master the art of a double colour swirl. Love the cool guy in the last frame... yes he looks full!! LOL

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  3. These are awesome! Why in the world didn't I think to make orange halloween cupcakes? I love these. Do you like that icing recipe?

    love the last picture by the way :)

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  4. Super color and the swirl is divine. Boo

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  5. Oh Lora these are great! And they actually look delicious despite the Halloween colors :-) Great job on the frosting and the cake is divine! Love the Halloween spirit rushing through the world of food blogs!

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  6. The cupcakes look truly out of the world ... such lovely colors make it look divine !!!


    - Smita
    littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun food ideas for little eaters)

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  7. The frosting on this looks awesome!

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  8. What a fun variation on red velvet. Perfect for Halloween.

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  9. That effect is just magical! Beautiful cupcakes! :D

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  10. Oh my, these look festive and decadent! They are beautiful!

    I've started a new food blogging group that celebrates the printed cookbook. I'd love it if you joined us. www.cookbookloversunite.blogspot.com.

    I hope you have a happy Halloween, and enjoy those lovely cupcakes!

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  11. I love the orange and black swirl! So perfect! Happy Halloween!

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  12. Oooh, very cool. We don't really celebrate halloween here, but I'd make some anyway just for kicks :) Happy Halloween!

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  13. Fantastic colours, love the orange and black swirl. Very creepy indeed. Happy Halloween.

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  14. Hi Lora, you have been busy this past month baking and posting some very creative and delicious looking goodies. I love the orange velvet cupcakes with that gorgeous frosting piled and swirled on top, I'm inspired for Halloween now:)

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