I'm not going to pretend that these are the most beautiful cupcakes I've ever made. I know I should have piled the frosting higher so they looks more like ghosts, but I am more a cake girl than a frosting girl, so they stayed short. But looks aside, these Boo Cakes are really fun for Halloween and tasted great.
If you want to put extra frosting on your cakes to make them more ghost-like, just double up the frosting recipe and do it! I'd love to see a picture of them looking almost too delicious to eat!
Read on for my delicious Seven Minute Frosting recipe to top delicious Boo Cakes!
Seven Minute Frosting for Boo Cakes - makes enough frosting for 12 cupcakes
12 cupcakes, made from your favourite recipe or a box mix
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
2 egg whites
Chocolate chips, for the ghost's eyes
1. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Set aside.
2. Combine sugar and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Continue cooking until the sugar and water mixture reaches 350 degrees when measured with a candy thermometer or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage.
Note: You will know the mixture has reached the soft ball stage when a drop of mixture is put into a cold glass of water and instead of dissolving into the water, it forms a soft ball.
3. Gradually pour the hot sugar mixture into the egg whites and best until a glossy, thick, spreadable frosting is formed.
4. Quickly frost your cupcakes as the frosting hardens as it cools and press chocolate chips into the cupcakes for your ghost's eyes. Enjoy!