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Tombstone Two-Tone Cupcakes

If haunting headstones set upon an earthy bed of bones isn’t enough, these Tombstone Two-Tone Cupcakes have another thrilling surprise for you! Buried beneath the chocolate icing, you’ll find a glowing green centre encased by an orange cupcake shell – made using the batter-dividing Two-Tone Cupcake Pan Set.

  • Baking
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

What You Need

Ingredients

  • Gum-Tex
  • White Ready-to-Use Rolled Fondant (2oz. makes 8 to 10 tombstones)
  • Black Icing Colour
  • Extra Fine Tip Food Writer Edible Colour Markers (black used)
  • White Cupcake Recipe or Mix
  • Leaf Green Icing Colour
  • Orange Icing Colour
  • Bone Sprinkles

Makes

Each cupcake serves one.

Tools

  • Roll-N-Cut Mat
  • 9” Fondant Roller (purple guide rings used)
  • 12-Piece Halloween Mini Cutter Set (tombstone used)
  • 10” x 14” Cake Board
  • White Standard Baking Cups
  • Two-Tone Cupcake Pan Set
  • 12” Disposable Decorating Bags
  • 10” x 16” Non-Stick Cooling Grid
  • Tip #1M

Instructions:

  1. Make the tombstones one day in advance.
    Knead 1/4 teaspoon of Gum-Tex into 2oz. of fondant. Tint the fondant grey. Use a fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out 1/8” thick. Cut the tombstones using the tombstone cutter or, alternatively, cut out freehand, then let them dry overnight on a cornstarch-dusted cake board. Once completely dry, use a black edible colour marker to print R.I.P. on the tombstones.

  2. Make the cupcakes.
    Prepare batter following the recipe directions. Tint 1/3 of the batter green and 2/3 of the batter orange. Place the two-tone insert in a baking cup-lined muffin pan. Use a disposable decorating bag to fill the centre ring of the insert 2/3 full with green batter. Then, use another disposable decorating bag to fill the outer ring of the insert 2/3 full with orange batter. Remove the insert and repeat until all the cavities are filled. Remove the insert, then bake and cool the cupcakes.

  3. Decorate cupcakes.
    Prepare the chocolate buttercream icing following the recipe directions. Use tip #1M and icing to pipe a swirl on top of the cupcakes. Insert the tombstones and position the bone sprinkles, or any other spooky sprinkles of your choice!