Halloween is one of those holidays where it is perfectly acceptable to go over-the-top in everything from your pumpkin carving to your costumes. Desserts are included in that list and that means that you should get as creative as possible with your cakes, cookies and cupcakes. In A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes, you’ll find over two dozen fantastic cupcake ideas that will make your next Halloween party a spooky success.
The book has recipes for several different types of cakes and separate instructions for the cupcake decorations. This format makes the book very easy to use because, while every cupcake comes with a suggestion for the type of cake that should be used, you can also mix and match to suit your own preferences as you work. The decorations for the cupcakes are over-the-top and range from creepy – such as the Shattered Glass Cupcakes – to whimsical – such as the Zombie’s Breakfast.
All of the garnishes in this book are homemade, so you won’t see cookies painted with frosting or store-bought eyeballs topping these cupcakes. While this may mean that you’ll spend a bit longer assembling your cupcakes, it also means that they will look more unique and taste more delicious than anything you can buy at the store. The instructions, both for the cupcakes and the decorations, are very detailed and clearly written. While not every recipe has step-by-step photos, all the recipes have photos of what the finished product looks like so that you know what your creations should look like after they have been assembled.