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These Easy Spooky Blood Splatter Cupcakes look like they were part of a crime scene and they’re dying to be a part of your Halloween!!
This post/recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
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While I’m not a HUGE gore Halloween fan, I don’t mind a bit of blood splatter when it comes to decorations or Halloween treats. Also, let me note that I DO NOT do well with blood in real life haha but fake blood for desserts is totally ok with me for some reason.
Also, ever since I became a mom, easy Holiday treats have been on my mind a lot. I love making treats for the holidays but I also don’t get to spend a ton of time decorating treats anymore since I have a 3 year old under my feet all the time now.
These Easy Spooky Blood Splatter Cupcakes use red food coloring for the fake edible blood. Yes, you will probably get red food coloring on your lips, but hey, they’re bloody cupcakes for Halloween. 😉
What you’ll need to make Easy Spooky Blood Splatter Cupcakes:
- 24 cupcakes – store bought or homemade (Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe Here OR Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe Here)
- vegetable shortening
- powdered sugar
- Red Food Coloring
- Clean Food Safe Paintbrush
SPONSORED ITEMS USED IN THIS RECIPE:
- Dixie Crystals – White Sugar & Powdered Sugar
More Bloody Halloween Recipes to make:
- Bloodshot Eyeball Apple Slices
- Bloody Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
- Bloody Magic Shell for Ice Cream
- Bloody Good Halloween Cheesecake
Easy Spooky Blood Splatter Cupcakes
Add butter and shortening to bowl of mixer. Beat together until smooth. Mix in vanilla and powdered sugar until combined and smooth. Add milk and whip on high for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time if needed. Fill a piping bag that’s been fitted with a large star tip with frosting. Pipe layer/ swirls on to cupcakes. Dip the brush into a bit of red food coloring. Use your finger to help flick the fake blood all over the white cupcake frosting.
Add butter and shortening to bowl of mixer. Beat together until smooth.
Mix in vanilla and powdered sugar until combined and smooth.
Add milk and whip on high for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time if needed.
Fill a piping bag that’s been fitted with a large star tip with frosting.
Pipe layer/ swirls on to cupcakes.
Dip the brush into a bit of red food coloring. Use your finger to help flick the fake blood all over the white cupcake frosting.
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Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Slice & Bake Pumpkin Cookies from The Flour Handprint
- Halloween Lollipop Cookies from Lemon Blossoms
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Blood Splatter Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
- Jack-o-lantern Cake Pops from Tastes of Homemade
- Graveyard Dirt Cake from House of Nash Eats
- Halloween Mummy Cake Pops from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Halloween Pies & Tarts:
- Air Fryer Mummy Apple Mini Tarts from Fresh Coast Eats
- Cinnamon Roll Intestines from Devour Dinner
Chilled Halloween Treats:
- Frankenberry Jell-O Shots from Sweet ReciPEAS
Halloween Snack Mix and Candy:
- Halloween Chex Mix from West Via Midwest
- Bloody Zombie Brains (Candied Walnuts) from The Spiffy Cookie
No Bake Halloween Desserts:
- White Chocolate Mummy Crispy Rice Treats from Savory Moments
- Halloween Spider Web Dip from I Am A Honeybee
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!