I made these cupcakes for a Halloween bake off at work which was supposed to be on Monday.
Turns out it was cancelled, but I didn't get the message.
But hey, who's complaining when you've got cupcakes?! :D
(Although my team did get a little suspicious when I have them cakes with 'RIP' written on them... "Xinmei, are you trying to tell us something? Have we been working you too hard?!")
*scary voice* RARGH!
So to make these you'll need a batch of chocolate cupcakes. I used a recipe from the Green and Blacks cookbook (I love you G&B!). Then, I spooned a layer of melted chocolate on top of the cupcake, which I used as a 'glue' to sprinkle and stick the chocolate 'mud' on top of (actually an accident that happened when I was trying to make frosting and added cooled melted chocolate which made the frosting clump together!).
And again, thanks to my sous chef for helping with the icing. Yes, you are better than me at it, you know who you are! :)
So... I hope you're all dressing up and eating pumpkin. And whatever else it is the cool kids do these days.