If you’re looking for a dessert that will both frighten and delight you guests at your next Halloween party, then you’re thinking about whipping up a batch of mummy scones. It will make you rock like the pharaohs of old. Not only are mummy cakes easy to make, but they’re also easy to customize using ingredients you may already have in your pantry.
If you have your heart set on a large pumpkin pie, here’s why you should reconsider. Cupcakes are easier to bake and decorate because you don’t have to worry about multiple layers of cake. They will also be perfect for a Halloween party, as your guests will be able to grab and move around the room without waiting for the cake to be cut. You can have a variety of flavors for mummy cupcakes, although chocolate seems to be one of the most popular online. However, you may not want to use vanilla as a base since you will probably be using white frosting. The colors should contrast – otherwise your guests might mistake your mummies for ghosts.
The mummy will fit in perfectly with your other Halloween decorations, especially if it’s a ghoul archetype. While not as memorable as Dracula and Frankenstein, the mummy was one of Universal’s original horror monsters. Many people associate it with Halloween, they even dress up like it. In addition, the cupcakes will go perfectly with them mom in a roll.
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Tips and tricks for making the perfect cake
While mummies are fossilized remains, you don’t want your cupcakes to be the same. If the bottoms of your cupcakes are burnt, you can try double panning (placing the pan inside another pan) to lower the temperature on the bottom. Also, consider placing aluminum foil over the tops of your cupcakes to prevent them from burning. You can also choose to cook the cupcakes at a lower temperature.
As for the frosting, you should let the cupcakes cool first to avoid melty mummies. As for the topping itself, that’s entirely up to you. Maybe you want to bake a red velvet mummy with buttercream frosting. However, you will have to choose between frosting and fondant when deciding what to layer on your cupcakes. While fondant makes for a more convincing mummy case due to its malleability, frosting is likely to be more of a hit with your party guests because it generally tastes better. Still, the decision is yours.
Eyes are on you too. You can always use a piece of fondant to make them or why not try M&Ms and Skittles for extra flavor?