Transform red velvet cupcakes into a fang-tastic treat with creative frosting decorations: Red velvet vampire cupcakes!

Tint half a batch of cream cheese frosting with black food color and use it to draw the vampire’s widow’s peak and mouth. Then, use whatever candy you have on hand — like jelly beans and red gummies — for the eyes and fangs.

For the fans of the popular vampire books, these cupcakes will be irresistible. While not blood red, these cupcakes have a reddish hue from the red velvet cake mix.

Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes

Red velvet vampire cupcakes recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 package (2-layer size) red velvet cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 container (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting Substitutions
  • McCormick Black Food Color
  • Black jelly beans, for eyes
  • Red gummy candies, for fangs
Directions

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla to batter.

Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

Divide frosting in half. Use half of the frosting to spread a thin layer on cupcakes.

Tint remaining frosting black with 1/2 teaspoon black food color. Spoon frosting into small resealable plastic bag. Snip a small corner from bag. Pipe frosting in the shape of a widow’s peak for the vampire’s head. Pipe a line of frosting for the mouth.

Use jelly beans for the eyes and gummy candies, cut into triangles, for the fangs.

Makes 24 cupcakes

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