Tremors Cupcakes

Tremors CupcakesFrightening molasses cookie Graboids with yummy fondant tentacles jumping out of  Biscoff cookie sand.  Easily turn simple vanilla cupcakes into Tremors Cupcakes and relive your favorite 90’s campy monster movie this Halloween!

Tremors CupcakesThis is Yummy Crumble’s second Halloween under it’s belt and it’s definitely my favorite time of the year to bake.  At what other time is it okay to make edible intestines and chewy eyeballs?  Last year the rage was all about Monster Strawberry Cupcakes and Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cakes.  This year, I’m breaking out my favorite monster movie, Tremors for inspiration.  In my opinion, it’s some of the best work done by Kevin Bacon.  Just watch this —-> Can you fly, you sucker? Who doesn’t love Kevin Bacon?  This ones for you Kevin.

Tremors Cupcakes

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Star Wars Sarlacc Cupcakes

Star Wars Sarlacc CupcakesSuper scary and cute miniature Sarlaccs jumping out of vanilla cupcakes.  These Star Wars Sarlacc Cupcakes are perfect for your next creepy Halloween party!

Star Wars Sarlacc CupcakesThere are many benefits to living in Dubai.  First, all the crazy things you see on a weekly basis.  That buzzfeed list, is not in any way an exaggeration.  The food.  Oh my goodness the food!  Also the movie theaters are amazing here.  They even have a luxury VIP section that is out of this world.  Movies will never be the same for me when I go back home.  Speaking of movies…The movie set of Star Wars the Force Awakens is basically an hour and half drive away.  How cool is that?  I know what our family is going to be doing next weekend.  Driving the dunes of Abu Dhabi searching for droids, Jawas, and the Millennium Falcon.

Star Wars Sarlacc CupcakesIt is definitely not a secret how geeky our family is and baking geeky desserts is one of my favorite things to make for the blog.  One of my most popular posts was my Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cake.  So since Halloween is just around the corner, I put together these Star Wars Sarlacc Cupcakes.  They were incredibly easy to decorate and perfectly adorable for your next Halloween or Star Wars themed party.

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Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cake

Star Wars Sarlacc Caramel Bundt Cake dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbs and drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce - www.yummycrumble.comButtery caramel flavored moist bundt cake drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbles.  Two Biscoff madeleines with salted caramel buttercream teeth make the monster of this Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cake.

I have a little confession about my family.  We’re a bunch of geeks.  Geeks to the core.  I’m a Disney fanatic sprinkled with a little Harry Potter and drizzled heavily with I Love Lucy.  My husband is a Trekkie who’s obsessed with Star Wars all while being a loyal Battle Star Galactica fan.  But geeks are awesome. So while October comes to a close, this Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cake is for you geeks!

Star Wars Sarlacc Caramel Bundt Cake dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbs and drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce - www.yummycrumble.comSo for all you non-geeks, a Sarlacc is a horrific plant-like omnivorous creature found across the galaxy.  It’s got huge tentacles and a beak and was in the famous pit scene from Return of the Jedi.  This is where Bobba Fett met his maker.  This thing gave me the heebie jeebies the first time I saw Return of the Jedi, so this is my little tribute to him.  I know the Sarlacc traditionally does not have teeth on his beak, but  I just couldn’t resist.  Teeth made of frosting is my new favorite thing.

Would this trigger PTSD for Luke?  Maybe…But I could totally hear him say,

“But I don’t remember the Sarlacc ever having teeth…”

And all the Star Wars trolls nod and clap in agreement.  Hey guys, just think of this Sarlacc as the suped up version with CGI teeth.  I know, CGI is a sore subject.  Either way, this guy is super delicious.  You should make him now.  Teeth or no teeth.

Star Wars Sarlacc Caramel Bundt Cake dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbs and drizzled with Salted Caramel Sauce - www.yummycrumble.com

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Vanilla Mummy Madeleines

Vanilla Mummy Madeleines with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Chip Eyes - www.yummycrumble.comSweet madeleines that have turned spooky!  A light buttery vanilla madeleine wrapped with vanilla buttercream frosting and two mini chocolate chips for eyes.  These simple and adorable Vanilla Mummy Madeleines are perfect for Halloween!

My son’s pre-school Halloween party is coming up next week and I’m excited about making a creepy dessert for his classmates.  Oliver (my little taste tester) has been sampling my Halloween treats all month.  His verdict is…everything has been “too spooky”.  As much as I love making little kids squeel and run away, Oliver has advised me to keep it cute.  I think these Vanilla Mummy Madeleines fit the bill.  They’re so adorable they surely won’t scare the kiddos away.  Not like these devils.  Or these guys.

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Chocolate Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes

chocolate witch's cauldron cupcakes with brownie cauldrons and salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comWickedly delicious chocolate cupcakes frosted with vibrant green and orange vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with a miniature brownie cauldron bubbling over with salted buttery caramel.  These Chocolate Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes are the perfect ghoulish treat for little goblins and witches this Halloween!

chocolate witch's cauldron cupcakes with brownie cauldrons and salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comI’m gonna go ahead and say it.  Everybody says it.  You hear it said by everyone everywhere.

“Christmas decorations in the stores already?!”

The only thing is…I’m totally okay with it and super excited about it.  Hey, I start listening to Christmas tunes when August comes around.  I’m the last person you should be complaining to about the commercialization of Christmas.  Sorry Linus from Charlie Brown, but I’m the gal with my Christmas tree up and decorated before you can finish saying Happy Thanksgiving!  That being said, this is my last spooky cupcake post!  Bring on the cinnamon, cloves, apples, and all things jolly!

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Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes with Marshmallow spider webs and chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comMiniature chocolate bundt cakes covered in a hard chocolate ganache shell, then smothered with melted marshmallow spider webs.  The perfect little home for a friendly little chocolate spider! 

Blogging this October has been so much fun!  Halloween and all her spookiness has sparked my baking imagination.  First came the Ferrero Rocher Spiders which turned into Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes, and then my Monster Strawberry Cupcakes (my favorite so far).  I’m a Christmas girl through and through, but I gotta say I’m kind of sad to see Halloween go.  There’s only a little under 2 weeks left of October and it will all be over.

Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes with Marshmallow spider webs and chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comThese little Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes were incredibly easy to make!  A tiny bit messy, but if you have little kids they would have a blast getting their little hands dirty with you.  It’s the perfect fall kiddie afternoon project, and the end result is edible.  Win win!

Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes with Marshmallow spider webs and chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comWhen I mean messy…I mean messy.  But all in good fun!  I got the idea from The Cake Blog.  You just microwave the marshmallows for 30 seconds and stir until they’re cool enough to touch.  Then just stretch thin strands all over the little cakes.  Easy!

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Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes

Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes with Ferrero rocher chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.comSpooky Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes that are perfect for Halloween!  Super dark chocolate cupcakes topped with vibrant purple vanilla buttercream and topped with the most adorable chocolate spiders!

Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes with Ferrero rocher chocolate spiders - www.yummycrumble.com Last week I posted a super easy and adorable tutorial for these Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Spiders.  I made my favorite chocolate cupcakes and topped them with the hairy coconut chocolate spiders.  My son Oliver, who has inherited my really crazy, borderline ridiculous obsession for chocolate, still would not go near these guys.  I guess no matter how delicious something is, if it has eight legs you squeal and run away.  And that’s exactly what my four year old did.  I just shrugged and ate his cupcake.

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Monster Strawberry Cupcakes

Monster Strawberry Cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and crushed oreo cookies - Yummy CrumbleThese strawberries have come alive!  Moist strawberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and crushed oreo cookies with a frightening strawberry monster.  These Monster Strawberry Cupcakes will make a killer impression at your next Halloween party!

Monster Strawberry Cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and crushed oreo cookies - Yummy CrumbleMy kids are pretty young so we only have one Halloween season under our belt.  We waited until Oliver was older before we ventured out to ask our neighbors for sugary delights.  Last year we took him Trick Or Treating for the first time. He was a three year old Ollie-wan Kenobi and the little guy had the best time.  On the way home he bit straight through a tootsie roll wrapper because his anxious little fingers couldn’t unwrap it in time.  He’s just like his Mamma.

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Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Spider Tutorial

Ferrero Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comFreakishly delicious chocolate spiders made out of my favorite chocolate truffle.  This Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Spider Tutorial is super easy and will make your cupcakes extra spooky this Halloween!

These little guys were so easy to make (little patience required) and will make everyone giggle at your next Halloween party.  At first glance you’ll have to take a second look.  These little guys are creepy!  But in an “Omigosh you’re so yummy, get in my mouth” kind of way.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comHere is the tutorial…the freezer is your best friend while using this tutorial.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comStart by toasting some sweetened coconut for a little bit.  While the coconut is toasting, melt your dark chocolate in a double boiler or a microwave.  Pour melted goodness in a piping bag and snip the end off.  No need for a piping tip.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comSlice each Ferrero Rocher chocolate in half.  Or leave them whole.  This is your show baby!  Dip them in the melted chocolate or drizzle the chocolate over top.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comSprinkle the tops with the toasted coconut, er…I mean spider hairs.  Pop them in the freezer.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comWhile the spider bodies are chill’in in the freezer.  Make some V-shapes with the piping bag.  Put those little spider legs in the freezer now too.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comTake those chilly spider bodies and drizzle some melted chocolate on the side.  Now this is where you have to move quick.   The chocolate spider legs are going to want to melt in your warm fingers.  Place a spider leg carefully onto the melted chocolate.  4 on each side of course!  We want to be anatomically correct.

Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial - www.yummycrumble.comLastly, attach some little gold candy pearls as eyes.  Perch them on your cupcakes and watch as people gasp until they realize…It’s just a Ferrero Rocher!

Ferrero Rocher Spider Tutorial
 
Freakishly delicious chocolate spiders made out of my favorite chocolate truffle. This Ferreror Rocher Spider Tutorial is super easy and will make your cupcakes extra spooky this Halloween!
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Ingredients
  • 1 package of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut
  • 4 oz. melted dark chocolate
  • candy pearls
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 350 F and toast coconut on baking sheet for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler. Fill a piping bag and snip the tip off.
  3. Slice each Ferror Rocher candy in half.
  4. Dip the candies in the dark chocolate. Top with toasted coconut. Place them in freezer to harden.
  5. On parchment paper, pipe out little V's with the chocolate. Put those in the freezer to harden.
  6. Once the spider bodies have set, drizzle melted chocolate on each side and secure four legs on each side of the body.
  7. Attach little eyes to the front.

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