a traveling Wife: Two-Ingredient Cupcakes [Halloween Edition]







Two-Ingredient Cupcakes [Halloween Edition]

Monday, October 12, 2015

This two ingredient cupcake and mummy OREO tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpookyCreations #CollectiveBias
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Instagram and Pinterest has been full of so many fun creations for Halloween. I've seen crafts, decor and, of course, lots of food items. I didn't want to be left out so I had to start brainstorming up my own ideas. If you recall, I am not one to turn down a few goodies here and there. I mean, remember the huge bags of candies I purchased during my spell book tutorial? I agree 100% with the 80:20 lifestyle - 80 percent clean and 20 percent anything else. 

One item I like to splurge on is cupcakes. But plain old cupcakes just won't do it to celebrate Halloween - I needed to up my game. That is when the two ingredient cupcake was born and I topped it with festive mummy OREOs. These are a perfect black and orange combination for Halloween. 

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You read that right - two ingredient cupcakes. I saved you the hassle of having to break out all of your measuring utensils, but more importantly, I just cut out more than half of your dishes. You can thank me later. Can you guess what two ingredients you'll need?
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If you guessed store-bought white cake mix and orange Fanta soda, then you guessed correctly. Just take the cake mix out of the box and mix in the Fanta soda. Hello - have you ever met a simpler dessert in your life?

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Now if you thought the cupcakes were beyond simple to make, wait until you see how to make the super adorable mummy OREOs.

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I used edible googly eyes, OREOs, and white chocolate bars to make the mummies. The bakers chocolate is pretty easy to work with - I just microwave it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each round until it was super smooth.

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Then I dipped one side into the white chocolate and placed the googly eyes on top. I allowed the chocolate to dry prior to adding the second layer of chocolate - the layer that will create the mummy folds.

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I used a decorator press to create the mummy folds but you would get the same effect if you placed the melted white chocolate into a sandwich bag and cut one of the corners off.
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Step one was super simple and step two was pretty easy too. Now onto the cream cheese Fanta frosting.

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This might be the most difficult part of making cupcakes, but I am all about that homemade frosting. For this particular frosting I used butter, cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla extract, and a splash of Fanta soda for flavoring and color. Once the frosting is whipped up well, I dare you not to eat the entire bowl with a spoon.

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Put everything together and you have a spooky delicious and festive treat. Enjoy!

Luckily, my local Safeway had most of the ingredients I needed right down the center aisle. And lucky for you, there is an exclusive offer to save $1.50 when they buy (1) Fanta mini-can or 8-pk 12 oz. bottles AND (1) Nabisco Cookie or Cracker (4.5 oz. or larger, any variety.) - see store for more details.


Fanta Cupcakes
original recipe from a traveling Wife
makes 17

Ingredients:
- 12 ounces orange Fanta soda
- 1 package white cake mix

Directions:
- Preheat oven according to cake mix packaging
- Line muffin tray with paper or spray
- Mix soda and cake mix until all clumps are removed
- Fill muffin tray until each is 2/3 full
- Back according to cake mix packaging
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Fanta Cream Cheese Frosting
original recipe from a traveling Wife
enough for 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tablespoons orange Fanta soda

Directions:
- Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth in a large mixing bowl
- Slowly incorporate icing sugar until smooth
- Mix in vanilla extract and Fanta soda
- Set aside until cupcakes have cooled
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OREO Mummies
original recipe from a traveling Wife

Ingredients:
- OREOs
- while chocolate bars
- google eyes

Directions:
- Melt chocolate according to packaging, or 30 seconds at a time in microwave safe bowl
- Dip one side of OREO into melted chocolate
- Add two eyes to the white chocolate
- Once completely dried, place more melted chocolate into a decorator press or sandwich bag and pipe mummy folds onto the OREO

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Have you started making holiday snacks yet?
What is your favorite type of frosting?
What is your favorite Halloween treat? There are a ton more fun ideas here

10 comments:

  1. How fun is that display? I love the idea of taking favorite treats and transforming them for Halloween! Your mummy OREOs are adorable! #client

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    1. Thank you, Jenna. Themed food is a great way to transform the regular into the extraordinary. :)

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  2. two-ingredient cupcakes?! That is genius/madness! Haha

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    1. It's pretty amazing. I am a sucker for easy foods that require next to no work. #lazy

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  3. !!!! This is my nine-year-old dream!!!

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    1. I know, right!! It's amazing and delicious. :)

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  4. I make dump cake all the time. My husband's favorite is dreamsicle with orange cake mix and diet sprite.

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    1. Oh, yum. Orange and Sprite sound like a create combination. Somehow I have never heard of dump cake, but I'm assuming it's the same thing.

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  5. The combinations are endless, which is my favorite part about this! I need to give it a shot. I'm thinking cherry coke and chocolate cake mix.... yum!

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    1. Absolutely!! Mix it up and try anything you'd like. The cherry coke and chocolate would be amazing. Now what type of frosting would you choose?!

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