- Brain Cupcakes
Meal Tags: Dessert, Make-ahead
Dietary Tags: Nut-free, Pescatarian, Vegetarian
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2-3 drops red food coloring
- 24 chocolate cupcakes
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
- 1/4 cup edible fake blood
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until it is well incorporated. Beat in the heavy cream. Add the food coloring until the icing is light pink. Set the buttercream aside.
Using a cupcake corer or a paring knife, remove the center of each cupcake and set the leftover cake aside. Fill the center of the cupcakes with the cherry pie filling. Cover the cherry filling with a small piece of the leftover cake.
Transfer the buttercream into a piping bag with a medium round tip. Decorate the cupcakes so that the icing looks like brains. Top the cupcakes with a drizzle of the edible fake blood.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.