Happy Halloween! Chocolate candy topped cupcakes seemed just right for Halloween and my helper and I had a great time making them. This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection came from Clara of I heart food4thought (which is an awesome blog- amazing, beautiful food and so funny too!) She suggested decorating these chocolate ganache topped chocolate cupcakes for Halloween so I did just that and brought them to a little party for the kiddos.
The party was a success but we did not succeed in getting a decent picture of all the kids dressed up (squirmy little buggers!) They sure looked cute though!
My little guy (he's the doggy) could not keep his hands off these cupcakes! He's only getting taller and his reach extends past the top of the counter where he regularly snags Dorie treats while I turn to toss things into the sink or grab something from the pantry. He knows where the good stuff is.
Next time I make these, I'll make my ganache with milk chocolate since I'm just not as big of a fan of bittersweet as Dorie is (although I'm happy to report that Costco has the enormous bags of bittersweet Ghiradelli back in stock for the holidays!) I like it "in" things but I really prefer a nice frosting, although I'd happy take this ganache on top of a thick brownie.
I found these cupcakes a little dry and will be probably underbake them if I make them again. Next time I will also be careful not to overfill the cupcakes as I had a lot of run over that ruined almost all of my mini cupcakes! I never know what to expect when trying something new which is half the fun of Tuesdays with Dorie. Happy Halloween everyone!