October 28, 2008

TWD- Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween!

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!

42 comments:

  1. Look at all those little ones! It makes me smile! Your cupcakes look great. I love how you decorated them!

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  2. Fun with the candy on top! Everyone seems to be saying the same, cupcakes a little dry. The ganache topping is great for certain things, but not for kids. I made some of mine with extra sugar and some butter added to the chocolate--but you're right--milk chocolate frosting!
    Cute Halloweenies!

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  3. Love the deocorations. And I love that little hand sneaking in to steal a candy corn! Nice job.

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  4. I love the decorations, too cute!! Bet the kids loved them! I thought this recipe was really good. The only alterations I made was to reduce the cooking time. I don't know why I didn't have you on my blogroll yet, I've been here many times! LOL So I've added you now :)

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  5. Okay, the cupcakes are too cute, but those kids are every cuter! I like how you decorated them!

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  6. I love those chubby little fingers reaching for a cupcake. Your little guy is an absolute cherub, especially in his doggie costume. They look wonderful!

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  7. HOW CUTE ARE THE KIDDIES! That is ADORABLE! They must have loved those cupcakes with the festive toppings!

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  8. Those decorations made me smile, kandy korns are always a big hit! Nice job!

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  9. c'est superbe ! trop mignons les bébés alignés !

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  10. I love the candy corn on top...so cute! Kidd-os are adorable too!

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  11. awww - that little hand is sweeeet!
    cool picture!

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  12. Oh my word -- the picture of that sweet little hand moving in for a candy corn is SO precious. Your cupcakes look great -- very festive! And your ganache looks really perfect -- it's so shiny! You have one cute little puppy!

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  13. Oh, all those babies! So cute. Your cupcakes look wonderfully and sinfully good. I like your decorations too!

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  14. Your cupcakes look so festive! All those kiddies in their costumes are so cute. I love that picture of the little kid hand reaching for a cupcake. Sorry they came out a little dry but thanks for baking with me this week!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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  15. Look at all of those cute kiddies!! The cupcakes look festive and fun!!

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  16. your cupcakes look great, love the mini's and the decorations! the kids are so adorable :)

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  17. Kids and mini cupcakes? Be still my heart :)

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  18. They look so cute--the kids and the cupcakes! I love the way you decorated them.

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  19. lovely! the colors are so nice. i still have to make mine...late as usual!

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  20. Cute cupcakes - and kiddos! I'll have to make a Costco run to stock up on Ghirardelli, so thanks for the tip!

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  21. Those are very cute and that picture of the kids is priceless. Thanks for the Costco tip.

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  22. I love how you decorated them! So cute! I LOVE candy corn!

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  23. Ohhh, love the pic of the chubby little hand reaching for the candy. So cute!

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  24. Ahhh those little pumpkins(children) are absolutley adorable! Im sure all of that candy was tempting them! I love the way you decorated your cc. Nice! I did spiderwebs on my cc..I was so happy I could actually decorate something!

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  25. I would be the one picking the candy corn off the top...hard to resist candy corn.

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  26. They look yummy! I agree with you on the ganache though. Too dark for me too. What cute kids!

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  27. Cute cupcakes and even cuter kiddos! :) Kids do know where the good stuff is don't they?

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  28. Love the kids in their costumes as well as your gorgeous cupcakes! Nice job!

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  29. Oooh, that little hand going for the candy corn - how cute!! You know he's going to be a real big help in the kitchen soon.
    Nancy

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  30. A perfect Halloween party treat! And that is one cute doggy!

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  31. yummm...your cupcakes look so cute!!
    great job!
    <3

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  32. Very nice...both the littles in their costumes and the lovely cupcakes in their little costumes! Great job, as always!
    www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

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  33. These look so perfect for Halloween! I love the candy on top!

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  34. I love all of the candy decoration! Great job! Your cupcakes look so good!

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  35. Those look so fun and festive! I think I'd be right behind your little guy snagging these like crazy! Happy Halloween!

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  36. These turned out so adorable and the kids are even cuter!!

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  37. There is just nothing like candy corn at halloween and I think your cupcakes are representative of the sweetness of your precious kiddos. Glad you had fun with the kids. They're pretty cute too.
    AmyRuth

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