Red Velvet Bloody Cupcakes

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It’s almost my favorite season — I love fall and Christmas! These Red Velvet Bloody Cupcakes are the perfect “scary” treat to entice your friends with and they really aren’t that hard to make!

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How to make Bloody Cupcakes

There are red velvet cake mixes, or recipes out there that just tell you to add a ton of red food coloring to a box of chocolate cake mix. We like to start these bloody cupcakes out with our own basic red velvet recipe. It does use a red velvet extract, but way less food coloring, and is from scratch instead of a box.

Make a dozen Red Velevet Cupcakes. You can use our recipe HERE or a boxed mix from your local store.

After they have completely cooled, you can start the fun process of decorating them! You are going to need Wilton Edible knife icing transfers. They come in a package of 12, and you can get them HERE on Amazon.

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
1 C cream cheese, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
5 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Frosting Directions:

Whip the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
Change the mixer to a low speed and slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
Add in the vanilla and heavy whipping cream, beating until thoroughly combined.
Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
Frost the cupcakes and place the knife icing transfer into the center of the cupcake

Blood icing ingredients and directions

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 rubber bbq brush
  • red gel food coloring

Directions

In a standing mixer, combine the egg white, cream of tarter, vanilla and powdered sugar.

Mix until white in color and stiff peaks about 7 minutes then mix in red food coloring, add in a few more drops of red to get a deep shade of red, about 5 drops. (if the icing is thick add in 1 tsp of water)

Place the cupcakes into a area where you wont mind getting ‘blood’ on items then dip the bbq brush into the blood and shake the brush towards the cupcakes to give them the blood effect.

Let dry for 10 minutes before enjoying.

bloody cupcake recipe ready to eat

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