Learn how to make a heart cupcakes and brain cupcakes in this tutorial video. These Halloween cupcakes are filled with cherry filling, the perfect extra touch to gross out your friends. The addition of “blood” to the parts of the brain and heart are super disgusting, and it kind of creeped me out while making them! I’m not a religious watcher by any means, but I’ve seen enough episodes of The Walking Dead TV show to be reminded of it when looking at these . . . “Braaaaains! Braaaaains! Braaaaains!”
So gross and perfect for Halloween!!
(Our buttercream video: http://youtu.be/rjqOTM5icOE)
Cupcakes of any flavour
Cherry pie filling
Small round tips (Wilton 2/3)
Larger round tips (Wilton 10/12)
Core out cupcakes and fill with cherry pie filling. Replace top. Using pink buttercream, pipe a small mound in the centre to build up height for the brain. Starting at one end of the cupcake, pipe (10/12 tip) up and over the mound, and around the outside edge, meeting back up with the starting point. This will be one “hemisphere” of the brain. Repeat for the other hemisphere. Fill in the outline with a zigzag motion, until the brain is complete. Using red piping gel and a tooth pick or fine point tool add dimension to the brain by following the gaps with the red gel.
Core and fill cupcakes with cherry pie filling. Replace top. Using red buttercream and a larger tip, pipe a flat top to the cupcake. Switch to the pink buttercream with a small tip, and pipe the outline of the heart. Switch tips to a 10/12 and fill in the heart shape, adding height by building upwards. Using the red buttercream with a small tip, pipe the “arteries” and using the blue, pipe the “veins”. To add to the cupcake, add some of the jelly from the pie filling outside the heart.