Boo! Halloween Gluten-Free Cupcakes-with frosting recipe and Necco wafer decorations






My daughters are truly amazing young women. They were invited to a Harvest festival today at their school which should be lots of fun with games, a bouncy house, cider pressing and a cake walk.

But they have the last soccer game of the season at 4pm. So they won’t be going.
We were asked to donate gluten-free goodies for the cake walk since there are a bunch of gluten-free children at the school.

And although they won’t get to eat a single one, Thursday we made these using a Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate cake mix. I whipped up a batch of my favorite frosting.

Best of all we were sent some Necco wafers to sample that were perfect for the decorating. Did you know that Necco wafers are made in the USA with no artificial colors or flavors. I loved them as a child and still like them now. This was my twins first try and they adore them. I had to hide the bag.
I am hoping to use them to create Turkey tails for Thanksgiving.
We used them for eyes, noses, bases of the spiders and the tombstones. See that orange cupcake on the bottom 2nd in on the right. It is a graveyard with RIP on each tombstone.
I apologize for the photos, somehow my camera’s macro feature has been disabled. Now to find the book to fix it.
And my frosting recipe in case you need to make some too.
Butter Frosting Recipe- Gluten-Free
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) of organic unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 pound of Gluten-free powdered sugar (if you want white frosting do not use organic powdered sugar, it comes out beige)
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Beat butter in mixing bowl till light and fluffy.
  2. Add sugar ½ cup at a time and beating well after each addition to incorporate
  3. Once all the sugar has been added, beat in vanilla.
  4. The frosting might be very dense with all of the sugar added, just keep beating
  5. Beat in the cream.
  6. If the frosting is still a bit stiff, feel free to add a bit more vanilla or cream.
  7. Let the frosting sit for a few minutes to truly absorb the cream. Beat till light and fluffy.
  8. I used Wilton's paste colors to dye the frosting. They are all GF.