“This post/recipe originally appeared on my main blog BigBearsWife.com”
This whole moving thing has me totally freaked out. I mean we’ve moved like a billion times, I don’t know why this move has gotten me so frazzled. For heaven’s sakes, we’re just moving across town this time.
But yesterday Crystal came over to look through our yard sale stuff and reminded me of how much it sucks to move and pack and how much I love the house we’re currently in and it kinda made it all sink in more.
I mean I know it sucks but I think hearing someone else says it kinda made me crinkle my nose more.
Then last night I was looking through my calendar for upcoming trips and deadlines and once I realized our moving date was even closer than I thought, I had a mini panic attack/freak out.
It’s like one more week of work, two back to back trips and then before you know it I’ll have the keys to our new apartment in my hand. I can’t tell if I’m ridiculously nervous or overly excited.
Had I known that last Halloween and last Christmas would have been our last in this house, I would have decorated more.
I would have thrown a huge party.
But I’m trying to be positive.
We are getting to move into a pretty cool apartment and I’m just telling myself that Halloween and Christmas will be even better this year.
Hey, it’s only September and I’m already in full Halloween mode!
I’m ready for Halloween!
I’ve got “The Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack on repeat when I’m in the kitchen and when I’ve grown tired of the soundtrack, I’ve been pulling “The Nightmare Before Christmas” up on Netflix and setting it up on my tablet in the kitchen.
If you’ve been reading my blog you’ll probably know that “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is totally my kitchen/cooking movie!
Last time my niece was here she looked at my like I’d lost my mind when I started getting the cupcake stuff out before I turned on “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for us to watch while we baked. haha.
In the spirit of Halloween, lets get into the kitchen and bake up some bat cupcakes.
I need cupcakes.
We need chocolate cupcakes with piles of frosting.
There is also the urgent need to pack my house, but that’ll have to wait because right now we’re dealing with cupcakes and that’s all that matters.
So grab your apron and let’s get to it.
You do wear an apron while you bake right? Yeah neither do I…
You can use store bought cake mix or homemade cake mix.
I’m not judging at all.
If you’re going to tint the chocolate black, add the coloring now Make sure that you’re using CANDY COLORING and NOT regular food coloring.
Regular food coloring WILL RUIN your chocolate.
You don’t have to color the chocolate. I couldn’t find the black candy wafers and after attempting to color the dark chocolate with a little of the candy coloring I decided to just leave them dark brown.
You can print the Bat Wing Template here. You may or may not need to re-size it 🙂
If you make these let me know! Snap a picture of them and tag me with #BigBearsWife and you can also throw in #TheHalloweenProject if you want!
Happy Haunting! Check out all of the spooky Halloween recipes and crafts on BigBearsWife.com!