DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

Inspired by crime scene investigation shows* I decided to make some DIY bloody cupcakes and crime scene tape party plates for Halloween using washi tape. *Truth: I hate watching TV shows or movies with tons of blood, so the closest “bloody” thing I might express interest in would be the video game Dragon Age which is known for it’s stylistic blood splatters.

DIY BLOODY CUPCAKES AND HALLOWEEN PLATES

DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

 

When it comes to Halloween party plates the options are rather limited I found, with most of the options being overly cute Halloween ghosts or pumpkins which wasn’t at all what I was looking for. So when I spotted some Halloween themed washi tape I got to work making some plates by using the tape on the edges of black square paper plates.

DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes\DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

Each plate takes less than a minute to make as the process is so simple, so once my stack of 30 plates were done I got to work on decorating my cupcakes which were a vanilla cupcake with vanilla bean icing.

DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

 

To create the bloody cupcakes I mixed corn syrup and red food coloring together and would use my fork to throw the red mixture onto a cupcake which would be placed on a sheet of wax paper to protect my entire kitchen from becoming a mess. To get dripping blood I would drip the blood off my fork onto the top of the cupcake near the middle and it would pour down. While for the splatter I would flick the fork and it would create droplets. To get a finer mist of blood you could use a clean toothbrush instead to splatter the decorative blood.

DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

Here is the end result of DIY Halloween plates and cupcakes. For you busy folks who decide to do a last minute Halloween party, you can easily use premade white cupcakes and just splatter the blood to make them instantly perfect for Halloween.

DIY Halloween Plates & Bloody Cupcakes

Here is my alternative plate this time using skull washi tape around the edge of the black paper plate. For the cupcake I went for something more traditional, so it is an orange cupcake with vanilla bean frosting and black and orange sprinkles. Yum!

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