7 Days of Halloween | #5 Shattered Glass Cupcakes

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I originally wanted this recipe to be chocolate orange or red velvet flavoured. I even added fresh orange juice into the recipe but unfortunately the flavour doesn’t come out in the cupcakes. As the madeira didn’t come out very good, I won’t bother writing the recipe I used as I made it up, and is probably the reason you can’t taste the orange.

I wasn’t sure whether it was worth even posting this, but I thought I might as well for inspiration, and then if any of you decide to make it, you can just do a better job lol.

But here’s the recipe for the shattered glass. It was my first attempt at making it and I’m quite happy with how it came out. It’s really easy to make and looks really affective.

All you need is:

215g Sugar (I used caster but most recipes say granulated)

120ml Water

1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar (Optional, it supposedly makes the glass more transparent)

Red Food Colouring to Decorate (Optional)

  1. Stir the sugar and water together in a saucepan, over a medium heat
  2. Add in the cream of tartar if you’re using this, I personally didn’t as I didn’t have any
  3. Once the water beings to boil, stop stirring but continue to heat
  4. Meanwhile, line a baking tray or any long, flat container with baking parchment or tin foil
  5. Spray this surface with cooking oil, so that the caramel doesn’t stick to it
  6. Return to the saucepan, you will be able to tell once the mixture is ready as the water would have evaporated and turned slightly golden
  7. Pour the mixture onto the lined baking tray and leave to cool completely before breaking up and using to decorate

There are different methods for creating shattered glass. An easier way than guessing when the mixture is ready is by using a thermometer, and removing the mixture once the water reaches 150C. As I couldn’t find a thermometer, I resulted to guessing but it is still pretty fool proof.

Let me know your Halloween bakes. 

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  1. October 29, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    They’re amazing! I decided to stay at home this Halloween with my fiance so I think I’ll suggest we make some of these :D.

    • October 29, 2015 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you! & that’ll be fun 🙂 I’m sure they’ll look a lot more presentable than mine haha xx

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