I made some cupcakes for the cake-walk at Cal J's school carnival this week. I used store bought cake mix, and store bought icing. Since I took the easy way out on the baking, I wanted to adorn my box-mix cupcakes with something cute and clever. Chocolate bats and ghosts!
Here's what I did.
I drew several bats on a piece of paper. My artistic skills are lacking, but they looked enough like bats that I went with it.
I just placed a sheet of wax paper over my stenciled bats, which was sitting on an inverted cookie sheet.
I melted chocolate and placed it in a plastic sandwich bag (which I cut a very small hole at the tip) and traced around the stencil. Then I filled in the whole bat with chocolate so the whole stencil was covered.
..two eyes and a mouth, (using the chocolate from my aforementioned bats). Refrigerate, then decorate.