Bloody Teeth & Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

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Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

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Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 60 minutes plus overnight to dry teeth

Cooking time: 45 minutes

  • 165g/6ozs. butter (doesn't matter if it's at room temp or not in this recipe)
  • 120g/4ozs. white chocolate broken up into pieces
  • 1 1/3 cups/170g/6ozs. caster or superfine sugar
  • 1 cup/250ml/8.8flozs. water
  • Red Velvet colouring (or red colouring)
  • 1 cup/130g/4.6ozs. plain flour
  • 1/4 cup/40g/1.4ozs. cornflour or cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 egg

Buttercream

  • 250grams/8.8ozs butter softened
  • 5 cups/660g/23ozs.s icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup/60g/2ozs. cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk

For teeth

  • 200g/7ozs. white gum paste
  • Red, yellow and brown food colourings
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 1/2 cup cherry jam

Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

Step 1 - First make the teeth as they will need time to dry and set. Massage gum paste until soft. Sprinkle cornflour in the cavities of a silicon teeth mould and press fondant into the mould and remove and allow to set completely. Repeat until you get 12 sets of teeth. Match teeth to similar sizes and sit them up so that they look like an open mouth and allow to dry completely.

Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

Step 2 - Preheat oven to 150c/300F. Line a cupcake tray with liners. Place butter, chocolate, sugar and the water in a small saucepan over low heat until melted and combined. Cool for 15 minutes. Whisk in red food colouring.

Step 3 - Using a whisk, add flour, cornflour, cocoa and then egg. Pour the batter into a measuring jug and pour it into cupcake liners. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in tin.

Step 4 - Beat butter until light and fluffy then beat in sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder and milk in two batches until fluffy. Spread on top of the completely cooled cupcakes.

Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

Step 5 - Place a set of teeth on top pressing them into the buttercream. Spoon the cherry jam between the teeth. Mix the yellow colouring with 1/2 tablespoon of vodka and paint the teeth. Then mix some red colouring with a tablespoon of vodka and paint the gums red. Then mix the brown with the remaining vodka and paint plaque on the teeth. I also had some gold paint so I painted in fillings.

Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

Bloody Teeth and Bleeding Gums Cupcakes

Drawing plaque