Monday, October 17, 2011

Frankie Frankenstein Cupcakes and Giveaway

Beaulah introduced me to Frankie Frankenstein
(who knew she had such cute friends!)

Frankie is nice and sweet and really delicious.

He was inspired by his dad, you may have seen him
around in the movies.

But this guy is not so scary.

Frankie was made with a jumbo cupcake, but you
could make yours with little cupcakes.

After the cupcake was frosted, he was covered with
green and black chocolate clay.

Roll the green clay out and cut it into a circle that is
slightly larger than the top of the cupcake so that it can
drape down.  Roll the black clay out and using the same
cup or cookie cutter that you used, cut a half circle out.
Using a sharp knife, cut jagged bangs.  Use a little clear
vanilla or lemon extrac to stick the hair on.  Roll a small
green snake for his brow.  Add edible eyes (I have found
them at Target this year in the cake decorating section.)
Stick those on with a little clear vanilla also.

Use an edible marker to make his mouth and scar.

I gave the recipe for the chocolate clay before, but I will
include it here again because it is so easy.

Chocolate Clay

5 oz. chocolate or chocolate coating discs
1 1/2 T. light corn syrup.
food coloring as desired

Melt the chocolate in the microwave for one minute, stirring
after one minute (whether it looks like it needs it or not - have you 
heard me say that before?!!)  Microwave it for another 30
seconds then stir again.  If it needs more time, microwave it
in 10 second intervals.

Remove from microwave and color it to the desired
color.  Then stir in the corn syrup.  It will turn into a
stiff frosting consistency.  Spoon out onto plastic wrap
or parchment paper and let sit out uncovered overnight.

Now it is ready to knead until soft.  Don't worry if it looks
greasy, that will knead back in.  Store in a ziploc bag
and knead it until soft every time you want to use it.

We chose to make jumbo cupcakes because
they fit better into these Wilton cupcake wrappers.

A regular cupcake just disappeared inside it.

Frankie is going to be appearing on my tablescape
this week.  He looks forward to seeing you there.

(photo courtesy of

If you haven't ever been to visit Fancy Flours, you
should.  They have wonderful baking supplies.

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Always eye opening posts Jaqueline.
    How cute is your Frankie? bravo again.

    Hip hip hooray.
    I will try that chocolate clay one day:)

    Thank you..

  2. What a treat! I know a couple of little fellows who would be all over those!

  3. That is the cutest Frankie Frankenstein face ever! xo

  4. Frank0licious for Halloween, Jackie! He'll be starring on my pin board!

  5. HI Jackie~These are just soooooo adorable, and look soooo yummy too,
    but i would not want to bite into one, just too darn cute to


  6. Love your Frankie cupcake. His face is adorable, scar and all. Thanks for sharing the recipe too.

  7. Such a loveable guy, your Frankie is - our grands would think I'm the best if I ever made cupcakes like yours.

  8. Your Frankie is quite a looker :)

    I hope you're enjoying the season, I know Halloween is your fav.


  9. Who would have thought a little green guy with a unibrow could be so adorable! I'm sure you had a blast making them:@)

  10. Hi Jackie...
    That must be a mumsie ones! Love cupcakes though am trying to lessen sweet §:-)

    Thank you for sharing.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  11. Frankie is very cute! I look fwd to your Frankie table. Don't make it too scary, I am a wimp! :)

  12. Got to love that Frankie...How cute!
    and I love the cupcake holders...Adorable.

  13. All your Halloween Treats are frightfully fun & NO DOUBT delicious! Frankie is too cute~ looking forward to seeing his dinner companions at the table :)

  14. You come up with some of the most creative sweet treats!!! That's a talent I would LOVE to have!!! I would be much more popular with the younger set!

  15. OMG!!! These are the cutest darn things!! Perfect for a Halloween celebration!!
    They would really brighten up my Halloween tablescape that I just posted....


  16. Super cute!

    Adding you to my blog roster, so I can find you for return visits! Great blog! :)

  17. I love this cupcake! It is one of my favorite ones you have done.

  18. Frankie is cute!! I like his friendly face!! You do the best decorating, Jacqueline!!!

  19. J'adore cette table sur le thème de Frankenstein !! Toujours de jolies assiettes, de jolis couverts !! Quant aux gâteaux...Dommage, nous ne les trouvons pas en France ! Bises

  20. Great cupcakes for the kids!! I love the hands on the table ;o) You find the neatest props!

  21. All I can say is WOW!! This cake is extraordinary. Perfect for a Halloween party!

  22. Oh my gosh! Totally adorable!!!

  23. That has got to be the cutest cupcake ever:)

  24. Too cute! Looks like a great recipe for the clay!

  25. What a fun idea, he is way too cute.

  26. WOW... a Halloween Party at your House must be Halloween Heaven... what Creative and Fun ideas you have, executed and displayed Beautifully!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  27. Your Frankenstein cupcakes are great! My kids would just love them! I found you through Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for sharing!

  28. These are adorable and perfect for the Halloween Fest at the elementary school this week! Many thanks.

  29. These are adorable and perfect for the Halloween Fest at the elementary school this week! Many thanks.

  30. Frankenstein never looked so cute :)

  31. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.


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