TODAY | October 08, 2012
>>> this morning on "today's kitchen," delicious desserts. how to make creepy cupcakes for hole beans. sisters katherine kallinis and sophie la monteague of "d.c. cupcakes," showdown, a little bit of siblings rivalry and their new book is called "sweet celebrations."
>> good morning.
>> you're going to put us to work this morning to show us how to do the decorations.
>> two recipes from our cook book , easy to do at home. add half a cup of your favorite halloween candy to the batter and bake it inside the cupcakes and they melt beautifully inside.
>> do our signature swirl.
>> i'm not really good with one of these things.
>> start in the middle and go around and a burst of pressure.
>> and that's the best i can do.
>> and we'll put a fudge spider web on.
>> fewer fudge in here.
>> use a squeeze bottle. if you don't have a squeeze bottle, use a ziploc bag and cut a tip
>> go down straight and then across and cut each quadrant diagonal.
>> the trick is going fast.
>> a little less wobbly, and once you have all your quadrants itap the lines. do an outer one and inner one.
>> you can tell who is the pro and who isn't.
>> that looks good.
>> and a little spider on top.
>> one more layer.
>> by the way, this is an orange butter cream frosting.
>> for halloween. the recipe is also in the cook book and we have our monster tie dye cupcakes so fun to make at home with the kids. take your vanilla batter and divide it into four. add color into each one and layer it in your baking pan so a little bit of red and a little bit of blue on top, a little bit of green and a little bit of yellow and bake it in the oven and out it comes looking like a tie dye cupcake.
>> that's great for a kid's party. so fun.
>> use any color food color , purple, pink, whatever your favorite color is.
>> and decorate as a monster.
>> take some fandant and use a cookie cutter and roll t.cut out large circles to cover the cupcake.
>> and then we'll make the face.
>> you'll pipe a circle around, do the circle around. two eyes, a nose and then four piping tips for teeth.
>> that looks great.
>> i'm trying.
>> and we like to put little german berries on for the nose.
>> that's cute.
>> and for the eyebrows we like to cut up black licorice and give them scary eyebrows.
>> make theme evil looking.
>> and it will stay on.
>> and you'll let it set.
>> and fun jelly beans , different colors.
>> all around.
>> all around the circle.
>> i'll eat the jelly beans as i go.
>> it's a crafting day, willie.
>> come have fun.
>> you're good.
>> baking and crafting together. if they tell me what to do, i can do it.
>> you want little scary eyeballs.
>> there's a baseball theme. yankees versus the red sox helping you out.
>> jason varitek from the red sox and at the end of the episode tomorrow, there's a big surprise ending.
>> very big.
>> you have to tune in to find out.
>> ladies, it's great. thanks so much. katherine and sophie, thank you.
>> do some quality control over here. thanks, ladies. coming up, kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather.
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