Friday, October 30, 2009

Three Little Ghosties

Three little ghosties sat on their posties, eating burnt toasties, telling big boasties.

Said Ghostie Number One, “I went to scare ghoulsies, sitting in their schoolsies, learning spelling rulsies. I went WOOOO, WOOOO, WOOOO, WOOOO, BOOOO!”

“And they all dropped their booksies with silly frightened looksies, then ran away home to bed.”

Hee, hee, hee," laughed the three little ghosties.

“Well,” said Ghostie Number Two, “I scared some mean witches, sitting in dark ditches, lipsticking their lipses, plotting evil trickses. I went clank, clank, clank, shiver, shake, BOOO!”

“And they jumped with the frighties, then flew off in their nighties to hide in the deep dark wood.”

Hee, hee, hee,” laughed the three little ghosties.

Ghostie Number Three said, “I scared a huge ogre, as big as six treeses, standing in the breezes, picking at his fleases. I spooked him with a moan, groan, BOOO!”

"He galumphed through the woodses, the fastest he couldses. "I want my mommy," he said."

"Hee, hee, hee," laughed the three little ghosties.

Then the three little ghosties, all sitting on their posties, had finished their burnt toasties. Said Ghostie Number One, "Now what shall we do for a bit of fun? Let's go haunting and scare some girlsies!"

"Yeah, and boyses too!"

So they flew off their posties and came wailing, sailing, flailing down to my house. WOOOO, WOOOO, WOOOO!"

They ghostie slither slid through the window cracksies and creak-pushed opened my door. They thought I was asleep so they started to creep, Creepy, creepy, whisper, whisper, closer, closer!

They opened their mouths and...

...I sat up in bed and shouted. "BOOO!"

yelped the ghosties. They tumble-tangle fled out from my bedroom and into the night.

Quivering like jellies, those three little ghosties wobbled to their posties, sucking on their thumbsies, waiting for their momsies, who came and caught and scolded them and sent them home to BED!

From the children's book "Three Little Ghosties", by Pippa Goodhart

Ghostie Cupcakes
1 cake mix of your choice, plus ingredients as needed on the box
24 cupcake wrappers
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
½ cup Crisco
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup cream cheese, softened
Dash of Popcorn salt (fine salt), to taste
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
About 3 pounds powdered sugar
Warm water until fluffy to taste (About 5 to 6 Tablespoons)
Wilton Black Cookie Icing, in the ready to use container (Optional)
48 mini chocolate chips for eyes

1. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Cool completely.

2. Mix together the rest of the ingredients, except the black cookie icing and mini chocolate chips, in a stand mixer and beat for about 5 minutes or until fluffy to taste.

3. Using a piping bag with a round Wilton tip 1A, drizzle the black icing inside the bag in one or two stripes. Then stuff the bag with frosting.

4. Pipe the icing onto the cupcakes in a spiral motion. Press in mini chocolate chips backwards for eyes, and draw the mouths on with the black Wilton icing using a toothpick. Dot the eyes with the black icing for pupils.

Recipe and picture by Laura Flowers.


Unknown said...

what a cute little story and darling cupcakes. I really need to learn how to work with icing :) your icing recipes sounds wonderful and very creamy

diva said...

awww! i adore these cupcakes. love the little cupcake liners you've used as well. they're wicked!

Sherri Murphy said...

These are perfect! I love the liners. The little story was great too.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love that sweet and funny story, which I'd never heard. Your cupcakes are just perfect as an accompaniment. Where did you find those cupcake liners? Love them.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Okay, you win... these are the cutest ever!

Anonymous said...

...on Halloween I'll go to town and wear my trousers upside down and wear my shoes turned inside out and wear a wig of sauerkraut.

....but that's just me. heehee!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol! That was fun! Thank-you for the laugh.


The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Linda,

I bought the cupcake liners and skirts at Michael's.


The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you for the comments everyone!

Federica Simoni said...

wow sono perfetti per Halloween! complimenti sei bravissima!

Diane said...

Oh what fun...I love the cupcakes with their ghoulish colors and the story, well, a perfect accompaniment!

Happy Halloween!


The Cooking Photographer said...

Happy Halloween Diane! And thank-you.


2 Stews said...

Hi's Diane again...I was in a rush before and was signed in under my personal email...anyway, I had to pop back over and become a follower. I love everything about your site and look forward to your next post.

What a wonderful world we have in Blogland ;-))

Have a great weekend....Diane

Sue said...

Very cute post(and cupcakes)! Happy Halloween!

La Table De Nana said...

Glinda! A cute story..and treats! Fabulous.

southern cookbook said...

These photos look awesome! Great job Laura!

Coleens Recipes said...

I am VERY anxious to try this frosting recipe!! Your cupcakes are adorable.

Lori said...

Very sweet! Hope you had fun.

oneordinaryday said...

Love your photo! The lighting really kicks it up a notch. Nice job.

Amanda said...

So cute!!


The Cooking Photographer said...


Spryte said...

Those are soooo cute!!

Mr. P said...

So cute!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thanks. I am glad you all enjoyed this one. It was really fun to do.

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