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Broken Glass Cupcakes Recipe

These ghastly broken glass cupcakes treats are made with sugar glass shards that pierce through the frosting, creating an eerie effect.

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Sugar Glass Cupcakes Recipe

These cupcakes are the easiest way to add sugar, spice, and spookiness to your Halloween desserts.

I have always loved Halloween. It is the one time of year when you can let your imagination run wild and be anyone or anything you want to be.

As a child, I would dress up in my favorite costume and go door to door collecting candy.

I would then come home and empty out my loot onto the kitchen table, sorting through my favorites and trading with my siblings.

My mother would always bake something special for our Halloween feast, and these bloody glass cupcakes were always the highlight.

BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES

These ghastly treats are made with sugar glass shards that pierce through the frosting, creating an eerie effect.

These bloody glass cupcakes are the perfect addition to any Halloween party.

A layer of shockingly realistic fake blood is the final touch, making these cupcakes look good enough to eat…if you’re brave enough.

broken glass cupcakes

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply want to enjoy a gory treat, these broken glass cupcakes are sure to impress.

Complete with fake edible blood, candy glass shards, and the most delicious cream cheese icing, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit.

Prep time: 30 minutes 

Cook time: 20 minutes 

Yields: 12 decorated cupcakes. 

Halloween Sugar Glass Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar 
  • Water
  • Light corn syrup 
  • Red food dye, gel
  • Cupcakes, pre-cooked
  • White cream cheese frosting 
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.
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Items Needed for Broken Window Glass

  • Candy thermometer 
  • Sheet pan
  • Small saucepan
  • Dropper

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How to Make Broken Glass Cupcakes

Add sugar, water, and corn syrup to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

Bring to a boil and using a candy thermometer, boil until 275°f or soft crack. Once the temp reaches 250°f, the temp will climb to 275°f fairly quickly.

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Pour candy onto a large baking sheet and make sure it covers the whole sheet. Let sit and cool. Let it sit for about 2-3 hours until cool to touch. 

To break the candy into glass pieces, contort the baking pan. To break it into smaller pieces, use a small hammer or a wooden spoon to tap the candy into small pieces. 

Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and place 3-4 pieces of candy glass into the frosting. 

Apply drops of red food gel to the candy glass to mimic blood. For a splashed effect, water the gel slightly and flick the food coloring onto the frosting and candy glass. 

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Serve and enjoy. If you live in a humid climate, candy glass will soften and melt. Serve immediately. 

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Yield: 12

Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes Recipe

broken glass cupcakes

These ghastly broken glass cupcakes treats are made with sugar glass shards that pierce through the frosting, creating an eerie effect.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • Red food dye, gel
  • 12 cupcakes
  • 1 16oz tub white frosting

Items Needed for Broken Window Glass

  • Candy thermometer
  • Sheet pan
  • Small saucepan
  • Dropper

Instructions

  1. Add sugar, water, and corn syrup to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
  2. Bring to a boil and using a candy thermometer, boil until 275°f or soft crack. Once the temp reaches 250°f, the temp will climb to 275°f fairly quickly. BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
  3. Pour candy onto a large baking sheet and make sure it covers the whole sheet. Let sit and cool. Let it sit for about 2-3 hours until cool to touch.  BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
  4. To break the candy into glass pieces, contort the baking pan. To break it into smaller pieces, use a small hammer or a wooden spoon to tap the candy into small pieces. BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
  5. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and place 3-4 pieces of candy glass into the frosting. BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
  6. Apply drops of red food gel to the candy glass to mimic blood. For a splashed effect, water the gel slightly and flick the food coloring onto the frosting and candy glass. BROKEN GLASS CUPCAKES
  7. Serve and enjoy. If you live in a humid climate, candy glass will soften and melt. Serve immediately.  broken glass cupcakes recipe

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 2gSugar: 76gProtein: 3g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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