Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dexter Party Part One: Blood Splatter Cupcakes


I'm sure all of the Dexter fans out there are excited about the Season 7 premiere coming up in less than two weeks! Unfortunately we don't get Showtime so we only get to watch it if we buy in on dvd or wait for it to come on instant Netflix. As a result we haven't even seen seasons 5 and 6 yet. :( We love what we have seen so far though!

Awhile back a friend of ours said that we should throw a Dexter party since she is a huge fan too. The timing was never right though and we didn't have the opportunity or money to have one before we moved. However I decided to make one of our rooms Dexter themed for our upcoming Halloween Bash and this week I put together a little "party" in there. Hopefully this will be a good jumping off point for her and any other fans to get ideas for their own party.

For those who have never heard of Dexter here is a little synopsis - it is a tv show about a serial killer named Dexter Morgan. He doesn't kill just anybody though, he only kills other serial killers who have managed to escape punishment. He tracks them down, finds evidence to confirm their crimes and makes them look at photos of their victims before he kills them. During the day he works for the police department as a blood splatter analyst. 

Now that we are all caught up, here is part one of my three part Dexter Party Series. First up are some blood splatter cupcakes:


Supplies:
Red Velvet Cupcake Mix
Red Cupcake Liners
White Frosting
Red Gel Frosting
Wilton's Red Icing Color
Warm Water
NEW toothbrush or small paint brush

1. Bake your cupcakes according to package directions in red cupcake liners. I used foil and I really think that red would have looked better. Once they are cool, top with white frosting.

2. In a small container, squirt some of the red gel frosting. Mix in some of the red icing color. Continue adding either more of the gel or the color until you get it the darkness that you like. You will want your mixture to be the consistency of ketchup. If it is too thick, mix in just a few drops of warm water at a time until you reach the right thickness. You don't need to make too much of this mixture because a little goes a long way.

3. Place your cupcakes in a pan or onto waxed paper to protect your working surface. Dip your brush in the red icing mixture making sure that it is really saturated. The more "blood" that is on your brush, the bigger the splatters will be. Use your finger to quickly pull the bristles back so that you get a nice spray on the cupcakes. Continue until you are satisfied with the coverage on your cupcakes.

4. Now try to find someone daring enough to eat them. Creepy looking Halloween food doesn't bother me at all but it is surprising how many people won't try something even after you tell them that it is a normal food that is just made to look weird.


 

20 comments:

Julie E said...

OMG I love it! The blood looks great and the color from the cupcakes with the motif is fantastic. We just got Season 6 from Blockbuster and are getting all caught up. Your timing is seriously serendipitous.

Seeing Things said...

Wow, crazy timing we just started watching Dexter on Netflix! I'm slowly compiling "bloody" awful desserts for my vampire treat table and these will be perfect, can't wait to get out the toothbrush!!

Rhissanna said...

Seriously wonderful. I'm going to FB this for my best triend in the UK who is a Dexter fan. I love the idea of the Dexter room for Halloween. Lots of plastic sheets and a coping saw? String patterns for blood splatters? I'm sure it's going to be wonderful!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

I think I am going to have to upgrade to the DVD Netflix for awhile so I can get caught up too! I have heard about some of the things that have happened and I can't wait to watch it. You're vampire treat table sounds awesome. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

I'm jealous! I seriously need to find a way to get caught up too. I'm glad you like the cupcakes! :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thanks! I hope your friend likes them. :) I'm going to keep a running list of Dexter party ideas at the bottom of the final post so if you have any more suggestions I would love to hear them!

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

I've never watched Dexter although I've been told I should start. Perhaps I'll get to that this winter. Regardless, these cupcakes are fantastic! Love the "splatter" against the white frosting! Great for Halloween!

artclubblog.com said...

These are brilliant! Now all you need is a tray with some plastic body parts to serve along side the cupcakes. Yum!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thanks! You should definitely watch it. It's a bit odd when you realize that you are cheering for a serial killer but once you get past that it is a great show. Lol!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thank you! If you like these, you should check out these blood slide suckers: http://www.instructables.com/id/Dexter-Blood-Slide-Suckers-Eat-At-Your-Own-Risk/ I haven't tried making them yet but the look awesome! :)

Julie E said...

You've been featured! Yes, twice. You're that awesome! Thanks for linking up at Wednesday Whatsits. http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2012/09/wednesday-whatsits-27.html

Funkytime said...

awwwwwsome!!!

Melting Moments Blog said...

Awesome!!! I can't wait for Dexter to start. These look delicious and totally Dex!

Carrie S said...

Great idea! : ) We are planning our mini-party for the Dexter premiere on Sunday. So far we're eating Cuban pork sandwiches, drinking blood orange juice and after seeing this, I'm bringing some cupcakes!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

I love your Dexter menu! I'm sure you guys had an awesome premiere party!

All That Glitters said...

OMG!! I'm in love! I made some Dexter cupcakes last year, but yours is waaaaaaay better!

Carolyn said...

I have a special Halloween spotlight running today and I've featured your project.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation at homework.

Vanessa Commins said...

Never seen Dexter. But I'm making these ASAP! keep linking great Halloween treat ideas!

Vanessa Commins said...

Never seen Dexter. But I'm making these ASAP! keep linking great Halloween treat ideas!

Vanessa Commins said...

Never seen Dexter. But I'm making these ASAP! keep linking great Halloween treat ideas!