These ooey-gooey brain cupcakes were a “no brainer” when I threw a Laboratory Theme Halloween Party! Every mad scientist needs a few brains hanging around the lab, right? The pink cakes popped against the green, blue and yellow party table I set up, and they also perfectly matched our Halloween Spooky Lab Invitations and Party Favors.
I’m a baking and cake decorating amateur, so I was at first a little intimidated about piping a design on each cupcake. But, it was a piece of cake (literally)! I used a tip #8 along with pastry bag to first pipe a mound of icing in the center of each cake. (The “brain” needs to pop up a bit.) I then squeezed continuous lines of brain squiggles down either half of the cupcake, using an imaginary line down the middle as a stopping point. (Check out this tutorial from Shop Bakers Nook for help.)
To achieve that wonderful pink brainy color, I just added a few drops of rose food coloring gel to the white frosting as well as the cupcake batter. Pink cupcake liners matched the frosting and gave the desserts a delicious finished look. Along with several other Mad Scientist Laboratory Halloween Ideas, these brain cupcakes ended up being a big hit with guests – kids and adults alike!
Don’t forget to check out the other detailed posts on my amazing Spooky Lab Party, too: