Make Your Own Halloween Cupcakes

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In this video, Yahoo! Southeast Asia reporter Jason Domantay learns how to make cupcakes for Halloween with the help of Swell Sweets baker Gel Colet. (See the ingredients below)

Chocolate Cupcake

1 pack butter (225 grams)
2 ½ cups white sugar (460 grams)
4 eggs
1 cup cocoa  (100 grams)
1 2/3 cup water (368 grams)
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ cups flour (284 grams)
1½ teaspoon baking powder (10 gms)
1 teaspoon baking soda (4 grams)
¾ teaspoon salt (4.5 grams)

Marshmallow Fondant (for the topping)

16 ounces white mini marshmallows
2 to 5 tablespoons water
32 ounces powdered sugar, sifted (peotraco or penco are good)
½ cup shortening

Prep work: (1) Melt marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave for 2 minutes. Mix until everything is soft and melted. (2) Put the powdered sugar on the table and make a well in the center, where you will put the marshmallow. (3) Spread shortening on your hands, and start mixing the powdered sugar and melted marshmallows together. Keep mixing till fully incorporated, not forgetting to reapply more shortening on your hands. If the mixture becomes too sticky, just put a bit of shortening on the table while you knead. (4) Let this set overnight before using.

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Recipe courtesy of Gel Colet of Swell Sweets