Tombstone CupcakesMonday October 15, 2012
Recipe: Tombstone Cupcakes
Summary: There are several chocolate-covered graham crackers on the market. Keebler Fudge Shoppe Deluxe Grahams have a good “tombstone” shape. While you could just make additional frosting and use a small round tip to write the “RIPs,” it is much easier to use the Wilton Icing Writer, which is a very convenient and easy-to-use tool for writing on small areas.
- 1 batch Chocolate Cupcakes in brown paper liners
- 1 1⁄2 batches Fudge Frosting
- 1 3⁄4 cups ground chocolate cookie crumbs (I use Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
- 18 chocolate-covered graham crackers
- Wilton Icing Writer in color of your choice
- 1. Frost each cupcake generously using an icing spatula or a spoon. Place chocolate cookie crumbs in a wide bowl. Hold each cupcake over the bowl. Using a spoon or your fingers, scoop up crumbs and sprinkle over the frosting to cover completely. You want the surface to look like dirt. (Excess crumbs will fall back into the bowl and can be reused.)
- 2. Place chocolate-covered graham crackers fl at on work surface. Use Icing Writer to write “RIP” on each one. (If you can fit it, you might also want to add a person’s name, as a joke, but they’ll have to have a very short name!) Press graham cracker “tombstone” into “dirt” (see photo for placement). Cupcakes are now ready to serve.
Number of servings (yield): 18