Black Velvet Cupcakes with Haunted Chocolate Tree’s

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Do you ever feel like you can’t see the forest for the tree’s?

I’m so sorry. I couldn’t resist.

There’s all sorts of fantastic news and gossip to catch you up on, like how at exactly 4:44 today my entire house was clean for a single, perfect second. And how I totally lived this moment while playing chaperone at my son’s 7th grade dance last Friday. And how I picked up a handful of rainbow colored leaves while on a midafternoon jog, then tossed them in the air because I couldn’t smile big enough over the sheer wonder that is autumn.

But, how could we possibly waste a moment of breath on gossip when there are Black Velvet Cupcakes to gawk? I want so much to say something…anything about these cupcakes. But, I think they are so utterly clever and adorable, I can think of only one thing to do with them.

Bake ‘em. Share ‘em. Eat ‘em up.

Happy Cupcake-o-ween!

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To make your own haunted tree toppers: Print off a template of a spooky tree (like this one here) sized approximately 3″ high. Place the printed tree underneath a large piece of parchment paper.
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In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 cups of chocolate chips by zapping them in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stirring them vigorously. Zap for 30, then stir until the chocolate chips are melted. They should never actually get hot to the touch, which is a good thing! (Chocolate that is overmelted will cool with little white dots, which is kinda gross and ugly. So, take care not to overmelt your chocolate. )
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Spoon melted chocolate into a large plastic freezer bag. Snip a small corner off of the bottom of the bag and pipe the chocolate onto the parchment, following the basic outline of the tree. Allow to cool & harden completely in a room temperature room before decorating your cupcakes.

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Click here to get the recipe over at Babble.com!
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50 Responses to “Black Velvet Cupcakes with Haunted Chocolate Tree’s”

  1. jksfam says:

    Cool trees!

  2. Alicia says:

    I love your chocolate trees! They could also be moose or deer antlers. Just a thought! You are such a creative baker.

  3. I run for cake! says:

    This are adorable. Love the chocolate tree toppers!

  4. theblogisthenewblack says:

    Very cute- I did something similar last year- I sprinkled fall leaf sprinkles on the trees before they dried. Your tries are MUCH better than mine! ;0)

  5. Barbara Bakes says:

    Such a fun, delicious idea!

  6. Kelly Irene says:

    When will I learn not to look at your blog at 9:30 in the morning?! All I am going to think about all day is cupcakes. Black velvet cupcakes with amazingly clever little trees sticking out. These look so delicious and, well, everything else wonderful I could possibly say about such cupcakes.
    Good morning.

  7. Karly says:

    Those chocolate trees are too cute! Love them!

  8. Lisa ♥ says:

    great idea!!!!! I like your blog. You have a new fan :-)

  9. a. maren says:

    mm, gorgeous! and such festive bright colors. i also love the idea of black velvet…how cool. you are very patient to make all those trees!

    http://www.icyviolets.blogspot.com

  10. Lora says:

    adorable cupcakes…

  11. Jas. says:

    love it – as usual fabulous work brooke!

  12. Jennifer says:

    These tree cupcakes are adorable….or adorably spooky I should say. I love the idea of black velvet too- perfect for Halloween!

  13. Wendy says:

    Love these!

  14. Patty says:

    These are fantastico! The trees are so elegant – great instructions. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness Brooke!

    xo Patty

  15. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says:

    I've just become your most recent follower. These cupcakes are brilliant! Those trees look professionally done, but thanks to your wonderful tutorial anyone can do them. I'm trying this next year.

  16. Sonya says:

    I love these trees and made them yesterday! Wonderful idea!

    I had trouble with them staying solid at room temperature, though. I had to put them in the fridge to solidify, and they began to droop once I took them out and put them in the cupcakes. Any advice on how to avoid this?

  17. Lady Nann says:

    Brooke….These are adorable!! Love the trees, and how clever is the black velvet cupcakes. My grandkids will LOVE these!

  18. Ellie says:

    Adorable!! (but no apostrophe in trees :( )

  19. Lil Miss LC says:

    How easy is it to turn these into another kind of Velvet? I want to make Green Velvet cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day and your site is the only site I am aware of for High Altitude recipes. Any information would be appreciated!

  20. karin says:

    So great cupcakes better after day 2 and I made mine with oreo frosting yum yum

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    I tried to make these trees and they never solidified. I tried to put them on top of the cupcakes and they were so soft that they didn’t break, they just folded over into little back bends.

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