Of course, you cannot make a batch of horror movie cupcakes with out Freddy Kruger! These were the ones I was most excited to work on. There is no movie villain more iconic to me than Freddy Kruger. Freddy’s face is so interesting and fun to make. There is something kind of liberating about creating something and then stabbing it and ripping it apart.
I used pre-made rice crispy squares, as always, and coated them with skin colored fondant. Next I positioned his eyes ,mouth, nose, and ears and worked from there. I always use gin as glue for fondant. A nose is really easy to make; just roll a bit of fondant into a ball and squish it between both index fingers and both thumbs. Every time you will end up with a nose shape. Then all you have to do is glue it down and add nostrils with a fondant tool. Next I added a layer of red fondant into his mouth and then rolled tiny balls of white fondant as teeth and glued them into his mouth with gin. Then I covered his mouth with lips and used vegetable shortening to smooth on all of the features that I added. I used a fondant tool to push his eyes in to make them look scary and shadowy then I used my food color marker to draw in his eyes. I used both black and blue for his eye color. It’s kind of hard to see but if you are drawing in eyes try to leave a small circle or two of white to add a little life to the face. I have found that the key to really interesting looking faces is eye lids. I really played around with his eye lids to try to get a scary facial expression. The gross scarred look was achieved by stabbing into his face and stretching the fondant out with a fondant tool. Then I painted red americolor food coloring onto the punctured parts of his face with a little gin and followed that by using a paper towel to blot it off again. I painted a little black in his nostrils and ears for a finishing touch.
I tried to make a hat for him out of rice crispies but it just turned out kind of weird so I made his hat out of fondant. A little trick I picked up along the way I: when ever I need to make a lot of a darker color like brown or even grey I always add all of my scrap bits of colored fondant together to use them up. Feel free to mix orange, pink, blue and green all together. Pretty much every time you will end up with brown or grey and then just tint it a little to get your desired color. I hate to waste and this little trick really uses up what you have on hand.
I also find that fondant gets a little sticky when I add food color to it, so I always counter my food coloring with a little vegetable shortening. If you rub the shortening all over your hands first it will stop your hands from getting stained too!
The only thing left to do now is put your cupcake toppers on top of your “blood” drenched cupcakes. I made a simple raspberry sauce and spooned it on top of a basic icing swirl of slightly grey toned butter cream frosting. These cupcakes were so much fun! and there are still 4 more to come in this series! Keep your eyes open for “Chucky” next!