I was so impressed the first time I saw broken glass cupcakes on Instagram. The shards of glass look so realistic, but they’re actually edible! They’re perfect to make for Halloween, but also great for spooky themed parties. On this page I’m sharing an easy recipe for broken glass cupcakes.
When I wanted to make broken glass cupcakes, I found a recipe in which you need to create the edible glass from sugar. But that recipe is quite difficult as you need to make sure that you don’t caramelize the sugar. So I wanted to create an easier recipe for the edible glass. And I found it! The trick to make the edible broken glass is to melt throat lozenges. Super easy! Scroll down for the recipe of these broken glass cupcakes.
Recipe broken glass cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
180 grams butter
135 grams sugar
8 grams vanilla sugar
180 grams self-rising flour
For the buttercream:
140 grams butter
280 grams icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the toppings:
100 grams throat lozenges
2 tablespoons raspberry jelly
Preheat the oven to 175°C.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar for the cupcakes until creamy. Add the eggs one by one and keep mixing in between. Add the flour bit by bit whilst mixing. Scoop the dough in cupcake moulds and bake for 20 minutes. Let them cool on a rack.
Beat the butter for the buttercream in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat again. Add the milk and the vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is smooth. Put the buttercream in a piping bag.
Preheat the oven to 130°C.
Put the throat lozenges in a zip-lock bag and beat it with a rolling pin until crushed. Cover an oven tray with aluminium foil and divide the crushed throat lozenges over them. Make sure that the crumbles are quite close together so that it’ll create one edible glass plate. Put the oven tray in the oven and let it melt in 10 minutes. Let the edible glass harden on room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
Now you can use your hands to lift it from the foil and break into glass shards.
Top the cupcakes with the butter cream, put a few edible glass shards in each cupcake.
Drizzle with raspberry jelly for the edible blood.