I’ve seriously had it with the scary movie industry making me terrified of small children.
And empty swings with squeaky chains that blow ever so slightly in the night time breeze.
I have a swing set in my yard, okay?
I might as well have a neon sign above my house that says “hollow-eyed ghost children welcome”.
Plus, I don’t know what it is about creepy ghost children, but they never wear like, leather jackets or hooded sweatshirts. It’s always those knee length socks and old fashioned jumpsuits.
When I was pregnant with my son, I made the mistake of watching that movie with Greg Kinnear, where they adopt that kid but he has a ghost person inside of him and he wants to kill his adoptive parents.
And really, it was disturbing. Because it definitely takes a particular type of evil to want to kill Greg Kinnear.
That man is not only funny, but also completely charming.
After watching that movie, I suddenly remembered that I was pregnant with a baby that would one day grow into a young man.
And I was totally frightened.
As far as I was concerned, I was quite possibly feeding prenatal vitamins to an evil Greg Kinnear murdering machine.
It took me a few days to accept the fact that my baby would probably be sweet and loving and kind, and if he wasn’t I would just sit him down with You’ve Got Mail and make see the error of his ways.
Plus, I made sure that knee socks were banned from my house. Just in case.
I’m pretty sure that children are unable to be ghostly and evil without them.
And so far, so good.
For those of you who plan on being safe and sound on Halloween and not running from a ghost child in a old fashioned nightgown who is wordlessly pointing down a long dark hallway (and really–I never rule that out), I made you some cupcakes.
You might even share them with your kids. If you trust them.
A little while back, I made Tuxedo Cupcakes. For these, you are going to follow the directions exactly, the only difference being that you will add purple (or orange…or lime green) gel coloring to your whipped cream. I added the color BEFORE I whipped the cream with my mixer.
Add black gel coloring to your chocolate glaze if it isn’t dark enough for you, and top it with some candy eyes.
Click here for the Tuxedo Cupcake recipe.
I bought the candy eyes at Bake It Pretty, click HERE to purchase some of your own.
I really love Tuxedo Cupcakes–they are so yummy and very easy to put together.
**I’m linking these up to Hoosier Homemade’s Cupcake Tuesday. Head over and check out all the cupcakes and link up some of your own!!