Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3eggs
  • 1 (16 ounce) can white frosting
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water, or more as needed
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2, 12-cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners.


  • Step 2

    Blend cake mix, 1 cup water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl.Beat with a mixer on low speed for 2 minutes.Divide cake batter between lined cupcake tins.

  • Step 3

    Bake cupcakes in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely.Frost cupcakes with white frosting.

  • Step 4

    Make the sugar glass.Mix 2 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, white sugar, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.Use a candy thermometer and boil sugar syrup until temperature reaches 300 degrees (hard ball), stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken as water evaporates.When sugar reaches 300 degrees, quickly pour onto a metal baking pan. Cool until completely hardened.Break into “shards” using a meat mallet.

  • Step 5

    Make the edible blood.Mix together 1/2 cup corn syrup and cornstarch in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the 1/4 cup of water, adding more if necessary, until the corn syrup mixture has thickened to the consistency of blood. Stir in the red and blue food coloring.

  • Step 6

    Stab each frosted cupcake with a few shards of broken sugar glass. Drizzle on drops of “blood” to complete the effect.

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