Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes

Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes

Jai 7

"I made made these cupcakes for my nephew's birthday and they turned out so creepy that I thought I would share them here for Halloween. I tried out a few different methods for sugar glass and included the method which produced the clearest glass for me."


1 h 20 m servings 377 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.6g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2, 12-cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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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  1. 78 Ratings


For people who are having problems with the glass, it's very important you have a candy thermometer. The sugar should be cooked on low, cooking it too fast or too hot will cause it to carmelize...

I made these cupcakes for a bad Horror movie party I went to with friends. I thought this just fit the theme of bloody and ridiculous! I varied the cupcakes however: after I baked them, I cut c...

Five stars for presentation! Excellent for Halloween! I made Devil's food cupcakes from a mix and topped them with vanilla frosting. Only used this recipe for the glass and blood. The glass ...

These were really neat. I admit I used a homemade yellow cake and white icing. However, I did follow the instructions for the glass and blood. The fake blood was very quick and super easy to mak...

This is an awesome idea and so much easier than it looks. I halved the sugar glass recipe and added 1/2 tsp of almond extract before pouring it in the cake pan. Also, if you dont have a meat m...

5 stars for presentation. But it was a giant pain in the butt. I made the chocolate surprise cupcakes from this site (which are 5 stars) and used canned vanilla frosting to frost them. The gl...

Great recipe! Only wish I had read the reviews to go low and slow when making the glass instead of high and fast. My glass came out a little amber in color, but still worked. I filled the cupcak...

I am just begining to learn to cook and I bought a candy thermometer just for this recipe. When I made the glass it turned out perfect but I had way too much left over. So I cut the recipe in ha...

my 9 yr old can't wait for halloween to come around again so she can take these to school:) I only wish I had found them a few months ago! Thanks so much for the inspiration and recipe. I've tri...