Red Velvet Fortunes

Red Velvet Fortunes

What’s better than a red velvet cupcake? A red velvet cupcake with a ghastly note inside of it. Along with the instructions below, we’ve also included a list of horror movie one-liners to bake in your cupcakes. Use these at your Halloween party and give prizes to those who can guess the movie the quote was taken from or just watch your guests get a nice, scary surprise. Super easy, super fun. Enjoy!

Start by cutting out strips of parchment paper. Write messages on them with a nontoxic marker. You might have to test a few markers to find one that doesn’t smear. We found that a thinner marker worked best. Fold the messages in half and then in half again.

Preheat your oven and get your cupcake liners ready.

Mix up a batch of your favorite red velvet cake batter. We used a Duncan Hines cake mix – fast and easy! Insert your messages so that the ends stick out of the batter.

Bake as usual. Let cool.

We found a fancy plate to display our cupcake. It’s a nice contrast to the creepy message inside.

Next, drizzle “blood” for an extra creepy effect. We found this cookie frosting at Jewel and it works perfectly. It drizzles but stays put and doesn’t drip all over the place. We’ll be using this in the future anytime we need blood!


Watch as your guests unwrap their gruesome messages!

The red velvet cake sticks to the parchment a little, but it adds to the bloody effect.

And now for a list of some other great quotes to use for your cupcakes (and the movie they’re from in parentheses):

They’re coming to get you Barbara (Night of the Living Dead)
Send… more… paramedics (The Return of the Living Dead)
When there is no room left in hell, the dead will walk the earth (Dawn of the Dead)
Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Welcome to prime time, bitch (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
Your mother sucks cock in hell (The Exorcist)
What an excellent day for an exorcism (The Exorcist)
OBEY (They Live)
Don’t look in the basement (The Forgotten)
I see dead people (Sixth Sense)
It’s alive! (Frankenstein)
To a new world of gods and monsters (Bride of Frankenstein)
We’ve traced the call. It’s coming from inside the house. (When a Stranger Calls)
Have you checked the Children? (When a Stranger Calls)
Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play? (Child’s Play)
Don’t fuck with the Chuck (Child’s Play)
We all go a little mad sometimes (Psycho)
A boy’s best friend is his mother (Psycho)
Be afraid….be very afraid (The Fly)
They’re heee-re (Poltergeist)
They’re all gonna laugh at you! (Carrie)
Go to your closet and pray (Carrie)
I am the devil, and I am here to do the devil’s work (The Devils’ Rejects)
It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again (Silence of the Lambs)
You’re gonna need a bigger boat (Jaws)
I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just gonna bash your brains in! (The Shining)
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (The Shining)
We came. We saw. We kicked its ass. (Ghostbusters)
No tears please. It’s a waste of good suffering (Hellraiser)
Drink from me. And live forever. (Interview with a Vampire)
I’m your number one fan (Misery)
Sometimes dead is better (Pet Sematary)
What’s blood for, if not for shedding? (Candyman)
Meat’s meat, and a man’s gotta eat (Motel Hell)
You wanna know what happens to an eyeball when it gets punctured? (The Hitcher)
This is no dream! This is really happening! (Rosemary’s Baby)
I kick ass for the Lord (Dead Alive)
You’re doomed. You’re all doomed. (Friday the 13th)
This house…it knows we’re here (The Legend of Hell House)
Scream for your life! (King Kong)

What’s your favorite horror movie quote?