Halloween Cupcakes

by Aubrey on October 9, 2013

Halloween Cupcakes

I’m excited to share with you some fun Halloween cupcake ideas that you and your kiddos can enjoy making together.  I started a little cupcake business last year and any time I let my girls help me it is exciting for them!  There aren’t many kids that don’t love making sweet treats and then devouring them after.  Catch me after the jump for details on how to make these yummy little mini cupcakes plus one more!  

Pumpkin Cupcakes

 

pumpkin cupcake

Let’s start with the easiest one…

Supplies:

  • mini or regular size orange cupcake liners (I love minis…especially with kids!)
  • favorite cupcake batter
  • frosting – store bought or your favorite (I love this buttercream with a little almond extract added to it, yum!)
  • orange food coloring
  • orange sprinkles
  • pretzels – cut in half (sourdough for regular size cupcakes & sticks for mini cupcakes)

After you have made the cupcakes allow plenty of time  for them to cool before beginning.  Gather all of your ingredients and make a little assembly line…frosting (colored orange), sprinkles in a bowl for dipping, and pretzels.

making pumpkinWith a generous amount of frosting, frost each cupcake making it rounded like a pumpkin.  Then dip the cupcake in the sprinkles, coating it fully.  Then stick the pretzel in the middle of the cupcake for the stem.

Ghost Cupcakes

 

ghost cupcake

This one is my favorite, isn’t it cute?!

Supplies:

  • mini or regular size white cupcake liners
  • favorite cupcake batter
  • frosting – store bought or your favorite (See my favorite buttercream frosting in the pumpkin tutorial above).
  • decorating bag, coupler, and a round decorating tip (I used a Wilton 12 for this mini ghost)
  • mini and regular size chocolate chips

While the cupcakes are cooling, put the frosting in a decorating bag with a rounded tip.  Start on the outer edge of the cupcake and just swirl it around in a circle up to a pointy top.  Put two mini chocolate chips in for the eyes and then a regular size chocolate chip underneath for the mouth.

Mummy Cupcakes

 

Mummy

Supplies:

  • mini or regular size white or black cupcake liners
  • favorite cupcake batter
  • frosting – store bought or your favorite (See my favorite buttercream frosting in the pumpkin tutorial above).
  • decorating bag, coupler, and a basket weave decorating tip (I used a Wilton 46, obviously on the smooth side for the mummy.)
  • mini marshmallows
  • red sprinkles
  • black food coloring or black-ready-to use icing tube (I like to use this black ready-to-use icing because I generally don’t use much black and I hate making black frosting.  It always take a ton of food coloring to make it as dark as I want it.)
  • rounded tip (I used Wilton 2)

Again, while the cupcakes are cooling get everything ready.  You could even make the eyes ahead of time.  To make the eyes, using a sharp knife, cut the mini marshmallows in half.  Right after they have been cut, dip the inside of the marshmallow into the  red sprinkles.  Then in the middle, put a black dot for the pupil.  I usually make a bunch of eyes and then try to match similar shaped ones together for each mummy.

Now for the mummy, using the Wilton tip 46 make stripes across the cupcake crossing them to look like it is wrapped like a mummy.  Place the eyes on top while the frosting is still fresh to glue them on.

Brain Cupcakes

 

brain cupcake

I have to admit, these look pretty gross…when I ate one I almost didn’t want to because it didn’t look like it would taste good. ;)  My brain was playing tricks on me!

Supplies:

  • mini or regular size white cupcake liners
  • favorite cupcake batter
  • frosting – store bought or your favorite (See my favorite buttercream frosting in the pumpkin tutorial above).
  • decorating bag, coupler, and a round decorating tip (I used a Wilton 12)
  • red & black food coloring
  • toothpicks

Using the red and black food coloring make the frosting a grayish color.  Using the Wilton 12 rounded tip make two stripes down the middle of the cupcake.  Then weave back and forth on both sides to make the brain.  Next, take a toothpick and dip it in red food coloring to make the veins.

mini brain cupcakes

For the mini cupcake brains there isn’t room to do stripes down the middle, so just do the weaving on each side.

I hope you have fun decorating festive Halloween cupcakes with your kiddos!

Aubrey

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Davina October 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

These are so cute, Aubrey!! I love them all. What a fun activity to do with your kids!

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Aubrey October 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Thanks Davina!

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Jeannie October 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Brains!!! Oh my gosh, these are so great! Thanks for sharing them. :)

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Aubrey October 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Thanks! You’re welcome!

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Cassi October 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

These are all such cute and simple ideas! I’ll be featuring them soon on The Crafty Crow!

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Aubrey October 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Thanks Cassi!

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