Halloween has to be one of my favorite times of year. The Halloween countdown begins super early in the Cagle home. From trying to decide what costume to wear to searching for Dog halloween costumes! It gets crazy fun! Making Halloween cupcakes is a tradition - and you'd think we'd have gotten better at it by now. But for us, it's all about the fun!
I wanted to share our quick and easy process of whipping up some cupcakes, just to have at home, or to bring to school. You could even give these out to trick or treaters, if you were feeling extra generous! Get the kids to help, it's a lot of fun.... and the cupcakes don't have to be perfect!
Here's what you'll need:
Follow the full instructions below for the "how-to" assemble these easy Halloween cupcakes, just know, they are not only cute, but delicious!
These Halloween Cupcakes are really easy to make and the kids just love to help putting them together. Perfect for bringing to school or parties!
- Favorite Cupcakes (both vanilla and chocolate)
- Chocolate Icing (frosting)
- Vanilla Icing (frosting)
- Sprinkles (black/brown)
- Eyeballs, sugar decorations
- Food coloring, red, yellow, black and green
- Hershey Kisses or small chocolate chips
- Parchment Paper
- Cupcake Liners
- Icing Bag (or Ziplok bag)
- Mixing Spoon
- Make favorite cupcakes - either your own recipe or you can just use a box mix to make things easier!
- Mix icing/frosting - again, either your own recipe or use ready to use box mix. You'll need both chocolate and vanilla.
- Take a small batch of the vanilla icing and mix green food coloring until you get a good color for the Frankenstein cupcakes.
- Put green icing into icing bag or ziplok bag with a small corner cut out and pipe onto the dark cupcakes.
- Take the dark sprinkles and arrange on the top/back for Frankie's hair. Then add two eyeballs and a mouth.
- Take two chocolate chips or Hershey Kisses and insert into the sides for his bolts.
- Take a white cupcake and pipe white icing on the top to form the shape of a ghost.
- Add 2 eyeballs and a chocolate chip for a ghost type mouth.
- Melt some white chocolate just until it is ready to drizzle. Drizzle onto parchment paper in the shape of a spider web. Make sure webs are not too big - I made this mistake this time around! Place the parchment paper into the refrigerator for a short while until the chocolate has hardened.
- Mix black food coloring into some chocolate icing to make black icing. Pipe onto a chocolate cupcake and arrange the spider web on top.
- Take 2 more bowls and some vanilla icing, in one bowl mix yellow food coloring to make a yellow icing. In another bowl take red and yellow food coloring to make an orange (or use orange if you have).
- Fill another icing bag with one side white, layered with yellow then finally orange. Squeeze some out until all three colors are piping out then pipe onto cupcake - this will give a candy corn theme!
To make Frankenstein a little taller you can use a stiffer frosting and shape accordingly.
The inspiration for these decorated cupcakes came from Tessa, at Handle The Heat!
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