Great tips on how to be creative and spooky with the Halloween Cupcake, from tools you will need to dual purpose candies: skeletons, monsters and more!
This post is fast becoming a tradition here on my blog. Every year I scour the internet for ideas and then decorate some Halloween themed cupcakes. My first post, Ideas for Halloween Cupcakes Using Candies, is one of my most visited posts so check it out, too.
Remember, I’m not a dessert blog or an expert cake decorator. I look for decorating techniques that anyone with 10 fingers can easily put together. The most involved cupcake in this post is are the skeletons featured on top, originally featured in Woman’s Day Magazine.
You use a large marshmallow for the head, decorated with edible markers (the ink, not the pen!). The spine is a lollipop stick. The ribs are yogurt covered pretzels (or white-chocolate covered pretzels). And the arms are the yogurt covered pretzels cut in half, only using the top half. Everything is connected with white frosting.
Jack Skellington cupcakes
Very simple to make with colored frosting. White cupcakes with with a tube of store-bought black icing, which I find is easier and less messy than dying frosting black.
Marshmallow Mummy Cupcakes
This marshmallow mummy cupcakes are different from these other marshmallow cupcakes I made before. First frost the cupcake with white frosting and place two M&M eyes, any color. I liked the red ones. The real trick to these mummies is to roll flat large marshmallows with a rolling pin and then cut your mummy strips with a sharp knife.
My marshmallows were a little old and turned a bit lumpy. Whoops. Use powdered sugar to keep things from getting too sticky. I kind of like the lumpy gritty effect of old marshmallows.
One-eyed monster cupcakes
First you decorate the entire cupcake with purple hair (Wilton icing tip #233 ). This technique is simple. Just place the tip at the base of the cupcake, squeeze out the frosting and lift up. It’s great for hair and grass.
Then you place a sour apple ring where you want the eye to be (green side down) and place an M&M in the center hole. Use black icing for the mouth.
Just some green frosting and black icing with pretzel rods.