Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spooky Cupcakes

Happy Halloween Week! Yes, yes, I know I've been MIA since the summer, but work and studying have left me too exhausted to type or bake.... However, I intend to make it up to you in honor of my favorite cupcake holiday! Halloween is such a versatile holiday for cupcakes - you can go gory and spooky or cute and cuddly, AND no matter what you decide (or have laying around in your kitchen!), you will always sweeten somebody's day by baking them!

Today's Halloween cupcakespiration focuses on spooky cupcakes. I myself have three different events that I have to bake for this year and plan to make one batch of spookily disturbing cupcakes, using the Wilton sugar skull and cross bones (right, found at Michael's or Party City) and some festive skull muffin cups (left, also purchased at Michael's). My plan (that I will post to the blog on Friday for those of you who would like to get inspired for Halloween!) is to make yellow cake with green dye dripped down the center and acid-green-colored icing for the top. Will this detour tasters from eating them?! I hope not - but if it does, more for me!! MUHAHA!

Here are some more spooky designs I found from other sites that might give you more good ideas!

Eek! Spiders!! Some black licorice, chocolate sprinkles
and red M&Ms or red hots make these spooky treats easy!

For those skilled with an icing tip and black dye,
these really make a spooky statement!

Ok, so this is arguably adorable - but with some tick-tacks,
marshmellow, and white icing, this can be done.

Christmas come early?! So cute and so easy AND all done with icing!
Or get your Oreo on for the eyes!!

Thing to be wary of... making an eyeball cupcake - I find that seeing it in person is just weird looking. It looks like you tried to make a spider but failed (or maybe that's just my cupcakes! haha). Anyway, these are super cute options to spookify your baked goods!


  1. I love Halloween cupcakes! I made really cute spider cupcakes last year that had over-sized eyes made out of marshmallows and m&m's they were so cute. I may have to look for some of those skull and cross bones for this year! Happy baking!


  2. It’s Spook-tacular to see your ghoulish cupcake collection. You’ve frightened me into having the girls at our 4Kids house decorate diabolical cupcakes with me tomorrow night. I will share our haunting pictures with you when the dead rise. Have a “horrifying” week. (Did I stay in character?? XXOO Scary Sherry-FL)