Archive for September, 2009

Halloween cat cupcakes

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Halloween cat cupcake

Halloween cat cupcake

These cat cupcakes are ready for Halloween with their angled candy corn eyes!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; black string licorice; 2 pieces candy corn; 2 Junior Mints; 1 red hot (cinnamon imperial).

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Cut off 1/3 of each Junior Mint and stick near top of cupcake for kitty ears. Add red hot nose and candy corn eyes. Cut four lengths of string licorice for whiskers.

Vampire cupcakes

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Vampire cupcake

Vampire cupcake

These vampire cupcakes are an easy way to put some “bite” in your Halloween festivities. (sorry!!)

What You Need: 1 cupcake; icing tinted green; black string licorice; white icing in pastry bag or tube with round tip; purple writing icing; 2 brown mini M&Ms.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Add M&M eyes and curve length of licorice of mouth. Use pastry bag or tube to pipe triangle-shaped teeth. With purple writing icing, draw hairline shape for widow’s peak like Dracula.

Pumpkin cupcakes

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Pumpkin cupcake

Pumpkin cupcake

Make this pretty pumpkin cupcakes for Halloween or any fall festivity using only fruit gel candies and green writing icing.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white or off-white frosting; 1 orange gel candy; green gel or writing icing in tube.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Place orange gel candy on it. Use writing icing to draw pumpkin stem and vine. That’s it!

Werewolf cupcakes with yellow eyes

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Creepy werewolf cupcake

Creepy werewolf cupcake

The yellow eyes and menacing teeth are the finishing touches on this creepy and cute furry werewolf cupcake.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; chocolate sprinkles; 2 Lemonhead candies; 3 black jellybeans; 5 white Tic Tacs; black food-safe marker.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles (they stick best if you do it right away). Use food-safe marker to draw on yellow eyeballs. Add jellybean nose and ears. Finish with white Tic Tac teeth!

Skeleton cupcakes

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Skeleton cupcake

Skeleton cupcake

For Halloween or Day of the Dead celebrations, use white icing and mini marshmallows to create this simple skeletons. Vary their arm and leg positions so they can dance!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; white frosting; pastry bag, coupler and small metal tip such as #2 (or, just use tubed icing); edible food markers.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake with chocolate. Let set for a few minutes. Use pastry bag to pipe skeleton legs, arms, body and ribs. Use black food marker to make eyes on a mini marshmallow. Place on top of skeleton body.

Hoot owl cupcakes

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Hoot owl cupcake

Hoot owl cupcake

This big-eyed owl cupcakes are a hoot (sorry!) on Halloween or anytime.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; 2 white fruit gels; 2 brown or black M&Ms; 1 banana candy (such as Runts).

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange gels side-by-side. Use dab of icing to attach one M&M to each gel. Stick banana nose in center.

Football and flag cupcakes

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Football flag cupcake

Football flag cupcake

In honor of the start of the college and NFL football seasons, make these cupcakes using foil-wrapped chocolate footballs and paper flag picks. Or, serve them at your Super Bowl party!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; green frosting; red, white, and blue star sprinkles; paper flag; foil-wrapped chocolate football.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Insert flag pick and rest football next to it. Sprinkle a few stars.