Posts Tagged ‘Halloween cupcakes’

Long legged spider cupcakes

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Long legged spider cupcake

Long legged spider cupcake

Long strands of stiff licorice give this Halloween spider a spooky reach. Use chocolate frosting, sprinkles and M&M eyes to make him even tastier.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; chocolate sprinkles; black (or dark brown) M&Ms; black licorice (strand style); knife or kitchen shears.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies. Place two black M&Ms, letter side down, for eyes. Cut licorice into eight equal strands and insert into cupcake for legs.

Hershey Kiss spiderweb cupcakes

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Hershey's Kiss spider web cupcake

Hershey's Kiss spider web cupcake

This quick and easy spiderweb cupcake is a great Halloween project for kids — if you can keep them from biting the tips off the Hershey’s Kisses. (OK, I was tempted, too.)

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; orange frosting; Hershey’s Kiss; black string licorice; toothpick; scissors; pastry bag and round tip or just use a plastic bag with a corner cut off.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake with chocolate frosting. “Pipe” three concentric circles of orange frosting as shown. Drag toothpick from middle to edge of cupcake, forming a web shape. Do this all the way around the cupcake, 7 or 8 times, but wipe toothpick clean in between each motion. Place Hershey’s Kiss upside down on cupcake (you might want to cut off the end so it will lie flatter). Use scissors or knife to carefully cut off spider “legs” about 1/2 inch long and place four on each side of Hershey’s Kiss.

Candy Jack-o-lantern cupcakes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

jack-o-lantern cupcake

Jack-o-lantern cupcake

An orange-colored Mentos candy colored with food-safe pen makes the perfect Jack o’ lantern cupcake for Halloween. Try “carving” different face designs and make a whole pumpkin patch!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate frosting; Halloween (or any) sprinkles; 1 orange Mentos candy from the Fruit roll; food-safe black pen; bit of green fruit roll or string.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Use food-safe pen to draw face on Mentos for Jack-o-lantern. Attach bit of green fruit roll with dab of icing. Place on cupcake. Add sprinkles.

Mentos pumpkin patch cupcakes

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Pumpkin patch cupcake

Pumpkin patch cupcake

A few weeks ago, Mentos asked to post my pig cupcake on its Facebook page. Of course, I was happy to share, and yesterday I came home to a FedEx envelope full of rolls of fruit and peppermint Mentos! Those got the creative juices flowing and thus this post begins a series of cupcakes featuring Mentos candies.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; chocolate or green-tinted frosting; 4 or 5 orange Mentos candies; green fruit leather or string; scissors or knife.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake with chocolate for “dirt” or green for “grass.” Cut 4 or 5 quarter-inch lengths of fruity string. Use tiny dabs of icing to adhere to tops of Mentos for pumpkin stalks. Arrange on top of cupcake. Fill in with curls of fruit string for vines.

Scarecrow cupcakes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Scarecrow cupcake

Scarecrow cupcake

Shredded Wheat is the straw on these fun scarecrow cupcakes that are made using only candies and cereal — no fancy piping or icing in tubes!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; yellow frosting; chocolate (or black) Twizzler; shredded wheat (I used spoon-size); 2 black or brown M&Ms; orange chocolate covered sunflower seed (or substitute mini M&M turned sideways); black shoelace licorice; scissors or knife.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Break apart shredded wheat and sprinkle or place at top and bottom for straw. Cut Twizzler into one length almost as wide as the cupcake and another length slightly shorter. Assemble as shown for hat. Place candy eyes, nose and mouth.

Dracula cupcakes

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Dracula cupcake

Dracula cupcake

These Dracula cupcakes feature Tic Tacs for fangs! Use black icing in a tube so you don’t have to worry about tinting. Happy Halloween!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting tinted green; 2 red hots; red writing icing; black tubed icing and star tip; 2 Tic Tacs.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake green. Using black tubed icing, pipe pointy-topped stars (don’t stop squeezing as you pull away) with a row in the back, then three stars, then one, to form a widow’s peak. Add red hot eyes. Pipe red smile. Add Tic Tac teeth.

Vampire bitten cupcakes

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Vampire bite cupcake

Vampire bite cupcake

The vampire bitten cupcake is not my original idea, but I wanted to try my hand at this easy-to-make Halloween cupcake that would also be appropriate for a Twilight party or other vampire-themed event. The vampire pierced it with its sharp teeth, and blood is oozing out! Appetizing.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; toothpick; red gel writing icing.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Use toothpicks to poke two holes about half the size of a pencil eraser, approximately 3/4″ apart. Squeeze some red gel icing into and oozing out of the holes for gory blood.