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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.

Candy corn skull

Friday, October 31st, 2008
Candy corn skull

Candy corn skull

Candy corn really does look like teeth, especially the “autumn” kind with the brown ends.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white or off-white frosting; black gel or writing icing in tube; 5 candy corns (brown end or regular); 2 black or brown M&Ms.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Use black writing icing to draw a skull shape (fat top and thinner bottom) on cupcake. Add 2 black M&Ms for eyes. Break fat ends off of candy corns and arrange on cupcake with three “teeth” on top and two on bottom for mouth.

Skull cupcakes

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
Skull cupcake

Skull cupcake

Nothing says “Halloween” and “appetizing” like the dried-up skull of the undead. But seriously, folks: With just frosting and black icing you can make your own skeleton or skull cupcakes.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white or off-white (cream cheese) frosting; black gel or writing icing in a tube.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Try to smooth the frosting down so you have a nice, flat base on which to draw your evil skull face. (You may note that I did not, thus my skull is sloppy.) Use gel or writing icing to draw blobby eyes, 2 dots for a creepy nose and a line with little lines crossing over it for a mouth.

Skull cupcakes for Halloween

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Bone up for Halloween with these scary skull cupcakes. They’re quick, easy and you can use what you have on hand: Jellybeans, Tic Tacs or similar white candies would work for the “mouth.”
skull cupcake
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); white or off-white (such as buttercream) frosting, from a can or homemade; small amount black icing and bag/writing tip set or purchased writing icing or gel; two brown M&Ms, four white jellybeans.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake with white frosting. Add M&M eyes. “Draw” two thin lines for nostrils. Add four jellybeans to bottom edge. A whole bunch of these skull cupcakes makes for an eerie effect.