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Spook-tacular Halloween Cupcakes

Spook-tacular Halloween Cupcakes
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Hello there!
It’s October now, in case you weren’t aware. 
And when October hits I just can’t help but bake something cute.
The season just calls for it!
I have been seeing all kinds of “cute” Halloween baking ideas on 
Pinterest lately. Do you know about Pinterest?
It’s a lot of fun, I’ll tell you that.
Pinterest works as a virtual pin board where you can keep track of all the fun, creative, inspirational and great ideas you come across online. Not only is it a way to keep track of the ideas, but a way to share wonderful ideas as well. You can follow friends pins, strangers pins, or search for pins by topic that might interest you.
If you are a blog hopper, recipe searcher, idea seeker….Pinterest is going to make your online looking a lot easier (and fun!)
Anyhow…today’s post isn’t necessarily a recipe, but rather a few ideas for decorating fun little spooky cute Halloween Cupcakes. 
Because it’s October, as I mentioned. 
And cute little spooky creatures are beckoning you, 
at this very moment. 


Spooky Halloween Cupcakes
Time: 90 minutes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

1 box devils food cake mix + ingredients to make it
Orange and Black Cupcake Liners
Americolor Black Food Coloring (found at Hobby Lobby)
Americolor Orange Food Coloring (again at Hobby Lobby)
Keebler Fudge Striped Cookies
Hershey Kisses
Decoarting Bags, couplers and these tips. #5, #103, #199 
  
1. Bake your cupcakes as directed on the box. Let them cool completely. 
2. Whip up a double batch of Buttercream frosting. Divide the frosting into three bowls. Color one bowl black, one orange…and leave one white. Spoon the frosting into decorating bags, and then have some fun!
MUMMY
Using a #5 tip with white frosting, give your mummy some eyes. 
Fill in the center of the eyes with black frosting. 
Use the #103 tip and wrap your mummy up…
like this…
and this…
Then, using a #5 tip with orange frosting pipe a little bit of color over the white wrapping. 
Even mummy’s like a little bit of color, you know. 
It brings out their true Halloweenish nature, don’t you think?
SPIDER WEB
Frost the top of your cupcake with a regular butter knife and orange frosting. 
Using black frosting and a #5 tip draw lines across the cupcake to form an asterisk. Connect the lines with a swoopie web line. 
Add a little spider in the corner….be careful not to let him crawl off and bite your children. 
It is Halloween after all…..scary things can happen. 
WITCHY-POO
Take some fudge striped cookies….
pipe a bit of orange frosting using a #199 star tip into the center and back of the cookie. 
Press a hershey kiss into the frosting and vwalla!
A witch hat is born. 
Using the same #199 star tip give your witch a little hair do on top of the cupcakes. 
Press your hershey kiss hat onto the hairdo frosting. 
Then pipe more orange frosting down the sides of the cupcake and cupcake liner, giving her a full hair do…
Add some eyes using a little black and white frosting and the #5 tip
and your are all set.
At this point in time, I’m wishing I had a picture of the back of this witch…so you could see her lovely hair do.
I know you have really been wishing you could see pretty witch hair today, haven’t you? Right up there on your wish list with MakeAMillionBucks, isn’t it?

When I was taking pictures for this tutorial there were three children gawking at me with wide eyes 
saying repeatedly…
“Now is it my turn.
Now can I do it. 
Now can I frost a witch?”
at least 10 million times. 
And so….a front shot is all I can find for you. 
Blast it. 
Don’t wish any tricks on me or anything, okay?

Have fun!
Happy October!
 
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8 Comments

  1. 1
    October 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Adorable!! I love the witch one!

  2. 2
    October 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    The cupcakes are so cute! I love Pinterest. I made owl cupcakes recently and I got the idea from Pinterest.

  3. 3
    October 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    VERY Cute!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. 4
    October 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I love these cupcakes! Such cute ideas!

  5. 5
    October 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Love these, going to try and make for a party this weekend.

  6. 6
    October 22, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Very cute! :)

  7. 7
    Tricia
    September 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    These are so cute. Will be making these with my grandchildren. Thanks for the decorating ideas.

    • 8
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