Halloween cupcake ideas

Posted by Jo Shaw on

There are zombies in every shop window, pumpkins are making an appearance in supermarkets, and John Carpenter is writing a new movie. All of these can only mean one thing, that’s right; it’s almost Halloween.

With the spooky season looming, it’s time to get our scary on and baking some Halloween themed cupcakes. All cupcakes in the list below will require a standard cupcake recipe but will all have their frightening appeal.

Ghost Cupcakes

These scary little simple cupcakes are wonderfully simple to make and can be a great little cupcake for visitors this Halloween. All you need for these spooky little fellows is white icing and a black icing pen.

The first step is to roll out the fondant, so it’s no thicker than 2mm. Once you have reached the desired thickness, take a medium cookie cutter and cut out a large circle. Once cut, drape the large white fondant over your cupcake and form creases to give the appearance of a ghost.

To finish, take your black icing pen and make a spooky face on the front of the icing. 

Graveyard Cupcakes

Graveyard cupcakes are amazing, and they can go as far as your imagination can take you. For these fantastically frightening cupcakes you will need:

  • Chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Rectangular chocolate biscuits
  • Cocoa powder
  • White icing pen

While these cupcakes require a little more than the first ones, the effect you get is fantastic. First of all, you need to frost the top of the cupcakes lightly, the chocolate frosting is used for taste and as a conduit.

Next, you will want to sprinkle chocolate shavings over the top of the frosting. The shavings will make up the soil of the grave. 

The next step involves your biscuits, all you need to do here is take your icing pen and write on your gravestones, be as creative as you like here. 

When the biscuits have dried, push them into your cakes at a slight angle. To make them look a little old, brush the biscuits with cocoa powder all over. 

Web Cupcakes

Spiderweb cupcakes are not just simple; they're tasty and incredibly easy to make. The spiderweb cupcakes don’t require many ingredients to make. They only need two: white chocolate and dark chocolate.

The great thing about these cakes is, it doesn’t matter which you put on the cake first, white or dark chocolate. The effect will always be great. 

The idea is simple. Once you have covered the top of your cupcake, you need to pipe the second chocolate in outwards circles from the centre of the cupcake.

Once you have your circles, you are going to need a pin or a cocktail stick. Now all that is left to do is make a feather effect from the centre of the chocolate outwards. To get your spiderweb perfect, imagine you are dividing the web into 6 portions.

So there you have it, three spooky and straightforward cupcake ideas to get your Halloween party off to the scary start it deserves. 

If you're looking for personalised Halloween cupcake decorations, have a look at our Halloween cupcake toppers.

Halloween cupcake toppers

 


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