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Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of the year, and it’s the perfect time of the year for Halloween cupcakes!
I love the decorations, the candy, the costumes. It’s never too early to get ideas for how to make Halloween a little fun this year.
They are little graveyard cupcakes. It was so easy to make them, and the kids loved them. (And perfect for any Halloween party ideas you might need)
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All of our Halloween recipes are simple recipes to make, but they’ll look like you spent days making them up!
We just took these Halloween cupcakes to a Samhain party with our Druid friends and they were such a hit! Nobody knew that I cheated using pre-made frosting and boxed cake mix. (shhhh that’s our little secret!)
What You Need to Make Halloween Cupcakes
Before you get started, here are all the supplies that you need to make these fun Halloween Cupcakes.
If you don’t want to worry about using the marshmallows for the gravestones, you can always buy one of these Halloween grave decorating kits that comes with gravestones. The are awesomely cute, plus it saves you a step!
To make these cute graveyard cupcakes you are also going to need these supplies:
- White or Yellow Cake Mix (Here’s a great gluten free yellow cake mix too)
- Vanilla Frosting
- Green Food Coloring
- Oreo Cookies
- Halloween Cupcake Papers
- Ziploc Bags
- Pastry Brush
- Meat Tenderizer
Tips to Make These Scary Halloween Cupcakes
Before we get to how to make these cupcakes, I want to give you a few tips. All in one easy to read place so if your ADD squirrel gets distracted you can come back here and find them here.
Tip 1: If you are using the marshmallows for grave stones, make sure to put a toothpick through the bottom so they’ll stay in the cupcake better. (Just make sure to warn your guests so they don’t get a bad surprise)
Tip 2: Ice the area for the graveyards FIRST. Trust me on this one. I’ve iced the whole thing first, and then tried to make the grave and it was a HOT mess.
Tips 3: After you cut the marshmallows in half, Use a ton of books to flatten them out as much as possible. It’s fun to get some frustration out putting your body weight on those suckers.
Tip 4: Use a meat tenderizer and a ziploc bag to smash those Oreos to bits! The finer you smash the Oreos the more it will look like freshly turned graveyard dirt!
Tip 5: Use a pastry brush to brush the excess cookie crumbs from the cupcake before you ice the rest of the cupcakes.
How to Make Halloween Cupcakes
Now that you have the tips! Let’s get to the instructions!
Step 1: Grab your favorite boxed cake mix, and make it per the instructions on the box for cupcakes
Step 2: Grab white icing, and add green food coloring to it. Have fun with the color. These are YOUR cupcakes after all.
Place the icing in a piping bag with a small tip. Make sure to twist bag closed and set aside.
Step 3: While the cupcakes are cooling, open a bag of Oreos. Use a spoon to part the two sides. Put the side with no cream in a Ziploc bag, and put the others aside for snacking.
Step 4: Use the meat tenderizer to pummel the Oreo cookies to tiny bits!
Step 5: After your cupcakes have cooled completely, take your icing and ice rectangular grave shapes onto the cupcakes.
Before the icing dries, sprinkle this area with the crushed oreos. Don’t worry about getting them everywhere. Tip number 6 has you covered!
Step 6: Ice the rest of the cupcakes.
Step 7: Write RIP (or some other ghoulishly fun writing) on your tombstone with your edible markers. Here are some other fun saying ideas:
- Ima Rotten
- Barry M. Deep
- Pearl E. Gates
- Izzy Dead
- Al B. Back
- Hugh Jass
- B. Yotch
- Peek A. Boo
Step 8: Add your candy axes, candy skeleton bones, or whatever cute Halloween cupcake decorations you can find! We loved using the candy axes and candy skeleton bones. Here are some other cute decorations you could use too:
- Witches Legs Toppers
- Zombie Cupcake Toppers
- Bats and Skeletons Cupcake Toppers
- Monster Hand Cupcake Toppers
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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s probably because ever since I was little we loved all the free chocolate, fun costumes, and of course fun Halloween decorations.
Though we don’t decorate too much for Halloween right now, things like fun Halloween cupcakes and Halloween crafts let us find fun and quirky ways to celebrate a fun time of the year.