Easy Halloween Cupcakes, using candy and colored frosting you can make so many different fun and creative Halloween Cupcakes!
Prep Time 10minutes
Decorating Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
Reese’s Peanut Butter Ghosts
Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
Hershey’s Chocolate Tombstones
Jolly Rancherssquare if possible
Gold and Silver Sprinkles
Other items used:
Wilton Tips: #104 petal tip#3 writing tip, Wilton #223 grass tip (and Wilton #4B Open Star Tip and a Wilton #2A Round Tip for frosting the cupcakes- optional)
Cupcakes and Frosting
Cupcakes were yellow cake but you can make whatever cupcakes you like. I have a great chocolate cake recipe (just make cupcakes with it instead), and even great chocolate and yellow doctored cake mix recipes.
Black Buttercream: I made a batch of dark chocolate buttercream then added black food coloring gel. I frosted some of the cupcakes using a Wilton #4B tip and then used the remaining frosting for adding faces to some of the cupcakes.
Orange Buttercream: I made a batch of my vanilla buttercream then added neon orange food coloring gel. I frosted some of the cupcakes using a Wilton #2A tip and then used the remaining frosting for decorating the pumpkins.
Green Buttercream: I made a half batch of my vanilla buttercream then added green food coloring gel. I used the frosting for the Frankenstein faces and for grass.
How to make Frankenstein KitKat Cupcakes:
Press Kit Kats upside down into a frosted cupcake. Using a Wilton #104 petal tip for the green buttercream cover the Kit Kat in a thin layer of frosting. Gently press on candy eyes, then with a Wilton #3 writing tip and black buttercream, add hair and scars.
How to make Reese’s Bat Cupcakes:
Press a Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup onto a frosted cupcake. Slice a Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup in half and place a half on either side of the whole one to create wings. Add a little bit of frosting to the back of the candy eyes and place on the uncut Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup.
How to make Reese’s Spider Cupcakes:
Press a Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup onto a frosted cupcake. Pull apart eight strands from a Twizzler Pull’n’Peel and add around the Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup as legs.
How to make Ghost, Pumpkin, and Tombstone Cupcakes:
Using a Wilton #3 writing tip and black or orange frosting, pipe on faces for the ghosts (using black frosting), and faces or lines for the pumpkins (using orange frosting). Allow faces to set up (sticking in the refrigerator for 5 minutes works great).
Using a Wilton Tip #223, pipe green grass onto a cupcake then add a mound of crushed Oreos on top.
Press in the Tombstone at the top of the crushed Oreo.
Stick a toothpick halfway into the bottom of the decorated Reese’s Ghosts and Pumpkins.
Then press the other half of the toothpick with the candy affixed into the cupcake.
How to make Treasure Cupcakes:
Add crushed Jolly Ranchers or gold and silver sprinkles to the center of the frosted cupcake top. I also added some crushed Oreo on some of these treasure cupcakes for a dirt effect.
Then place a few unwrapped Jolly Ranchers in a small pile (use 3-4 candies) on one side of a cupcake.
Tips and Tricks
Adding black food gel to chocolate frosting will initially turn it to dark grey. It will darken to black as it sits.
Nutrition calculation is just an estimate of a cupcake with frosting. Actually nutrition breakdown will very on type of cupcake, type of frosting (and amount) , and type of candy used to decorate.