In all fairness, I know there are some incredible cupcake works of art out there (just check out THIS adorable pair) but my list is really about cupcakes you can easily make yourself. At home. In your own lil' kitchen. And I tried to give credit where credit is due, but if anyone has any issues with me printing their links or photos, please don't hesitate to let me know! Drum roll, please....
Ten Easy Halloween Cupcakes
1. Frankenstein Cupcakes from YourCupofCake. Cute little Franks, no? She gives you such a great tutorial on how to make them, too. Ya gotta love that.
|Photo from YourCupofCake.com|
|photo from KraftRecipes.com|
3. Ghost Cupcake Cones from ConfessionsOfACookbookQueen. I love that these are so easy to pick up and eat. Is it a cupcake? Is it a cone? It's whatever you want it to be! However, if I'm making these for kids, I just might not use as much frosting, 'cause that would be a BIG mess for the lil' ones, you know.
|photo from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen|
4. Monster Cupcakes from MyCakeSchool. Okay, so these are really, really cute, and maybe you're thinking, "I can't do THAT!" but sure you can! They might not look exactly like these, but if you follow her steps, chances are they'll be pretty darned close.
|photo from MyCakeSchool.com|
5. Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes from MyCakeSchool. I like you, My Cake School! You give fabulous tutorials. And your page isn't flooded with ads so it doesn't take an eon to load. What more can a momma ask for?
|photo from mycakeschool.com|
I made these for the Jersey Momma's Boy's class last year. They looked like this:
|photo from me, thejerseymomma.blogspot.com|
6. Candy Corn Cupcakes from TheCurvyCarrot. I know there are recipes out there where you can actually dye the batter the color of candy corn (see my tutorial on dying cupcakes here), but this seemed a lot easier to me, and just as cute.
|photo from The Curvy Carrot|
7. Spider Cupcakes from AllYou. I liked these spider cupcakes because they were different from all of the others that I saw, which mostly entailed using black licorice for legs. I liked that you could just stick candies on these for a cuter effect.
|photo from AllYou|
8. Scarecrow Cupcakes from BetterHomesAndGardens. I don't know if kids will really eat the cones, but it sure looks cute!
|photo from BHG.com|
|photo from CatchingFireflies|
10. Halloween Polka Dot Cupcakes from BetterHomeAndGardens. Pretty basic, and look even cooler if you make them in varying sizes!
|photo from BHG.com|
Of course, if you want to stick to what I call 'old faithful,' you can just buy yourself a box of cake mix, some cute cupcake liners and some festive sprinkles, and you've got yourself a pretty little Halloween cupcake, too.
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