10 Easy Halloween Cupcakes That You Can Make Yourself

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
We're not all cupcake artists, and sometimes it's hard to find the time to decorate a beautiful cupcake for a party or holiday. So I combed the internet for some easy Halloween cupcake decoration ideas, and I've compiled them in a little round-up below!

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, without a lot of fancy tools). 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

2. Pumpkin Cupcake Cake from Kraft Recipes.  It's not as difficult as it looks, and it's such a neat idea to think you can pull it apart!

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.  Your directions are so simple to follow.  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.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 All You (which is now part of Southern Living). 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. They don't have this exact recipe on the Southern Living site anymore, but you can check out their other spider cupcakes here

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

9. Owl Cupcakes from CatchingFireflies.  I think these were originally from the Hello Cupcake series of books by Karen Tack and they are SO easy to make, just maybe a little time consuming.  Catching Fireflies has a great tutorial on them.

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.

Wondering how I got my frosting to look so nice?  I used a cupcake decorating gun.  I included some Amazon affiliate links for them below.  So easy to use, and they make your cupcakes look really professional!

The decorating gun I have is called the Fun Gun, but there are other varieties and all of them are just as good.  Check out my affiliate links below:

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