Halloween Cupcake Trio

Turn purchased or cake-mix cupcakes into fantastic and delicious Halloween fare in just a few easy steps.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
container (16 oz) vanilla frosting
1/4
teaspoon orange concentrated paste food color
24
unfrosted cupcakes (purchased or baked from a mix)

Spider Webs

1
tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
8
clean plastic spider finger rings

Eyeballs

2
tablespoons vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
8
candy-coated chocolate pieces
1
tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
1
tube (0.68 oz) red decorating gel (not food color)

Graves

1
tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
8
oval creme-filled peanut butter sandwich cookies
1/4
cup chocolate cookie crumbs
8
candy pumpkins
  • 1 Place 3 tablespoons of the frosting in small bowl; set aside. Stir orange food color into remaining frosting in container until well blended and no streaks remain. Frost cupcakes.
  • 2 To make Spider Web Cupcakes, use black decorating gel to draw spiral covering on top of each frosted cupcake. Drag toothpick through spiral from center out, creating a web. Press 1 spider ring onto each "web."
  • 3 To make Eyeball Cupcakes, drop 1/2 teaspoon vanilla frosting from small bowl onto each frosted cupcake. Lightly press 1 candy-coated chocolate piece in center of each. Use black decorating gel for pupil and red decorating gel to draw red squiggly veins radiating around edge of white frosting.
  • 4 To make Grave Cupcakes, write "epitaphs" on one end of each cookie using black decorating gel. Press cookies into cupcakes to form "gravestones." Sprinkle cookie crumbs around each "gravestone"; add candy pumpkin to one side.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Spider Web Cupcake
    Calories
    175
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    105mg
    105%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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