Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas
It's easy to assemble these wickedly cool desserts.
Frost a cupcake with chocolate icing. To form the "legs," dip halved pretzel sticks into melted chocolate, shaking off the excess. On a parchment-lined surface, place the dipped halves together in "L" shapes and freeze until solid. Stick four "legs" into two opposing sides of the cupcake just above the paper rim.
2. Wicked Witch
Frost a cupcake with white icing. Create a "roof" using two graham cracker quarters. Using more icing as glue, attach black jelly bean "shoes" to mini candy cane pieces; let dry. Position two "legs" at the base of the cupcake. Add a teaspoon of "blood" (combine currant jelly with red food coloring and enough water to make it appear coagulated) beside the legs.
3. Vampire Bites
Frost a cupcake with white icing. Poke two holes in the frosting, about 1 inch apart. Using a toothpick, fill the holes with "blood", then drag additional "blood" from each hole to the edge of the cupcake.
4. Mummy Dearest
Frost a cupcake with chocolate icing. Using a pastry bag with a flat nozzle, crisscross white icing "bandages" onto the frosting, leaving room for eyes. To make the eyes, pipe on two dots of pink icing and, using a toothpick, top each with a drop of dark food coloring.
Frost a cupcake with white icing tinted with green food coloring. Using a toothpick, draw "scars" across the icing and fill these scars with "blood". Form "stitches" using sliced black licorice laces. Poke a hole on either side of the cupcake and insert pieces of a Tootsie Roll.
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