Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Creative Halloween Cupcakes That Will Have Your Kids Thinking You’re Super Mom

I don’t know about you, but in our house, October is a pretty busy month. There’s my triplet nephews’ birthday party, fall festivals galore, pumpkin patches, and all the regular stuff like field trips, after school activities, soccer games, PTA stuff, and oh yea Halloween!

I wish I had the time or energy to make little  masterpieces like this

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes

or this

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes

But let’s face it , it’s not going to happen.

So here’s a collection of EASY cupcakes that anyone can do quickly and inexpensively.

1. I think these cool ninja cupcakes from Spirit of Halloween are going to appear at my nephews birthday party.   Just use some black sprinkles and M&Ms. 

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


2. Here’s some pretty M&M polka dot ones from
Midwest Living.

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


3.
Pumpkin Cupcakes look easy enough with a pretzel stick for a stem. Tip: If I was doing this, I’d drag a toothpick or knife  in the icing to make the lines in the pumpkin (like the two in the back).

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


4. A cupcake liner and cupcake picks turn
this simple cupcake into a festive one.  These cupcake accessories are all over nowadays – check Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Walmart.

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


5.  For these “Googly Eye Monster”
cupcakes, just sprinkle colored sugar on a cupcake then place a marshmallow on top and use an edible pen to draw on eyes.   Or better yet - place chocolate chips or M&Ms in the marshmallow for colorful eyes and skip the pen.

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


6. 
Owl Cupcakes with Oreo cookie eyes and M&Ms for the nose and pupils.  My kids and I have made these before and they are super fun to make!  And eat!

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


7.   You know those spider rings you can get on just about any Halloween aisle at any store right now?  Why not use one as a cupcake topper similar to
this?

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


8. I couldn’t find this actually ON a cupcake, so you just have to imagine it on one.  Make a “
Witches Broom” (miniature Peanut Butter cup with a pretzel stick) and place it on a cupcake and you’re good to go!  My tip: use a white or orange  colored frosting so the broom will stand out.

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


9.  This
Witch Hat cupcake uses a chocolate kiss, a chocolate cookie and red icing. I give you permission to skip the bow if you’re not into coloring or piping icing. Or maybe use a thin red licorice piece. My tip: use a smidgen of icing to hold the kiss and cookie together.

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


10.  Here’s a
triple layered option that includes a cupcake, a peanut butter cup, and a candy corn.  Three levels of yumminess! Don’t forget to use colorful cupcake liners for more color!

Easy and Creative Halloween Cupcakes


There you have it.  Easy cupcakes for mom; fun and festive Halloween cupcakes for kids.  Sounds like a win-win to me.

Thanks for visiting!

2 comments:

  1. What fun ideas! I need to file this away for the upcoming school parties!

    Thanks so much for inspiring me today!
    karianne

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  2. What great ideas. When I saw the first two examples I thought "that isn't ever going to happen." But the rest of them seem very do-a-ble. Thanks for compiling them.

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