themed cupcakes are easy to make, fun to decorate and will
be a welcomed addition to your Halloween party or just
for a snack or dessert for the kids. You can even enlist the
kids to help out in the baking and or decorating process. It
will get them away from the TV and give them something to be
proud of when they see the finished product that they helped
You can find
Halloween themed cupcake papers in most craft stores and
mass retailers in the cake decorating or Halloween sections.
find an array of Autumn and Halloween decorating tools
such as colored sugar, "Jimmy" sprinkles, sugar
confetti and soft sugar designs in bats, skulls and
pumpkins. Some of these come in a large round container that
has four or five different items in each to make decorating
easier. Wilton makes the best ones.
Hard icing decorations in the shapes of anything from pumpkins to
bats can also be found. These are the hard sugar designs attached
to paper that you can find year round for birthday cakes and
cupcake decorations but in Halloween shapes. Halloween season
brings an abundance of Halloween themed icing decorations to
the stores. Check out most grocery stores and mass market
retailers to find piping icing, flooding icing and
decorating frosting all premade and packaged in disposable
tubes with design tips. With such a variety to choose from,
your cupcakes will be spectacular!
You can use any cake
batter for cupcakes but can also
find cake mix designed especially for Halloween by
Pillsbury. It's a orange cake mix with black and orange
sprinkles mixed in. The cooked batter comes out with these
little pieces of color melted through and give any
cake or cupcake a wonderful Halloween look! They also make
matching frosting with Halloween
sprinkles. You can use the icing decorations to top them off
or try something like sticking a Halloween Peeps on the top
of each cupcake for an extra special treat, like we did in
the picture above.
For baking, place a
Halloween cupcake paper in each hole on a cupcake or muffin
tin. Follow the baking instructions on the cake mix box
designated for cupcakes. When done, remove and cool. The
cupcake papers can only be found in a small size so
you'll have quite a few cupcakes from one batch of
each cupcake and decorate according to your own tastes. Let
the kids get in on the decorating, it will give them
something to do and they'll love the fact that they helped
make a Halloween treat to eat!
We found this
cool black tiered cupcake rack to set our Halloween cupcakes in.
It made a nice display on our Halloween treat table! It's
made by Wilton and is also available in silver. You can also
use it to hold caramel apples or treat bags for your guests.
makes a disposable cardboard treat stand similar to this one
that is decorated for Halloween. If used carefully and
cleaned if it becomes messy, you can use it over again.
tiered display rack to show off your Halloween cupcakes
makes a great centerpiece for your treat table at a party.
Center all other treats around it on the table.