6 Spooktacular Halloween Cupcake Ideas for Kids

One of the best parts about Halloween is whipping up some fiendishly fun treats , especially for the little ghouls in your life. Whether you're throwing a spooky party or baking for a Halloween school celebration, these kid-friendly cupcakes are a go-to. They're fun, not overly scary and easy enough for your mini monsters to help make.

1. Go Batty

Here's the thing: bats can be oh-so-cute, especially when made in pink fondant. These toppers are easy enough for your kiddo to help shape, though you may want to lend a helping hand when it comes to the cape and face.

Who says bats have to be scary? Case in point: these lovable buddies, coming soon to a cupcake near you.

2. Gimme Some Brains

All you need is buttercream and a plain round piping tip to create these brain cupcakes. Older kids can pipe them totally on their own!

Gimme some brains! For those who love the gorier side of Halloween (or are just really into The Return of the Living Dead), you can make cupcakes that any zombie would love to munch on. And it's all done with simple piping!

3. Do the Monster Mash

Whether you choose to pipe peaks with a star tip or simplify your cupcakes by spreading buttercream with an offset spatula , kids will have so much fun decorating with candy eyes.

These vibrant cupcakes are just right for the little monsters at your Halloween party. You can use whatever color buttercream you like or, if you're feeling extra festive, go with rainbow!

4. Witch Out Your Cupcakes

While these cupcake toppers might be a little too intricate for your child to make (there's quite a bit of fondant detail involved), they're perfect for any school Halloween party.

Witch, please! Have you ever seen a cooler cupcake topper? You might love fondant or hate it, but there's no denying it's the best for fancy decorations. And Halloween might just be prime time to bust it out. Gather your tools and prepare to get down with some serious hocus-pocus. Broomstick optional.

5. Make It a Graveyard Bash

These headstones might look difficult to make, but they're actually simple enough for any kid to help create. Just marble the gum paste, roll it out and use a cookie cutter to shape it. Easy peasy!

This cupcake's a dream for chocolate fiends. (Or should we say nightmare because, hello, Halloween? !) Make custom headstones and arrange them into your own deliciously spooky cemetery.

6. Give It a Glow

In broad daylight, this cupcake may look a bit boring. But once you have it under black lights, you'll get a jaw-dropping dessert that glows. Kids will love dipping their frosted cupcakes into the magical solution that makes their buttercream transform before their eyes.

In broad daylight, this cupcake may look a bit boring. But once you have it under black lights, you'll get a jaw-dropping dessert that positively glows!

October 28, 2014
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