Halloween is such a mischievous and exciting time for both kids and adults! It's such a great season for whipping up some fiendishly fun treats. If you're getting into the spirit and throwing a fantastic Halloween spook-tacular than, read on for our Halloween cupcake ideas — perfect for kids (and big kids too).
Here's our top five spook-tacular Halloween cupcake ideas for kids!
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Anything zombie related is a sure fire hit with both kids and adults at Halloween (and any other time of the year too). Why not decorate cupcakes with fondant zombie fingers with eerie green skin? A super cool idea would be to cover cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and chocolate cookie crumbs as "soil."
Splattering and dripping subtle cakes and cupcakes with tasty edible blood creates a gruesome yet entertaining look during the Halloween season. We whipped up bright red velvet cupcakes, swirled them with white buttercream, made edible sugar glass to stab into them and poured raspberry-flavored "blood" atop each one for a truly gruesome look!
For younger kids why not create vibrant monster themed cupcakes complete with odd eyeballs, tentacles and goofy teeth! Why not even make fondant or candy facial features in advance and throw a monster cupcake decorating party?
Creating cartoon-like specters out of pristine white buttercream, meringue swirls or even fondant accents to sit atop frightening cupcakes is a quick and fun idea for Halloween parties. An easy method is to pipe your cupcakes with buttercream, stick a lollipop into each cupcake and drape a large white fondant circle over each before painting or drawing in some ghostly features!
Spellbinding witches are always a popular motif and costume at this frightening time of year so why not dress up your cupcakes with fun fondant witch-inspired items from broomsticks to witch hats! Decorate a full batch with lime green balls as poisonous "bubbles," black cats, cauldrons and tiny modeling chocolate spellbooks for a collection that will bewitch everyone at your party!
With so many amazingly fun themes and ideas to try this Halloween, we're sure you just can't wait to begin! If you're hoping to create some show-stopping cupcakes fit for the party season, enroll in Jennifer Shea's The Perfect Cupcake class now and discover the secret to moist and flavorful cupcakes, every time!