Everyone loves cupcakes, especially for a fun holiday like Halloween. But often times, we just don’t have the time to spend decorating them. These Ghosts and Jack-o-Lantern Cupcakes are a perfect treat for a Halloween Party, Classroom Treat or even for a special dinner at home.

Halloween Cupcake Supplies:

  • White frosting
  • Frosting colored Orange
  • Black gum drops
  • Green gum drops
  • Giant Round Decorator Tip to use for cutter
  • Decorator bag fitted with Giant Round Tip for ghost
  • Ghost eyes – Mini M&M’s

Jack O’ Lanterns:

  1. Face – roll out black gum drops using a little sugar to help it from sticking. Use the small end of thegiant round tip {or other large round tip} to cut the eyes and mouth.
  2. Eyes – using the tip, cut out a small moon shape
  3. Mouth – cut the circles in half
  4. Nose – cut a triangle
  5. Stem – roll out green gum drops, using a small knife cut out a small piece for the stem
  6. Frost cupcake with orange frosting, smooth with an offset spatula run under hot water
  7. Add face and stem


  1. Frost cupcake with orange frosting {you can also add a little copper color to make it a pumpkin color}
  2. Fit a decorator bag with a giant round tip and fill with white frosting
  3. Pipe on ghost, working in a circular motion, and creating a tip at the top
  4. Add mini M&M’s for eyes

Liz from Hoosier Homemade has over 200 cupcake recipes and decorating ideas. These Halloween Cupcakes, along with 11 other cute and easy ideas are from her book, Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness.

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