Make a bleeding eyeball cupcake: Put a green, candy in the center of
a vanilla- or cream cheese-frosted cupcake and stick a chocolate chip
into the middle. Then mix some red food coloring into a small batch
of white frosting and use it to pipe wiggly lines outward from the eyeball.
Stick a chocolate chip-stuffed mini-marshmallow
onto a piece of red shoestring licorice to make a dangling eyeball
Make a long-legged spider: start with a chocolate-frosted cupcake, cover
the top with chocolate sprinkles, and add two red candies for eyes.
Insert four 3-inch pieces of black shoestring licorice on either side
of the eyes for legs.
with a ghost
To make a ghost cupcake, pipe vanilla frosting onto a cupcake in the
shape of a soft-serve ice cream swirl, about 1 1/2 inches high, and
use mini-chocolate chips for eyes.
Add an unwrapped chocolate coin to some of the
cupcakes as a mouth.
Design jack-o’-lanterns: make orange icing, then use a craft knife
to carve black licorice nibs or chocolate bars into eyes, mouths, and
f you want green stems, cut candied lime slices
or fruit roll-ups into the appropriate shape.
your own grave
Turn a chocolate-frosted cupcake into a gravesite by piping “RIP”
on an oval-shaped cookie and standing it up into one end of the cupcake.
Spread crumbled graham crackers in front of the headstone to represent
a mound of freshly dug dirt. Happy Halloween!