If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get going on this weekend’s Halloween planning, than we’ve got the Halloween cupcake fun you’ve been looking for! Cupcakes are great to either serve and decorate yourself or provide the decorations and let your guests go to town on their own. Which ever route you decide to go, here are some fantastic looking Halloween cupcakes to get the creative juices flowing! And a few recipes even. It can’t all be about decoration after all!
The Food Channel’s Spiced Pumpkin cupcakes. Recipe included!
All Recipe’s Cupcake Graveyard. Not where recipes go to die…
Top Party Ideas’ Giant Spider Cupcakes
Wisdom of the Moon has a great gallery!
Not Martha made some great looking, yet simple designs using a candy mold!
The Canadian Press has a recipe for bloody eyeballs
And if you have Not Martha, you have to have Martha’s easy witch cupcakes!
Most Halloween cupcake recipes are pretty standard in terms of the actual cake part. If you plan on being elaborate with your decorating, save yourself some time and create the cakes from a regular cake mix box as directed. Cupcakes from scratch are definitely tastier on average, but can be just a little more time consuming to make, along with the added possible causualties, like forgetting to put in the sugar.
The key is in the decorations! Be creative and raid your grocery store’s bulk candy aisle or find a dollar store with their 2/$1.00 candy bags. Buy regular vanilla frosting and tint with food color and save on colored sanding and sparkling sugars by buying them in bulk at bakery and specialty stores.
And if all else, just lay out all the decorations and let guests make their own!