We all love cupcakes, don’t we? There is something about these tiny (and sometimes not-so-tiny) goodies that delight young and old alike. They’re handy. They’re yummy. They’re comforting. They can even be sinfully scrumptious!
With Halloween coming up, one of the things that you can do is to make cupcakes that go with the season. Sure, Halloween is all about candies and jack-o’-lanterns, but what better way to augment the spooky festivities than with several batches of specially designed cupcakes? With a little spooky dust and creativity, your Halloween party will be the talk of the town.
I spent some time scouring Recipe Finder for the coolest Halloween cupcakes I could find, and to be honest, I found quite a lot! I can’t write about all of them in one post, so I have chosen the best Halloween cupcakes which you can make.
Let’s start with something simple and easy. What do little boys like that make little girls squeal and squirm in discomfort? Worms, of course!
The best thing about this cupcake recipe is that you simply need the following:
- 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil’s food cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
- 1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
- Candy rocks, if desired
- 24 gummy worms
Make these Creepy Crawler Cupcakes, and watch the kids have so much fun trying to gross each other out.
Aside from worms, what other creatures gives people the chills? Spiders! Sure, they might just turn you into a superhero, but what are the chances of that happening? More often than not, spiders are simply unwelcome.
Here’s another cupcake recipe that is guaranteed to be a hit on Halloween. You may have the irresistible urge to squish spiders when you see them inside the house, but the only thing that your Halloween guests will want to do with these spiders is to get a taste of them. These Spider Cupcakes are also easy to make, requiring only packaged chocolate cake mix!
What is Halloween without an owl or two hooting away into the night? The sudden haunting noise shattering the stillness of the night is never absent from a nice scary story, but owls can be cute as well. However way you see owls, they are perfect for Halloween cupcakes. This recipe for Hooting Halloween Owl Cupcakes will make your guests hoot in delight. You can be sure of that.
Scaredy cat is a label that no one wants to be stuck with, but you can be sure that there will be a scaredy cat or two on Halloween. I have the perfect solution to name-calling: Scaredy Cat Cupcakes! With the kids busy admiring the cupcakes and getting their hands on the treats, you can be sure that name-calling will be kept to a minimum.
The recipe has interesting ingredients, including noodles and tortilla chips!
I might be wrong, but I think the most used costume during Halloween is the witch costume, and quite understandbly so. I cannot imagine a Halloween celebration without one witch!
And when we talk about witches, I always think of the musical Wicked, hence these Wicked Cupcakes. Aren’t they gorgeous? They’re a little more difficult to make, but they are so worth the effort!
Casper the Friendly Ghost is another staple for Halloween (not to mention ghosts of all sorts). Give your kids the power to conquer their fear of ghosts by making these Friendly Ghost Cupcakes. They are so cute that no one will ever be afraid of ghosts anymore. Especially when they can easily bite one in half!
With the zombie hype, having something zombie-related for Halloween is a no-fail idea. “Actual” zombies might be too gross for cupcakes, though, so here is a great alternative – Undead Gingerbread Cupcakes. However, don’t be surprised if green creatures suddenly come out of the graves!
Don’t those cupcakes recipes just make you all excited about Halloween? Those are just the tip of the iceberg. Discover more ways to spice up your Halloween with spooky cupcakes.