Mind-blowing Ideas for Halloween Cupcakes

CelebrationJoy Staff Oct 23, 2018
Creating spooky, yet delicious Halloween cupcakes is no joke. That's why we have come up with some excellent ideas that you can use. Let's see how you can easily create masterpieces with each batch ...

Spooktacular Cupcakes!

Always have a color theme for your cupcakes. Orange, black, and purple are the most common colors to opt for.
It's that time of the year again - as October 31 draws nearer, kids plan their costumes and trick-or-treating youngsters come knocking at the door. This year, take some time out to up the spook factor with some fabulous Halloween cupcake ideas that will have your friends and family begging for more.
Unleash the darkness with everything from fang-toothed ghouls, to creepy eyeballs, armed with a piping bag and your imagination. Whether you're a baking expert or a beginner, these recipes may help you come up with some unique additions to your repertoire.

Cupcake Design Ideas

Keep the kids occupied by giving them some cupcakes to decorate. Store-bought candy and fun food colors added to frosting should give them enough ideas to stay occupied for at least a little while. Use picture templates in your search for some ideas, look on the Internet for guidance, or leave them to create their own versions of ghouls and goblins.  

Spider Cupcakes

Tidy Spider Cupcakes

Black Cat Cupcakes

Witch & Pumpkin Cupcakes

Spider Web Cupcakes

Tiny Pumpkin Cupcakes

Skeleton Cupcakes

Green String Cupcakes

Zombie Cupcakes

Witch Hat Cupcake

Yummy Cupcake Recipes

Once you make a few batches of cupcakes, all you have to do is get down to the icing. The recipes that follow, make for 24 cupcakes, so increase or decrease the amounts proportionately as you see fit. Bake in batches to manage your time effectively, and remember to cool the cupcakes well before you settle down with your Halloween cupcake designs.
If you're pressed for time, pick up packaged cake mixes or frosting, but if you're for all things homemade, the following is great cupcake recipe, with a couple of suggestions on frosting to get you started with your baking.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

For Icing
  • Cream cheese - 8 oz.
  • Unsalted butter - 4 tbsp.
  • Milk - 1 tbsp.
  • Milk chocolate chips - 1 tsp.
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp.
  • Confectioners' sugar - ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • Eggs - 2
  • All-purpose flour - 2½ cups
  • Brown sugar - 2 cups
  • Milk - 1½ cups
  • Butter - ½ cup
  • Peanut butter - 1 cup
  • Baking soda - 1½ tsp.
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp.
  • Salt - a pinch
Method
♦ Preheat the oven at 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour cupcake pans, or line with cupcake liners. Sift the dry ingredients together and keep aside.
♦ In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar till it's light and fluffy.
♦ Add peanut butter and cream to the bowl until it combines completely.
♦ Add the eggs, one a time, beating well between each addition, and stir in the vanilla. In two batches, carefully fold in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk.
♦ Spoon the mixture into the prepared cupcake pan and place in oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly tapped.
♦ Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
♦ For icing, beat cream cheese, butter, chocolate chips, and sugar in a bowl. Make sure it is smooth.
♦ Include vanilla extract and milk in. Beat for sometime and stop when the icing turns smooth and fluffy.
♦ Spread the icing on the cupcakes and add various sprinkles on top.
♦ Include creative and edible decoration on the cupcakes for Halloween look.

Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes

For Icing
  • Cream cheese - 8 oz.
  • Unsalted butter - 4 tbsp.
  • Milk - 1 tbsp.
  • Dark chocolate chips - 1 tsp.
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp.
  • Confectioners' sugar - ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • Bittersweet chocolate - 12 oz.
  • Icing sugar - 4 cups
  • Butter - 2 cups
  • Eggs - 2
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp.
  • Salt - ½ tsp.
Method
♦ In a double boiler, melt the chocolate till smooth. Keep stirring the mixture occasionally and cool it slightly.
♦ In another bowl, beat the butter. Add salt and vanilla essence till the mixture is light and fluffy.
♦ Add the sugar, a little at a time, beating well between each addition. Once the sugar dissolves properly, add the eggs, one a time.
♦ Finally, stir in the melted, cooled chocolate.
♦ Preheat the oven at 350ºF (175ºC). Either grease and flour the cupcake pans, or line them with cupcake liners.
♦ Spoon the mixture into the prepared cupcake pan and place in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly tapped.
♦ Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
♦ Take a bowl and beat cream cheese, butter, chocolate chips, and sugar to prepare the icing. Ensure that the mixture is smooth once you're done beating.
♦ Add vanilla extract and milk in. Beat for some time and stop when the icing looks smooth and fluffy.
♦ Spread the icing on the cupcakes and place fondant flowers or stars on top.

White Frosting Cupcakes

For Icing
  • Cream cheese - 8 oz.
  • Unsalted butter - 4 tbsp.
  • Milk - 1 tbsp.
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp.
  • Confectioners' sugar - ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • Egg whites - 2
  • White sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp.
  • Cream of tartar - ¼ tsp.
Method
♦ In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix water, sugar, and cream of tartar, and cook over medium heat, till the mixture is bubbling.
♦ In a grease-free bowl, beat the egg whites with vanilla, till soft peak consistency.
♦ While keeping the beater running, add the sugar solution in a steady stream, and continue beating till the frosting takes on a glaze.
♦ You will get hard peaks when you lift the whisk.
♦ Preheat the oven at 350ºF (175ºC). Grease and flour cupcake pans, or line them with cupcake liners.
♦ Spoon the mixture into the prepared cupcake pan and place in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly tapped.
♦ Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
♦ To prepare the icing, beat cream cheese, butter, and sugar in a bowl. Make sure it is smooth.
♦ Milk in after adding the vanilla extract. Beat for sometime. Stop when the icing turns completely smooth and fluffy.
♦ Spread the icing on the cupcakes and add your favorite embellishment on top.
Use these cupcake ideas to kick-start your baking spree. Enjoy cooking by yourself and let your creativity loose. Just make sure you bake the cupcakes properly and don't be surprised when the fruits of your labor are gobbled up without the slightest warning!