Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Cupcakes

If you're a Mom with school age kids, you have inevitably been asked to create cupcake masterpieces for their class. Here are some surprisingly easy & fun Halloween cupcake ideas that are sure to wow the kids and make you the "Best Mom in the World" (at least for 1 day)!

Spiderweb cupcakes

You'll need:
cupcakes (follow the box directions or if you're brave make them from scratch)
white frosting
brown or black icing
red icing
milk duds

Simply frost your cupcakes then do a simple criss cross which will create 4 even sections. Add 2 more lines to halve those sections. Then simply connect the lines with simple "u" shaped lines to create the spider webs. Add a milk dud and add the legs with icing (don't forget spiders have 8 legs). Add the spooky red eyes onto the milk duds and you're all done. Be prepared for shrieks of delight when you unwrap these cupcakes.

Not into creepy crawlies? Try these:

Not So Scary Monster Cupcakes

You'll need:
white frosting
orange and green food coloring
red gel icing
large and small marshmallows
fruit by the foot or fruit roll-ups

Color the white frosting with the green or orange food coloring until you get the shade that you like. Frost the cupcakes. Immediately start to add the marshmallow eyes so that they stick in the frosting before it starts to harden. This is a great job for the kids. It's for their class, so they should be involved. Add them in whatever variation you like (they are monsters after all, so there's no right or wrong way to do it) . Cut little rectangles from the Fruit by the Foot to make the tongues. Push them right into the frosting so they'll stay on. Lastly add the red eyeballs with the red gel icing. Don't forget to add a few bloodshot ones (they always go over well the kids). When you're done, you'll have super fun, original cupcakes for your little monster minions. You might even be able to keep the "Best Mom in the World" title for 2 whole days with these cupcakes! Have Fun!


greenstarstudio said...

best. mom. EVER!!! great tutorial.

tigerlillyshop said...

love these! great eyes;)