Holiday parties are coming and why not create the cutest Reindeer Cupcakes your friends have ever seen? See how easy these holiday cupcakes are to make and how quickly you can put them together.
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Christmas Eve is happening at my house this year. I know some people do a thing on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I love to be lazy on Christmas Day so I get everything done for the night before in advance to save me a headache. These Reindeer Cupcakes are so easy that you can add them to your list and actually complete them before the lazy day.
You can always buy a cake mix for your cupcakes but I love to go to my local bakery or even the grocery store bakery and grab a dozen premade ones. Go ahead and ask for some chocolate frosting too while you’re there and make these even easier.
Cream together your butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder until it is smooth and fluffy. A Kitchen-Aid stand mixer is perfect for jobs like this but a hand-held electric mixer works great too.
How to assemble your Holiday Cupcakes
After you’ve creamed your butter and sugar, place a piping bag or Ziploc into an empty cup and drape the bag over the rim. Use a spatula to add your frosting into the bag and then take it out of the cup to squeeze out any air.
I like to use this piping tip to create texture in my reindeer cupcakes face. The tip I’ve used is a Wilton Open Star Tip #8B. Add your candy eyes and then use your Red Hots or red decorating icing as the nose. Ta-Da! Your Reindeer holiday cupcakes are complete. Aren’t they the cutest?
These Christmas Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for any celebration during the winter holiday season. Learn how to make your own and make your guests (or you) as happy as can be.
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Custom Christmas cupcakes are all the rage for holiday parties. Why not impress your friends or loved ones with these super cute with this Santa Hat Cupcake Recipe.
I was always the one who had to have a tag attached to everything or customize our treats. I feel like I spent my time doing things that other people don’t really appreciate. Santa cupcakes are super easy and you’re putting buttercream on top of your cupcakes anyways.
I use the non-taste red food coloring gel and it does make a difference in the end. Your buttercream is still sugary and you don’t have the metallic taste that you’d get from other red food colorings.
Tip: Go to your local grocery bakery and ask to buy non-iced cupcakes.
Begin by whipping together your room temperature butter. I like using salted butter but you can have control over your salt intake by using unsalted butter and adding in a bit at a time – just to offset some sweetness.
Use an electric mixer to whip up your butter and then slowly add the icing sugar. Add a splash of milk to make it smoother and then at the end, split the icing 80/20.
Color the 80% portion with your red food coloring and cocoa powder and mix it really well. Put your red frosting in an icing bag or a Ziploc will work just as well and cut off the corner. Use a knife or offset spatula to ice the base of the cupcake in white.
You’re going to want to start at the bottom and press a large amount at the base and then pull up slowly to get a triangular shape of frosting. Cut the mini marshmallows in half and place it on top. Voila, you’re done!
These hauntingly delicious Ghost Cupcakes are sure to be a hit at any Halloween get-together. See how easy it is to create fondant ghost shapes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I often find myself trying to impress me more than others but there are some things I just like to do so it doesn’t matter to me that it’s time-consuming. If I can buy cupcakes and then add my thing, you better bet I will do that. But sometimes I just want to make the cutest ghost cupcakes you’ve ever seen.
The easiest way I find a timesaver with decorated cupcakes, is by using store-bought mix or just head to the bakery and grab unfrosted ones. You can easily have the bakery frost these Ghost Cupcakes for you and just add the fondant ghosts later. I’m all for a time-saver hack when it comes to baking.
Supplies for your Homemade Ghost Cupcakes
red gel food coloring
yellow food coloring
black food-safe marker
Start with your premade cupcakes and prepare them as directed. Allow your cupcakes to cool completely so that the buttercream won’t melt.Line a baking sheet with some parchment or wax paper and begin forming your ghosts. Use 1″ spheres and then form them into an oval shape. On one end you will form a point like it’s the ghosts tail.
Take your scissors and cut slits in your fondant to create the arms of the ghosts. Use your edible marker and make the eyes on your fondant ghost. Lay them aside to set. Now, start making your buttercream icing. Just use your room-temperature butter, icing sugar, milk and whip it until it is fluffy. Mix in your yellow and red gel food coloring to create the orange you’re looking for.
Place your frosting in a piping bag. You can use a piping tip if you’d like but I like the look of smooth edges on cupcakes.
Place your fondant ghost decoration on top of your frosted cupcake and serve. Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to look at our other Halloween Cupcakes.
Have you seen that super cute cemetery puddings on Pinterest and you just think, I can’t eat all that. I have the Halloween tombstone cupcake version and it’s the perfect single size party dessert. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Another cupcake to add to our Halloween Cupcakes! Here we’re making Halloween tombstone cupcakes and they’re adorable. I used lady fingers in my recipe but you can easily use some Milano cookies because they’re also the perfect shape for Halloween tombstones.
You’re going to use a store-bought mix for your cupcakes. If you want to easily bypass that step, head to your grocery store bakery. They almost always have a hidden stash in the back freezer. Save you some time to get started on your Halloween tombstone cupcakes.
You’re going to want to prepare your buttercream. You can use a stand mixer or a hand-held electric one but I don’t recommend doing this by hand. Combine your butter, icing sugar, cocoa, and milk together and mix it until it is light and fluffy.
How do I make buttercream fluffy?
You make buttercream fluffy by continuing to beat it with your mixer. If you just only mix it until it is combined, you’ll have a very dense frosting. Continue to beat it until it’s almost like whipped egg whites.
Next, you’re going to turn your ladyfinger cookies into the Halloween tombstone. Break the cookies in half and set aside on some parchment paper.
Mix your white candy melts with the coconut oil and then put into the microwave. Once the candy has been melted then add in a small amount of the black gel food coloring. This will give you the grey color of the Halloween tombstones.
Submerge your ladyfingers completely in the candy melts and lay back on your parchment paper. Place your cookies in the fridge to set faster.
Place your chocolate buttercream into your piping bag. You can use a decorative tip or just use the method of a plain swirl of frosting like these cupcakes here. Once your ladyfinger cookies are dry, draw the RIP on your Halloween tombstone and then place on top of the cupcake.
These Vampire Cupcakes are so easy to make for Halloween. Pair them up with our other Halloween Cupcakes to make the best kid-friendly Halloween dessert table. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Halloween is almost here and we’ve been cranking out new Halloween cupcake recipes all week. Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of year because I love the weather and I love the smells of Fall. Halloween objects aren’t all kid-friendly so I created these kid-friendly Vampire Cupcakes for you to have at your next Halloween Party.
Supplies for your Vampire Cupcakes
Red Gel Food Coloring
Purple Gel Food Coloring
Start by creating your edible vampire fangs by taking some white fondant and roll it into 1/2″ spheres. Next, shape them into ovals and pinch one end to create it into a point like the picture below. Set the fangs aside to dry and then make your frosting by adding the purple gel food coloring into the white icing. Frost your cupcakes with either a piping bag or just a knife. Take the red gel food coloring and dip a toothpick inside. Slop some of the red coloring on the fondant vampire fangs and then place them on top of the cupcake as decoration.
You can choose to eat the fondant vampire fangs or just set them to the side. They’re awfully sweet so it just depends on your taste buds.
Serve these fun, kid-friendly Vampire Cupcakes at any Halloween Party. Check out the other cupcakes below too.
12chocolate cupcakescooled down and ready for decorating
1drop red gel food coloring
1stick unsalted buttersoftened
Purple gel food coloring
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll out 24 pieces of white fondant into ½ inch spheres. Place gently on lined baking sheet.
Shape each fondant sphere into ovals and flatten out. Pinch one and curve in so that they resemble vampire fangs. Place back on your lined baking sheet.
Place one drop of red gel food coloring on a plate. Wet a paint brush and dab on rather “blood stains” on each fang.
In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high. Once the ingredients start combining, add 2 small drops of purple gel food coloring. Mix until buttercream forms.
Frost each cupcake with an offset spatula. Place two fangs on each cupcake and Happy Halloween!
Another spooky Halloween Cupcake Recipe. Make these kid-friendly Monster Cupcakes and complete your Halloween dessert table like a champ! This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Create these fun Halloween Monster Cupcakes for your next Halloween party or even a Monster birthday party. They’re so fun and look like little furry creatures but these taste good. 😉
Begin by making an easy box cake mix and complete the recipe from the back of the box. Divide batter into a cupcake pan and cook according to directions.
Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before completing the next step.
How to make Halloween Monster Cupcakes
Begin by creaming together your buttercream. You do this by mixing butter, icing sugar, and milk mixing it on medium speed until it is creamy and fluffy. Add in your violet food coloring and mix that in until you get the color you want.
Cut up some marshmallows into smaller pieces. You could use mini marshmallows here but I think that it doesn’t give you the dimension that you’d want. Frost each cupcake with a small amount of buttercream and then add your marshmallows on top.
Grab a piping bag and fit it with your Wilton #233 tip. Fill it with your buttercream and then squeeze it until the bottom of the bag is full and no air pockets are visible. Begin making your Halloween monster cupcake hair. Place eyes randomly on each Halloween monster cupcake and serve.
How do I make the frosting look like fur?
To make the buttercream frosting look like fur, place your piping bag at a 90° angle. Squeeze out a bit of frosting and lift it directly upwards. Continue to do this until all the cake is covered in your fur. This makes the perfect Halloween Monster Cupcake.
Make your Halloween extra spooky with these monster cupcakes. Perfect for a kids Halloween party.
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Violet gel food coloring
Ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
Start by making your buttercream: in a stand mixer, start beating butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high. Add a couple of drops of violet gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake.
Cut your marshmallows into small pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
Scoop the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and use Wilton tip #233 to frost each cupcake, being sure to cover it completely (the marshmallows are there to create some “hills and valleys”).
Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake and enjoy your new, furry, purple monster!
Freak out your neighbors or freak out your kids with these Freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Make them as gory as you want but these as super cute as is. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
These Frankenstein Cupcakes are perfect for your next Halloween dessert table or just as a super fun kid-friendly Halloween recipe. These Frankenstein cupcakes are so easy and inexpensive to create, it makes for a great Halloween treat. These pairs perfectly with my other Mummy Cupcakes and my Monster Cupcakes (coming soon).
Prepare your cupcakes with just a simple store-bought cake mix and allow your cupcakes to cool completely before adding any decorations. While your Frankenstein cupcakes are in the oven, prepare the topper and frosting.
Melt your green and white Candy Melts together in a microwave-safe bowl. Add in 1 tsp of coconut oil to add some shine. Stir the candies together and then you’ll dip each Frankenstein in the green candy.
When dipping the Rice Krispie Treats in the chocolate, use a skewer to help lessen your mess.
Add the eyes and bolts in his neck right away, then place them in the fridge to set. At this point, prepare your icing with the butter, icing sugar, milk, vanilla and violet food coloring and whip it until it is smooth. Pipe your icing on top of the cooled cupcakes.
Now we’re going to melt the Brown Candy Melts the same way we did the green. Since your Frankenstein cupcake topper is set, you can use your hands for this part. Just dip the top about 1/8 of the way down to create Frankensteins’ hair. Add your ‘smile’ using the black decorating icing and then place them on top of your iced cupcake.
These Frankenstein cupcakes are sure to be a hit. Keep them as is to create a perfect kid-friendly Halloween cupcake or add a little raspberry puree or red decorators icing to create blood. You can make these Frankenstein cupcakes as scary as you’d like.
Chocolate cake mix + the required ingredients as shown on directions
1tspviolet gel food coloring
12ready-made rice cereal treats
½cupgreen candy melts
½cupwhite candy melts
½cupbrown candy melts
48small pieces of black licorice
Black decorating icing
Prepare your chocolate cake mix into cupcakes. Generally, boxes yield 24 cupcakes. Allow to cool before decorating.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, milk, vanilla extract and violet food coloring on slow speed and gradually increase to high. Once smooth and all ingredients are thoroughly combined, the buttercream is ready. Frost each cupcake generously.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut cereal treats in half and melt green and white candy melts + 1 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
Completely immerse each cereal treat into the melted candy and place gently on lined baking sheet. Place 2 eyes for each coated cereal treat and 2 licorice pieces on the side (this will act as Frankenstein’s monster’s bolts). Allow to set.
Melt brown candy and 1 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave (again, in 30-second intervals) and dip the top part of your cereal treat in it. This will act as Frankenstein’s Monster’s hair. Place back on lined sheet and allow to set.
Use black frosting to draw eyebrows and “smile.” Place on top of each cupcake then serve.
Halloween is right around the corner and I can’t wait! I love Halloween but I especially love spooky Halloween food. Create these Mummy Cupcakes to scare everyone at your next Halloween Party. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I love Halloween party food but I especially love when cupcakes are decorated for Halloween. What better way to surprise yourself and scare others by creating these Halloween Mummy Cupcakes all on your own.
To create your Mummy Cupcakes, just make your cake mix as cupcakes following the directions on the box. Allow them to cool so that your frosting won’t melt when you apply it.
While you’re waiting for your cupcakes to cool, cut the marshmallows in half and place them on some wax paper or some cling film sprayed with some non-stick cooking spray.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts and coconut oil in 30 seconds intervals until it is completely melted. I like to add some extra chips after I’ve melted them in to microwave to give them a tempering. I like to follow the settings on this post.
Pour your Candy Melts into a sandwich bag and drizzle over the marshmallow halves. Add the eyes afterward and allow the chocolate to set.
How to assemble Mummy Cupcakes
After you’ve mixed your buttercream, pipe it onto your cupcakes and add your Mummy on top to make the perfect spooky Halloween cupcakes.
These Mummy Cupcakes are so festive for the holiday and I love that they are perfect companions to my other Halloween cupcakes.
Create the perfect Halloween party food with these scrumptious Mummy Cupcakes
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½cupwhite candy melts
Allow cupcakes to cool and start the decorating process: cut marshmallows in half and set on a working surface lined with wax paper
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals
Place melted candy in a sandwich bag and cut off a small slit in one corner. Put lines of candy melts on the surface of your marshmallow halves and then place two eyes on each one.
With an electric mixer, mix together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk on medium speed and gradually increase to high. Once the ingredients are well combined, place in piping bag and frost each cupcake.