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Desserts - Halloween

Hauntingly Delicious Ghost Cupcakes

October 8, 2018

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

  • white fondant
  • 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.

Ghost Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Make the Halloween holiday spookier with this delicious and easy fondant ghost cupcake topper.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, halloween party food, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 6 oz. white fondant
  • Black food marker
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Yellow gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool before decorating.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and roll your white fondant into 12 1-inch spheres. Keep on rolling it so that it’s as smooth as possible.
  3. Start forming your “ghost” shape. Flatten it out to become an oval and then pinch the end slightly. Then, give the pinched end a curve.
  4. With scissors, snip a little portion of the fondant on each side. Place gently on wax paper and draw two eyes.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, milk and 2 drops of red gel food coloring and 2 drops of yellow. Mix on low and gradually increase to high. Place in a frosting bag and frost each cupcake.
  6. Place your fondant ghosts on top and serve.

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Desserts - Halloween - Holidays - Recipes

Easy RIP Halloween Tombstone Cupcakes

October 5, 2018

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. Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsAnother 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.

Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsSupplies for Halloween Tombstone Cupcakes

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.


Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreatsNext, 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.

Happy Halloween!

RIP Tombstone Halloween Cupcakes
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 people
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
  • 6 lady finger cookies
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp black gel food coloring
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3-5 tbsp milk
  • Black decorating icing
Instructions
  1. Allow your cupcakes to cool before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Break your ladyfinger cookies in half.

  2. Microwave your candy melt and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Add black gel food coloring and mix.
  3. Completely submerge your ladyfinger cookies in the melted candy. Place gently on your parchment paper.

  4. Make your buttercream by beating butter, sugar, cocoa and milk on slow. Gradually increase speed to high and allow the ingredients to blend thoroughly. Frost each cupcake with a frosting bag.
  5. Once the candy has set on your ladyfingers, draw out “RIP” on each one with your black decorating icing.

  6. Place the tombstone cookies on each cupcake and Happy Halloween!

Create the perfect Halloween kid-friendly treat with these easy tombstone halloween cupcakes. #HalloweenFood #HalloweenCupcakes #HalloweenTreats

Desserts - Halloween

Easy Vampire Cupcakes for Halloween

October 4, 2018

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. vampire halloween cupcakesThis 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

  • White Fondant
  • 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. halloween cupcakes with Dracula fangs

Vampire Fang Cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes cooled down and ready for decorating
  • 4 oz. white fondant
  • 1 drop red gel food coloring
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Purple gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll out 24 pieces of white fondant into ½ inch spheres. Place gently on lined baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. Place one drop of red gel food coloring on a plate. Wet a paint brush and dab on rather “blood stains” on each fang.
  4. 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.
  5. Frost each cupcake with an offset spatula. Place two fangs on each cupcake and Happy Halloween!

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Desserts - Halloween

Kid-Friendly Monster Cupcakes for Halloween

October 1, 2018

Another spooky Halloween Cupcake Recipe. Make these kid-friendly Monster Cupcakes and complete your Halloween dessert table like a champ! Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakesThis 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. 😉Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakes

Supplies for your Halloween Monster Cupcakes

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.

Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakesCut 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. Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakesPlace eyes randomly on each Halloween monster cupcake and serve. Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakes

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.

So easy!

Halloween Monster Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Make your Halloween extra spooky with these monster cupcakes. Perfect for a kids Halloween party.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, halloween, halloween party food, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe, monster food
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Violet gel food coloring
  • 4 marshmallows
  • 25-30 candy eyes
Instructions
  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
  2. 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.
  3. With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake.
  4. Cut your marshmallows into small pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
  5. 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”).
  6. Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake and enjoy your new, furry, purple monster!

Make these kid-friendly Halloween cupcakes and please any Halloween appetite. These Halloween Monster Cupcakes are a perfect Halloween Party Food! #halloween #halloweenfood #halloweencupcakes

Desserts - Halloween

Freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes for Halloween

September 28, 2018

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.  Create this kid-friendly Halloween recipe by making these freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Perfect for any Halloween dessert table. #halloween #halloweenfoodThis 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).Create this kid-friendly Halloween recipe by making these freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Perfect for any Halloween dessert table. #halloween #halloweenfood

Supplies needed for you Frankenstein Cupcakes –

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.

Create this kid-friendly Halloween recipe by making these freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Perfect for any Halloween dessert table. #halloween #halloweenfood

How do you make a Frankenstein Cupcake topper?

When making the Frankenstein cupcake topper, cut your premade Rice Krispie Treats in half. Line a baking pan with some parchment paper and then melt your chocolate. Or you can use the Mini Rice Krispie Treats and save you a step.

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.Create this kid-friendly Halloween recipe by making these freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Perfect for any Halloween dessert table. #halloween #halloweenfood 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.Create this kid-friendly Halloween recipe by making these freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Perfect for any Halloween dessert table. #halloween #halloweenfood 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.

Frankenstein Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Total Time
44 mins
 

Create a "spooky" party with these kid-friendly Frankenstein cupcakes. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frankenstein, halloween, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • Chocolate cake mix + the required ingredients as shown on directions
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp violet gel food coloring
  • 12 ready-made rice cereal treats
  • ½ cup green candy melts
  • ½ cup white candy melts
  • 48 candy eyes
  • ½ cup brown candy melts
  • 2 tsp coconut oil divided
  • 48 small pieces of black licorice
  • Black decorating icing
Instructions
  1. Prepare your chocolate cake mix into cupcakes. Generally, boxes yield 24 cupcakes. Allow to cool before decorating.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Use black frosting to draw eyebrows and “smile.” Place on top of each cupcake then serve.

Create this kid-friendly Halloween recipe by making these freaky Frankenstein Cupcakes. Perfect for any Halloween dessert table. #halloween #halloweenfood

Desserts - Halloween

Spooky Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

September 27, 2018

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. Create the perfect Halloween party food with these DIY Mummy CupcakesThis 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. Create the perfect Halloween party food with these DIY Mummy Cupcakes

Supplies for your Mummy Cupcakes

Create the perfect Halloween party food with these DIY Mummy CupcakesHow to make Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

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.

Create the perfect Halloween party food with these DIY Mummy CupcakesIn 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

Create the perfect Halloween party food with these DIY Mummy CupcakesAfter 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.

Mummy Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Create the perfect Halloween party food with these scrumptious Mummy Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, dessert, halloween, halloween party food, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 6 marshmallows
  • ½ cup white candy melts
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Allow cupcakes to cool and start the decorating process: cut marshmallows in half and set on a working surface lined with wax paper
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Create the perfect Halloween party food with these DIY Mummy Cupcakes

Desserts - Party Time

Create the Perfect Piñata Cupcakes for a Fiesta

August 10, 2018

So these Pinata Cupcakes are my new favorite food! See how easy it is to create this Pinata Cupcake recipe for Cinco De Mayo or a fun Southwestern party. Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayoThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Are you throwing a party that requires some festive imagination? I love these fiesta party supplies by My Minds Eye. Customize your colors of fondant on your Pinata Cupcakes and they’ll be the hit of the party. Create matching water bottle tags to serve alongside and people will think your creativity has peaked!Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

Supplies

How do I make Pinata Cupcakes?

Pinata Cupcakes are more about the topper than anything. You want to fill them with any candy you’d like but ones that have a type of shell coating on them. Fill these with Nerds, M&M’s, Skittles, Reese’s Pieces – the possibilities of fillings for your pinata cupcakes are endless.

I like to start with an easy store-bought mix that is inexpensive. Make sure you leave them unfrosted until you put your candies in them. Cut a small hole about the diameter of a nickel, and then fill the middle using a spoon. Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

Next, you’ll make your buttercream by mixing the butter, milk and powdered sugar. Whip it to a fluffy consistency and then frost your cupcakes. Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo You’ll want a biscuit cutter that is the same diameter as your cupcake, so about 2″. Cut four circles of each color then slice them horizontally to make lines and then cut small fringe details in your pinata cupcakes.Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo Just use your colors in varying patterns and the homemade pinata cupcakes and serve for the best fiesta ever!Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

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Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo
Piñata Cupcakes
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Perfect for a Cinco De Mayo party or any fiesta you're going to throw, these Pinata Cupcakes are sure to be the perfect addition.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinco de mayo recipe, cupcake, fiesta recipe, pinata cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 2-3 oz. pastel yellow fondant
  • 2-3 oz. pastel pink fondant
  • 2-3 oz. pastel green fondant
  • 2-3 oz. pastel blue fondant
  • ½ cup mini candies
  • ½ stick butter softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Roll each of your fondant pieces so that they’re each about ¼ of an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter about the same size as the top of your cupcakes, cut 3 circles of each circle.
  2. We used a fondant mat to facilitate the next step, but you can also line your working surface with wax paper. Using a paring knife, cut each circle into 4 strips. Then, on the bottom of each strip, cut out little tassels.
  3. Using your paring knife, cut out the center top off each cupcake. Fill with candies and place the top back on.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk until smooth. Place the buttercream in a piping bag and frost each cupcake.

Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo