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Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Easy, fondant topped Halloween cupcakes are so fun for any party but they're even easy enough for kids to make themselves. Use store-bought mix to make these extra easy on your wallet and your brain.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, cupcake recipe, halloween, halloween cupcake, halloween party food, halloween party recipe, halloween recipe, kids halloween recipe
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Lindsay
Cost: $10


  • Electric Mixer
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cutting Board


  • Chocolate cake mix + all the ingredients to make it**
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 6-8 oz. white fondant
  • 1-2 oz. black fondant


  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • Preheat oven according to cake mix’s directions.
  • Prepare cupcakes and bake according to the box’s recipe. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together butter, sugar, and milk.
  • Once the ingredients are well-incorporated and form semi-stiff peaks, the buttercream has formed.
  • Scoop buttercream into a piping bag, with a small slit cut at the bottom.
  • Frost the center of each cupcake, forming a peak that’s about an inch high.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Use a 3-inch circular cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.
  • Roll out each fondant circle so that it’s about 4 ½ inches in diameter - the circle itself doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Place one rolled fondant on top of the cupcake - it will fold and curve naturally but that’s okay. The beauty of these cupcakes is that they don’t need to be uniform.
  • For each cupcake, roll out 2 small spheres from the black fondant. Flatten each one and give them an oval shape.
  • Lightly brush water on the back of each black fondant piece.
  • Stick two on each ghost - these will act as the cupcake ghost’s “eyes.”
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 1mg