I love when Charli and I can get some time to ourselves to go into the kitchen and bake some goodies! We were just at the supermarket this morning and found some really fun Halloween candies that we thought would be great cupcake toppers!
I know it is really early for Halloween talk, but with the fun holiday just a month away, we came up with these spooky Halloween cupcakes that look and taste amazing! These would be a hit at your next Halloween party!
First off, I never buy boxed cake mixes anymore. I really enjoy baking cakes, cupcakes, muffins and scones from scratch. I use this chocolate cupcake recipe as my go-to because it yields a really dense but moist cupcake that is not as overly sweet as box mixes taste. And then I use a simple powdered sugar (2c), butter (2T), milk (2T), vanilla (1 tsp) recipe for the frosting.
We bought some spooky Halloween cupcake wrappers that were the print of spider webs. You could also buy plain black, orange or pumpkin printed ones. The candy toppings were from Walmart and they included: fingers, tombstones, eyeballs, skulls and bones. We already had colored sprinkles so we used red and orange on some of the cupcakes!
Some other great toppings that you could use are:
- Gummy Worms
- A dusting of cocoa powder to look like dirt
- Toy/plastic spiders
- Candy pumpkins
- Candy Corn
- Colored Frosting in various shapes: ghost, witch hat, moon
Letting your child help you in the kitchen lets them learn valuable lessons about cooking! Plus, kids love to help and be apart of the things you are doing. I let Charli help me measure ingredients, mix things in the bowl and decorate the treats! It’s so much fun for the both of us!
At the end, we set up a fun Halloween table in the dining room to prepare us for the real day! What do you think?! This was a fun morning for us of baking and decorating. I hope that you enjoy our theme and come up with your own fun recipes! Happy Halloween!