Halloween Cupcakes:Monsters, Mummies & Ghosts

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Creating cupcakes to share with you is one of the best things EVER, especially for the Holidays. This Haunted House and Halloween Cupcakes were such a blast! The Haunted House was created just like the Sugar Chalet from Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter last January. Frankie and His Bride along with the Haunted House were in last week’s Newsletter in case you missed them.

Today we have Monster, Mummies and Ghosts…Oh MY!

Let’s start creating the Purple People Eater Cupcakes

When I spotted these Purple People Eater Cupcakes on Taste of Home, created by the brilliant What’s New, Cupcake? authors Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, I knew they would be a great addition to the Haunted House. They are cute in a creepy sort of way.

Purple {& Green} People Eater Cupcakes
 
Purple People Eaters from HoosierHomemade.com spook up your haunted house!
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • Regular size marshmallows
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Airheads – pink or red
  • Canned vanilla frosting {see notes below}
  • Violet, Green and Yellow coloring
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Black icing
  • Tip #2
Instructions
  1. Cut the regular size marshmallow in half.
  2. Push a pretzel stick into the marshmallow making sure it’s in almost all the way through without pushing through the other side.
  3. Melt about half the canned frosting in the microwave for about 20 seconds, add violet coloring and stir until frosting is thin.
  4. For the green cupcakes, mix green with a little yellow.
  5. Dip half the marshmallow in the frosting, let drip off a bit and then place on wax paper.
  6. Let dry about 10 minutes or until firm.
  7. Fit a decorator bag with Tip #2 and fill with black icing.
  8. Pipe around frosting and add a mini M&M for the eye.
  9. Let dry.
  10. Melt the frosting a little more in the microwave, you want it pretty runny {don’t worry it will harden}.
  11. Dip the cupcake in the frosting, let drip over the edge.
  12. To add a little more dripping if you want, use a spoon to add a little more frosting and push it over the edge a little.
  13. For the tongue – soften the Airhead in the microwave for 3-5 seconds.
  14. Stretch it out a bit and mold it to look like a tongue.
  15. Use a knife to shape the rounded edge, if necessary.
  16. Use the back of a knife to make the middle indent.
  17. Cut mini marshmallows in half on the diagonal.
  18. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit in the cupcake for the tongue.
  19. Push the straight side into the cupcake.
  20. Add the eyes.
  21. Dip the flat side on the mini marshmallow into the frosting and add to the cupcake for the teeth.
Note: I usually don’t buy canned frosting, but I have found that if the frosting needs to be melted, canned frosting is the best to use. I have tried the Decorator Icing, which is what I use on most of my cupcakes, and it doesn’t work at all. The canned frosting also hardens a bit after you use it, and can be re-melted if needed.

Up next…some super easy little Mummies…

Mummy Cupcakes
 
Mummy Cupcakes from HoosierHomemade.com for your Halloween celebrations.
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • M&M’s – regular size
  • Decorator Icing or Buttercream
  • Green coloring
  • Ground cloves or cinnamon
  • Tip #47 – it’s flat on one side and ridged on the other
Instructions
  1. Attach M&M’s for the eyes with a little bit a frosting to the cupcake.
  2. Fit Decorator Bag with Tip #47 and fill with either white or green icing.
  3. Start piping on the Mummy strips.
  4. Continue filling in the cupcake with the straight edge of the tip
  5. Flip the bag over and pipe on a few ridged strips of icing
  6. Add a very small sprinkle of ground cloves or cinnamon. You could probably also use cocoa powder.

Last year, I shared the Friendly Little Ghosts, but because I’m a huge meringue fan, I thought these would be a little different.

Ghost Cupcakes
 
Make cute little Ghost Cupcakes with meringue this Halloween - recipe from HoosierHomemade.com.
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • Meringue – {How to Make Meringue }
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Decorating Icing or Buttercream
  • Tip #12 and Giant Round Tip
  • Yellow Coloring
Meringue
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature {to bring eggs to room temp quickly, put eggs {don’t crack} in a bowl with hot water for about 5 min}
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Fit a Decorator Bag with a Giant Round Tip and fill with Meringue {recipe below} Pipe Ghosts onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Follow instructions below for baking.
  2. Add a little yellow {or other color} frosting to the cupcake, add the ghost. Pipe frosting around ghost with Tip #12. Add mini M&M’s for the eyes.
Meringue
  1. Beat the eggs whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium-high until soft peaks form.
  2. Gradually add the sugar while beating on high until stiff peaks form and meringue is glossy white.
  3. After piping ghosts onto parchment paper, bake at 250 degrees for about 15 minutes, watch closely so they don’t get too brown.

Stay tuned for the Werewolf Cupcakes on Friday for Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter!

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! Be sure to link back so others can enjoy the cupcakes and check out the other cupcakes!


Comments

  1. Christina says:

    I really don’t know which one of your cupcakes are my favorite! They all look so great! The Purple People Eaters bring a huge smile if not giggle to my face, love them all! I can’t believe Halloween is nearly over! Thanks for hosting!
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  2. Cyndy Otty says:

    Love, love, LOVE the giant tongues! Totally reminds me of my shepherds who have quite the snake tongues of their own. Hahaha.

    I still can’t decide what kind of cupcakes to make for Halloween. So many great ideas to choose from!
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  3. I posted my caramel apple cupcakes today. Love the purple people eater cupcakes you made! Too cute! Thanks for hosting!
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  4. So glad I found this page! I love the Halloween cupcake ideas posted!
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  5. Sarah says:

    I made the Purple People Eaters today with my kids and some of their friends. So cute!! Thanks for the great idea!

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