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Easy Ghost Cupcakes

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These cute little Easy Ghost Cupcakes are super easy – even the kids can help decorate them! They are perfect for Halloween parties, classroom treats and more! Whip up a batch with simple supplies!

These cute little Ghost Cupcakes are super easy - even the kids can help decorate them! They are perfect for Halloween parties, classroom treats and more! Whip up a batch with simple supplies!

October is upon us and the time is here…it’s time for Halloween! And you know what that means around here, lots and LOTS of fun cupcakes, desserts, crafts, decorating and more! We have an action packed month for you, so grab your mixing bowl, spoon, frosting, sprinkles, and candy because we are going to have fun! We kicked off the Halloween fun yesterday with the Halloween Tree.

Easy Ghost Cupcakes for Halloween

Not only do I have these fun Ghost Cupcakes for you, but I have teamed up with some other bloggers who also LOVE Halloween and we are sharing their recipes with you too. But first, let’s chat about the Halloween Cupcakes.

Easy Ghost Cupcakes

These cupcakes are seriously so easy, all you will need are a couple decorating tools and you are on your way. First, you will need the cupcakes, of course. I baked a batch from a box mix, you can read what ingredients I add to a box mix to make it taste homemade, or you can whip up any flavor you like.

While the cupcakes cooled, I whipped up a batch of Buttercream Frosting, but I added a little more powdered sugar to make the frosting a bit thicker so the ghosts would stand up better. Then I colored a small portion of it orange.

The cupcakes were frosted with a thin layer of orange frosting, then dipped in Halloween nonpareils.

For the ghost, I fitted a plastic decorator bag with a giant round tip and filled it with the rest of the Buttercream Frosting. To pipe on the ghost, I began piping onto the cupcake letting the frosting mound a bit then slowly pulled up, wiggling the tip just a bit to create the effect of a ghost.

Then I added mini M&M’s for the eyes. You could also use large round sprinkles or mini jaw breaker candy. Any round candy or sprinkle will work.

Easy Ghost Cupcakes

These Halloween Cupcakes are perfect for Halloween Dinner too.

Easy Bat Cupcakes for Halloween

Joining me in the Halloween project –

Halloween Cupcakes, Crafts, Decorating and More on HoosierHomemade.com

Halloween Crafts, Decorating and Treats 


  1. LOVE these ghost cupcakes! SO easy and so yummy with the generous buttercream topping!

  2. These are SO easy and SO cute! I am SO bad at decorating and I totally adore stuff that looks like i know what i’m doing without a lot of effort. Perfect!!!

  3. Liz, I love them. What a fabulous idea, thank you so much for sharing them at my blog. I will be making these for my little girl’s DayCare party.
    Thank you again

  4. Absolutely adoreable! These look fun and easy, perfect for a beginner like me. 🙂

  5. These are amazingly adorable. I can’t believe that something so neat is so simple to make.

  6. I love the cute lttle ghosts, simplicity with the different colors eyes makes it perfect. Thanks for the great cupcake.

  7. What I love about these, aside from the cute factor, is that you could make these even if you are short on time. And really, sometimes that flavor of a simpler cupcake is just perfect!

    I didn’t get around to linking up this week, but I’ll keep baking! 🙂

  8. When I came to post….and saw you had ghost on the brain too….I had to chuckle. :O) I like the multi colored eyes!

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