Spooky Halloween Cupcakes


This past weekend I wanted to create something for Halloween.  I thought I’d use a standard white cake for the cupcake and buttercream icing to keep it simple.  Also, white cake is easy to tint different colors and buttercream is as well.

My primary goal was to make something colorful.  Last year I made a bundt cake that used multi-colored batter and icing.  I’ll insert a photo here:


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I also wanted to make cupcakes so I grabbed my Wilton Jewel Toned foil cupcake liners and prepared my batter.  Any white cake batter will work; you can even use a box kit.  I just enjoy making my own from scratch.

I split the batter in half and tinted one half orange and the other half black.  Then I just scooped some of each color batter into the cupcake liners.  Once they were completely baked I cooled them COMPLETELY so the buttercream icing wouldn’t melt.


I found these super cute witch hat and witch broom sprinkles by Wilton and thought they’d look adorable against a purple or green icing.  The only problem was I couldn’t decide between the two colors…SO I used both and created a swirl effect.  I made a basic buttercream and again, split that in half and colored one half purple and one half green.  Then I piped it on top of the cupcakes and added the sprinkles.


I love the effect you get when you cut (or bite) into the cupcakes.  I just think they’re so fun and festive for Halloween and you can use any color combination that you like.  Next time, I may mix my batter into even more colors and use black icing with multi-sprinkles!

I hope you like this idea and if you do, please leave me a comment.  I’ve also included a pinterest friendly picture below so you can pin this idea and try it later!




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