Easy Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Easy Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes are so fun to make. The best part about making them is decorating them. Halloween themed sprinkles and other edible decorations make it easy to turn your ordinary cupcakes into boo-tiful Halloween cupcakes or scary creepcakes. These Halloween cupcake decorating ideas will help to get your creative juices flowing. They are easy decorating ideas that are perfect for kids, people who don't have a lot of decorating skills or for someone looking for a quick and easy way to turn plain cupcakes into festive Halloween cupcakes.  

Easy Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Easy Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

These ideas are about as easy as it gets when it comes to decorating cupcakes for Halloween. 

Sprinkles - One of the most common and easiest ways to decorate a cupcake for Halloween is to use orange and black sprinkles.

Edible Confetti - Edible confetti are like sprinkles but a little more decorative. It's available in many fun Halloween shapes, including pumpkins, bats and skulls.  

Cupcake Picks and Toppers - Cupcake picks are no fuss decorations that can turn a dozen of ordinary cupcakes into festive Halloween cupcakes in less than 2 minutes. Simply place a Halloween themed pick into the center of each cupcake. If you don't have time to decorate your cupcakes, picks and toppers are the solution. 

Halloween Candy - Another easy way to turn a cupcake into a Halloween themed cupcake is to top it off with a piece of Halloween candy, such as candy corn. A candy corn looks nice on top of white, orange or black frosted cupcakes.

Halloween Cookies - Decorating cupcakes with cookies is easy. Simply place a Halloween cookie on top of a frosted cupcake or stick them near the outer edges. You could also crush/crumble orange cookies (or black Oreos) and then sprinkle them over the top of the frosting. 

Plastic Decorations - If you don't want to use sweets or candies you can use a plastic decoration, such as a plastic spider ring. Plastic decorations make it quick and easy to decorate cupcakes. If you do use plastic decorations make sure you warn your guests so nobody chokes on them. 

Stenciled Decorations - Wilton has taste-free orange and black cans of food color mist, which is like an airbrush in a small can. Use this to airbrush your frosted cupcakes with color or use with Halloween stencils to spray on objects and shapes. 

Bloody Cupcakes - A tube of red cake decorating gel makes it easy to turn your cupcakes into bloody looking cupcakes. Simply frost your cupcakes with white frosting and use the red gel to make lines of blood. You could also make bloody bullet holes by poking a couple small holes in the frosting and filling the holes with the red gel.  

Spider Cupcakes - Turn your cupcakes into spider creepcakes. To make spider cupcakes use black cake decorating gel to draw a spiderweb on top of the cupcake. Top it off with a plastic spider in the middle of the web. You could also use spider themed cupcake holders to make them look more creepier. 

Ghost Cupcakes - To make ghost cupcakes, place a marshmallow on top of an unfrosted cupcake. Drizzle melted white chocolate over the marshmallow until it is completely covered. Use mini chocolate chips or raisins for eyes. 

Cupcake Decorating Products

These products make decorating Halloween cupcakes easy!

Wilton Orange Color Mist
Wilton
Amazon.com: $6.07

Great for misting your frosted cupcakes with color or for using with stencils.

Halloween Graveyard Cupcakes

Turn your cupcakes into creepcakes!

Halloween Graveyard Cupcakes

How to make Halloween graveyard cupcakes:

  • Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the package. You can use any flavor of cake mix but chocolate is best for a graveyard theme.
  • Frost your cooled cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
  • Crumble some Oreo cookies and then sprinkle them on top of the frosting.
  • Decorate with plastic skulls, tombstones and spiders.

Halloween Graveyard Decorating Kit

Halloween Cupcake Decorations

Sugar Eyeballs

Here are some suggestions for things to use to decorate cupcakes for Halloween.  

  • Colored frosting and gels
  • Cupcake picks and toppers
  • Plastic rings and other plastic trinkets
  • Sprinkles
  • Edible confetti and beads
  • Marshmallows
  • Candy Corn
  • Sugar eyeballs
  • Chocolate chips, raisins and M&M's 
  • Coconut
  • Cookies
  • Fondant
  • Halloween themed cupcake wrappers, boxes, holders and stands

Photo: Sugar Eyeballs

Easy Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Here are examples of some of the easy cupcake decorating ideas mentioned above.

Halloween Cupcake Stands

Spookify your dessert table with these cool Halloween cupcake displays.

Wilton Haunted Manor Treat Stand
Wilton
Amazon.com: $10.99

This is a spooktacular Halloween cupcake stand is perfect for a haunted house theme party. It has 3 tiers and holds up to 25 cupcakes.

Glitterville Halloween Candy Cupcake / Cake Pedestal Stand, 6.5 Inch
180 Degrees
Amazon.com: $79.99

This is a fun candy theme cupcake stand that holds cupcakes or a small cake.

Brand Castle Halloween Metal Spider Cupcake Stands Black
Brand Castle
Amazon.com:

These are individual cupcakes stands. These metal spider cupcake stands come in packs of 4.

Decorating with Stands, Holders and Boxes

Halloween Spider Cupcake Holder

You can dress up your cupcakes and make them look festive without actually decorating them. Use orange or black cupcake wrappers to bake your cupcakes in and then display them in Halloween themed cupcake boxes and holders or on a Halloween cupcake stand. 

Photo: Halloween Spider Cupcake Holder

Halloween Cupcake Boxes

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Daniela12 on said:
Mouth watering... The cupcakes look absolutely delicious! Love the pictures you added here. I'm planning to make some spooky Halloween cupcakes and this is very helpful! Thanks!

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