Sunday, 30 October 2016

8 Easy Halloween Cupcake Decoration

Halloween is upon us again and the kids always want some deliciously spooky treats. Last year I shared with you some healthy fruity treats, the year before I shared a spider web pizza along with banana ghouls and mini pumpkin pies. This year I thought that I would share my top, easy cupcake decorations. Time can be a big issue when it comes to decorating cakes and creating a spooky treat. All 8 of the following ideas are quick, easy and child friendly. Get the kids in the kitchen and let their imagination go wild!

Aldi have challenged me to create a Halloween themed bake using their products. In the past I have told you about their fantastic baking range The Pantry, which I have used in today's bake along with some great products that made the perfect toppers.

Here are my 8 easy Halloween cupcake decorations...

Halloween Cupcakes

Ingredients - makes 10 cupcakes

10g cocoa powder


75g unsalted butter, at room temperature
Drop of milk if needed


Red food colouring
Lips and teeth gummy sweets
Pumpkin chocolate balls
Chocolate chips
Cocktail sticks


1 - Pre heat the oven to 180C

2 - Using the all in one method place the flour, caster sugar, baking spread, cocoa powder and eggs in a mixing bowl and thoroughly mix together until you have a smooth batter

3 - Divide the cake mixture into 10 cupcake cases and place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until completely baked

4 - Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before decorating

5 - Once the cupcake have cooled prepare the butter icing by mixing the butter with the icing sugar, add a drop of milk to soften the butter icing and making it more manageable

Now get ready to decorate. I am going to tell you how to make 8 quick, easy and effective ways to decorate your Halloween cupcakes!

1 - This is the first of three easy ghost toppers and a healthier one. Scoop out a hole in the top of the cupcake, cut a banana into three and place one of the ends in the cupcake. Ice with the butter cream around the edges and push chocolate chips into the banana for the eyes and mouth.

2 - This one was the kids favourite! Ice the top of the cupcake completely. Sit a large marshmallow on the top, stick two chocolate chips onto the marshmallow using royal icing and draw a mouth using a cocktail stick dipped in red food colouring. Finally ice a swirl on the top of the marshmallow.

3 - If you do not have any bananas or marshmallows don't worry! You can still make a ghost by piping a butter cream ghost. Using a cocktail stick dipped in red food colouring you can draw on some eyes and a mouth.

4 - In Aldi I found a bag of gummy teeth and lips which make great toppers. Ice the cupcake with the butter cream, add two chocolate chips for eyes and two sets of teeth.

5 - Using a piece of banana cut a finger shape. Ice the top of the cupcake, stick in the banana finger and using a cocktail stick dipped in red food colouring draw on a nail and finish with dripping blood at the end.

6 - To create a bloody cupcake simply ice the top and scrawl over red food colouring using a cocktail stick.

7 - Aldi have had some lovely little chocolate balls wrapped in orange foil with a pumpkin face. Ice the cupcake, scrawl over red food colouring with a cocktail stick and top with a pumpkin chocolate ball.

8 - Finally for the scary lips, ice the cupcake and top with a pair of gummy lips and using a cocktail stick dipped in red food colouring draw some blood dripping from each side of the lips.

There you have it, 8 quick and easy Halloween cupcake decorations! I also found this super spider place and bowl set at Aldi which was even reduced!

Have fun, enjoy and make it a treat of a Halloween, not a trick x


  1. What lovely creative ideas Kirsty! My kids would love to recreate these cupcakes. Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare

  2. What lovely, simple ideas. I love the spooky banana!

    1. They were so much fun to make and the kids loved them x

  3. Aw they're super cute! Hope you had a lovely Halloween!

  4. These look great, so creative! I hope you all enjoyed them and had a good Halloween!

  5. these look so good! We were rubbish this year and didn't really do halloween at all! x

  6. These are soo cute - I make a mean bat decoration with chocolate orange segments


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