Recipe

Spooky Halloween cupcake decoration ideas

Get creative with the buttercream and piping bag to create all sorts of scary toppings!

  • 1 hr 30 mins preparation
  • Makes 12 Item
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Ingredients

Little cakes of horror
  • 340 gram packet buttercake mix
  • 1 1/2 quantities butter cream
  • green, red, black and blue colouring
  • 7 brite crawlers
  • black glossy decorating gel
  • 1 large white marshmallow
  • 1 giant black smartie
  • white glossy decorating gel
  • 1 black jelly bean
  • 1 black licorice strap
  • white glossy decorating gel
  • black glossy decorating gel
  • 3 white cake decorating stars
  • 2 milk bottles
  • black glossy decorating gel
  • 1 giant brown smartie
  • 1 brown smartie
  • 1 black licorice strap
  • 1 yellow crazy banana
  • 3 yellow cake decorating stars
  • white glossy decorating gel
  • black glossy decorating gel
  • 1 black and orange licorice allsort
  • 2 orange mini m&m's
  • 1 orange crazy banana
  • green colouring
  • black glossy decorating gel

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate; line six holes of 12-hole (⅓ cup/80ml) muffin pan with patty cases. Make cake according to directions on packet, pour ¼ cup mixture into each hole; bake in moderate oven about 20 minutes. Stand cakes in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.
  • 2
    SNAKES Cut 1.5cm deep hollow from centre of one patty cake. Tint ¹/6 of the butter cream with green colouring; spread over hollowed cake. Position ends of Brite Crawlers in hollow. Using black decorating gel, dot eyes on snakes.
  • 3
    EYEBALL Tint ¹/6 of the butter cream with red colouring; spread over one patty cake. Trim tip of large marshmallow; centre in cake for white of eye. Position giant Smartie on marshmallow for pupil. Using white decorating gel, pipe veins around white of eye on red butter cream.
  • 4
    BAT Tint ¹/6 of the butter cream with red colouring; spread over one patty cake. Centre jelly bean for bat's body. Cut two wings from licorice strap; position on either side of body. Using white decorating gel, pipe clouds on red butter cream for sky and eyes on bat; using black decorating gel, dot pupils on eyes. Position stars on red butter cream.
  • 5
    GHOSTS Tint ¹/6 of the butter cream with black colouring; spread over one patty cake. Cut milk bottles into ghost shapes; position on cake. Using black decorating gel, dot eyes on ghosts.
  • 6
    CAT Tint ¹/6 of the butter cream with blue colouring; spread over one patty cake. Position giant Smartie on cake for body and Smartie for head. Cut small piece of licorice strap into thin strip; position on body for tail. Cut small piece of licorice strap into two small triangles; position on head for ears. Position Crazy Banana on blue butter cream for moon; position stars on blue butter cream. Using white decorating gel, pipe eyes on cat; using black decorating gel, dot pupils on eyes.
  • 7
    WITCH Reserve 1 tablespoon of remaining ¹/6 of the butter cream in small bowl. Tint remaining butter cream with red colouring; spread over remaining patty cake. Slice a thin strip off allsort, trim into triangle; position for witch's hat. Using remainder of allsort, cut black pieces into two thin strips; position on cake for hat brim. Position M&M's for eyes; position Crazy Banana for nose. Tint reserved butter cream with green colouring. Spoon into piping bag; pipe hair onto witch. Using black decorating gel, dot pupils, nose bump and mouth on witch.

Notes

The cake mix is enough to make 12 patty cakes, which leave the other 6 cakes up to your imagination!

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