Saturday, September 18, 2010

4 Cute Halloween Cupcakes

These 4 creative Halloween cupcakes are an absolute scream!

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Instant coffee granules enhance these cupcakes' already rich chocolatey flavor. Top with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and add your favorite Halloween-inspired toppings, like licorice, jelly beans, or even plastic cake toppers (like the black cat shown here).

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Little Monster Cupcakes

Everyone knows that when it comes to cupcakes, the fun is in the frosting. Dress up a basic cupcake batter by creating monster faces with colored icing and assorted candies, such as licorice string, mini and regular M&Ms, mini marshmallows, jellybeans, and gummy candies.

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Skeleton Cupcakes

Give your chocolate cupcakes a scary skeleton makeover! Frost Chocolate Cupcakes with a dollop of homemade white frosting, then top with a chocolate wafer and upside down mini chocolate cupcake. Add brown M&Ms for eyes and black licorice for a nose. White jelly beans transform this skeleton into a tasty, toothy treat.

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Mini Ghost Cupcakes

At just 15 cents per serving, these mini cupcakes are easy to prepare and to work into your budget. Bake 3 dozen Mini Chocolate Cupcakes, then pipe whipped topping into a ghost shape and use chocolate chips for the eyes and nose.

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