Every holiday (and birthday or minor celebration) calls for cupcakes. We know this much to be true. And with Halloween only a few days away, we're checking out some of the coolest and creepiest cupcakes for your festivities. If you're planning a party, be sure to take a look if you're in the need for some inspiration.
1. Mummy Cupcakes
A few strips of icing and some eyes make for a mummy. Make these as cute or as gory as you like.
2. Secret Pumpkin Cupcakes
These cupcakes are cute enough on the outside, but inside, they have a surprise!
3. Scarecrow Cupcake
Candy corn, M&M's, and toasted coconut make for the perfect scarecrow faces. Feel free to accessorize with anything else.
4. Devil Cupcakes
These simple red-frosted cupcakes (devil's food cake, of course) have teeny fondant horns.
5. Finger Cupcake
6. Worm Cupcake
7. Broken Glass Cupcake
Okay, these look a little too real. The "glass" is made of sugar, and even though it's not really glass, it can get sharp, so be careful.
8. Maple Leaf Cupcakes
Perfect for celebrating the autumn season! The leaves were created by melting down Jolly Ranchers candies into a leaf-shaped mold.
9. You can do pretty much anything with fondant, like create these cool witch's hats
10. Spider Cupcakes
Oreos and licorice make for easy spider buddies.
11. Another Spider Cupcake
If you really like your arachnids, try using pocky to make some crawly legs. Or, you can have 2D legs by simply using chocolate icing.
12. Owl Cupcakes
Oreos (opened up) can also be made into big owl eyes.
13. Vampire Cupcakes
A bit more restrained with the oozing blood, these cupcakes might just come back to life.
14. Ghost Cupcakes
Just a simple squirt of icing can make a cute ghost. This shape could also make a cool witch's hat if you used another color.
15. More Ghost Cupcakes!
There's no wrong way to make ghost cupcakes!
16. Jack Skellington Cupcakes
The Pumpkin King is a staple of Halloween, and his face is easy to recreate in chocolate and vanilla.
17. Frankenstein Cupcakes
This adorable little guy is decorated with candies and icing for the signature look.
18. Graveyard Cupcakes
Snap a vanilla wafer in half and decorate with frosting, and you've got yourself a tombstone. Placed into the icing of a cupcake, your dessert tray becomes a spooky cemetery.
19. Autumn Tree Cupcakes
The trees can be made with any fast-cooling chocolate painted onto waxed paper and then peeled off. Just make sure they're thick enough, otherwise they might break.
20. Brain Cupcakes (with "blood clot")
These are not for the squeamish.
If any of these appeal to you, click on the links under the photos to get the recipes. Happy baking!