Cupcake frenzy! Halloween themed cupcakes Part 2

Hello again! I promised you more posts on cupcakes for Halloween. I believe the previous cupcakes are fairly easy to design, have you tried making them yet? Here are the second batches you can try for Halloween! After you are done making these, place them so they add to your Halloween decorations.

Brainiac Cupcakes


  • 1 batch One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcakes


  1. Prepare chocolate cupcakes according to recipe. Cool completely.
  2. While cupcakes are cooling, make buttercream.
  3. To decorate, use a medium round tip (such as Ateco #12) to pipe a mound of buttercream in the center of cupcake, then outline and pipe a brain design over it.
Wicked Witch Cupcakes


  • 24 brown mini M&Ms, plus more for filling (optional)
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Dirty Green Simple Buttercream
  • 12 chocolate sugar cones
  • 1 pound(s) black licorice laces, cut into 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch, and 2-inch lengths
  • 12 candy corns
  1. Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake and fill with mini M&Ms, if desired.
  2. Cover the tops of each cupcake with a generous mound (about 1/3 cup) of buttercream. Insert one candy corn into each cupcake to form a nose. Using brown mini M&Ms, insert two into each cupcake to form eyes. Place two short lengths of licorice above the eyes to form eyebrows for the witch. Place the shorter licorice lengths above the eyebrows to form bangs. Place an inverted cone on top of bangs, pressing gently into buttercream to adhere. Place the longer licorice lengths under the cone hat to form the hair.
Tentacle Alien Monster Cupcake


Prepare the vanilla or chocolate cupcake recipe. Spread each cupcake with a thin layer of meringue buttercream tinted with a few drops of green food coloring. Cut strips of green taffy and attach around the top of each cupcake. For the eye, slice a yellow gumdrop in half and press into the top of the cupcake. A piece of black licorice attached in front of the gumdrop completes the creepy gaze.



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