So cute and easy, you’ll love making these fun ghost cupcakes for Halloween. They’re so simple, all you’ll need is white buttercream icing, a few sprinkles, and chocolate chips to put them together.
Easy Halloween Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a simple — yet super cute! — way to decorate cupcakes for Halloween, you’ve found it in this recipe for Halloween Ghost Cupcakes.
They couldn’t be simpler to make — all you need are a few simple ingredients.
- Chocolate or vanilla cupcakes
- White buttercream icing
- Small black sprinkles
- Mini chocolate chips
You can make your own cupcakes and frosting from scratch. And if you do, I’m sure you’ll enjoy a yummier tasting cupcake!
But, you can also buy unfrosted cupcakes from a bakery, or whip some up with a purchased box mix. No judgment here! I know how busy holidays can be!
And for the icing, you’ll just want to make sure you have a thick, pipable icing that will keep its ghost shape once piped.
How to Make Ghost Cupcakes for Halloween
It’s very simple to make these cute ghosts on top of cupcakes. So gather a piping bag and a large, round tip, and let’s get started.
You’ll need these materials:
- Piping Bag
- Large Round Tip
- Mini Chocolate Chips
After you gather up the supplies, making your ghost cupcakes is easy. Simply fill a piping bag fitted with a large round tip, and pipe a tall mound of frosting in the center of a cupcake. When you get to the end, pull the tip up and away to create a peak. Add sprinkles for eyes and chocolate chips for a month. Ta-da!
Watch this How-To Video
How cute would these cupcakes be at your next Halloween party?
I also think they’d be a hit as a school Halloween party activity since they are so easy to put together!
More Halloween Cupcakes
Don’t forget to check out these other awesome Halloween cupcake ideas!
- Monster Cupcakes
- Spider Web Cupcakes
- Candy Corn Cupcakes
- Mummy Cupcakes
- Place buttercream in a piping bag fitted with large round tip. You can use a piping tip coupler, or simply slip the tip into the bag before filling it.
- Pipe tall mound of frosting in the center of the cupcake. You can pipe one single large mound -- or pipe frosting in a swril on top of the cupcake. At the top, pull up and out, creating a peak.
- Add sprinkles for eyes, and a chocolate chips for a mouth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275
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Sarah Stearns is an artist, maker, and blogger at sarahmaker.com
Her work has been featured in Scientific American, Good Housekeeping, Vox, Apartment Therapy, and more.
Sarah lives and works in North Carolina with her husband and young kids.