So cute and easy, you’ll love making these fun mummy cupcakes for Halloween. They’re so simple, all you’ll need is yummy buttercream icing, a few candy eyeballs, and a piping bag to put them together.
Don’t worry if you’ve never used a piping bag before — this is the perfect easy design to start with!
Easy Halloween Mummy 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 Mummy Cupcakes.
They couldn’t be easier to make — all you need are a few simple ingredients.
- Chocolate or vanilla cupcakes
- White and black buttercream icing
- Candy Eyeball sprinkles
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 mummy shape once piped.
How to Make Mummy Cupcakes for Halloween
It’s very simple to make these cute mummies 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
- Flat petal tip, like Wilton #150
- Candy Eyeball Sprinkles
- Black Food Coloring
After you gather up the supplies, making your mummy cupcakes is easy.
The first thing to do is tint a small portion of the buttercream frosting with black food coloring. Then, spread a thin layer of the black frosting on top of the cupcakes.
Smooth out the black frosting, and top with two candy eyeballs.
Then, fill a piping bag with the remaining white frosting. Fit it with the flat petal tip. Pipe overlapping lines of white frosting on top of the cupcake, taking care to avoid the candy eyes. Criss-cross and overlap the lines of frosting to imitate mummy bandages.
Once you’ve covered the top of the cupcake, you’re done. Ta-da!
How cute would these cupcakes be at your next Halloween get-together? I also think they’d be a hit at a school Halloween party!
More Halloween Cupcakes
Don’t forget to check out these other awesome Halloween cupcake ideas!
- Monster Cupcakes
- Spider Web Cupcakes
- Candy Corn Cupcakes
- Ghost Cupcakes
- Tint 1/2 cup of the frosting black.
- Spread a thin layer of black frosting on the cupcakes. Top with two candy eyeballs.
- Place the white buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a flat petal tip. You can use a piping tip coupler, or simply slip the tip into the bag before filling it.
- Pipe long, overlapping stripes of white frosting around the eyes to cover the top of the cupcake. Criss-cross the lines to give a "mummy" effect.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250
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