Ghost Cupcakes




Ghost Cupcakes Can you believe that Halloween is just a few short weeks away?  I know people say it all the time, but I seriously can not believe how fast time goes by.  Do you have Halloween costumes picked out?  Are you ready?  My son decided to go as one of his favorite football players this year.  He already had the jersey, so I found a helmet, and I am modifying a pair of his baseball pants to have the right color stripe down the side.  Pretty easy as far as costumes go. Ghost Cupcakes To get in the Halloween spirit, I decided to make some ghost cupcakes.  I took the easy way out this time and used a box mix.  But if you have a favorite cake recipe, go right ahead!  You could do any flavor you wanted, the frosting just has to be white.  I am not very crafty or creative when it comes to stuff like this.  So it has to be easy if it is going to look good.  I am pretty much the epitome of those failed Pinterest pictures you see out there.  That means, that if you are craft challenged, you can make these too! Ghost Cupcakes I didn’t even use a special piping tip for this.  I just put the frosting in a sturdy zip-lock bag.  Then I cut about 1/2 an inch from one of the corners.  This piped out a perfect circle, that I swirled around to add height for the ghosts.  My father-in-law was pretty much in heaven with these cupcakes.  He and my husband have the same love of frosting.  Similar to why my husband eats a salad is for the dressing.  I am pretty sure the reason he eats cake is for the frosting.

Ghost Cupcakes

Yields 12

Fun cupcakes piled high with vanilla frosting to look like ghost.

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  1. Fill a zip lock bag with frosting. Cut about 1/2 an inch off the corner. Squeeze frosting onto cupcake, going in a circular motion.
  2. Once to the height you want, use the black icing to draw on eyes and a mouth.



  1. I love those! No, I haven’t done any of the things I need to do for Halloween yet, but there’s still time (haha). I love these cupcakes though. If I end up being the one to make treats for Dudette’s class, it’ll be these!

  2. Halloween may be interrupted by our little one, so I’m a total Halloween slacker this year :) These cupcakes are adorable!

  3. So cute!

  4. These are very adorable!! Love how easy they are to make.

  5. These are too cute, I love the little ghosts!

  6. I can’t say no to a cute ghost, loving these cupcakes!

  7. These are sooooo adorable! I’m off to pin these to my Halloween board! Adorable!

  8. SO completely adorable, Erin! I would love to serve these to some of my little friends…

  9. Oh I think I may actually be able to pull these cupcakes off! I, too, am decorated challenge haha

  10. So stinkin cute and so easy! LOVE IT !

  11. This is such a cute idea- Halloween always creeps up on me- I gotta get on that!!

  12. These are so simple but so cute! Way to put a smile on my face.

  13. I can understand your hubby’s and FIL’s love for these! They are adorable!

  14. Cute and easy and better than the store, thanks for sharing!

  15. cute cupcakes

  16. These are so cute and perfect for Halloween! My littles would love these 😉

  17. Gosh. I haven’t even thought about Halloween! I should really post something Halloween-y, right?

    And these are so cute! Awesome piping and decorating job. :)

  18. What a cute idea! Perfect for halloween.

  19. These cupcakes are so simple and cute! Love them! This is not time consuming and that is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thank you!


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