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Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes – pipe ghosts onto your favorite cupcakes for a super fun, easy, and tasty Halloween treat!

I am most definitely not a crafty person. It is a running joke that my crafts turn out like a three year old. So when you see something like these Ghost Cupcakes or even my Spooky Spider Brownies, you know full well that you are capable of making them!

And not only can you make them, they will probably turn out cuter than mine.

What You’ll Need

  • Cupcakes
  • Frosting
  • Black Icing

You really can make these super simple and buy store bought cupcakes and frosting. Or you can go all out and use homemade. That is completely up to you how involved you want to get!

If you want chocolate cupcakes, I would following the recipe for these Grasshopper Cupcakes. Or you can use whatever your favorite flavor is; Lemon Cupcakes or even just White Cupcakes. And then my go-to frosting for everything in on these Frosted Sugar Cookies.

ghost cupcakes in wrappers

How To Make Ghost Cupcakes

  1. After your cupcakes are cooled completely you can either make or buy frosting.
  2. Fill a piping bag or ziploc storage bag with frosting. Cut off the tip, about 1/2 inch from the corner.
  3. Start on the outside and pipe circles up to the height of the ghosts that you want.
  4. Using the black frosting pipe the eyes and nose on the ghost.
ghost cupcakes in wrappers


You will want to store these in an airtight container, and they will last for 4-5 day. If you are making them ahead, you may want to wait to pipe on the faces until the day you serve. That part can melt or “fall” down and not look as cute a couple days later.

They do sell black food coloring, so you can definitely color your own frosting for the faces. But they also sell Black Icing Gel in the normal grocery store with the rest of the frosting. It comes in a tube that is already ready for piping and is just so easy when you need a small amount, so it is what I use.

cupcakes with ghost frosting on a table

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Yield: 12

Ghost Cupcakes

ghost cupcakes in wrappers

Ghost Cupcakes - pipe ghosts onto your favorite cupcakes for a super fun, easy, and tasty Halloween treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 12 cupcakes
  • 3 cups vanilla frosting
  • Black icing


  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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

12 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 581Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 17mgSodium 389mgCarbohydrates 87gFiber 2gSugar 74gProtein 3g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 25th of October 2013

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!

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

What a cute idea! Perfect for halloween.

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Tuesday 15th of October 2013

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. :)


Monday 14th of October 2013

These are so cute and perfect for Halloween! My littles would love these ;)


Sunday 13th of October 2013

cute cupcakes

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