Monday, October 10, 2011

Ghost Cupcakes

I've been a little surprised at some of the crafty things (read cute cupcakes) we've had around here lately.  Mostly because when I'm in the middle of an assignment scoring SATs, everything non-essential around the house usually gets put off (as well as some of the essentials.)  This time around I got smart though, and I've hired a middle school friend come over and play with the kids and keep them entertained after school a couple days a week, while I work at the computer.

Making cupcakes with them is a sure fire way to keep the kids happy and entertained.

A couple days ago, she helped the kids bake cupcakes and make frosting and I showed them how to turn them into these cute ghosts.  I first saw them on Tatertots and Jello a few weeks ago, and the original is from Sugar Swings

Seriously, once the frosting is made, these take about 5 minutes to decorate.

We used our favorite 7-Minute Frosting with these, which is super creamy and much healthier than regular frosting.  (There was no way, I was going to pile on that much regular buttercream frosting on one cupcake.)  The original idea used cool-whip which would also be good.  We piped the frosting through a gallon size ziploc baggie with a corner snipped off for super easy clean up. pics of the process...but they're so easy, you don't really need them.

Then they added two mini-chocolate chips for the eyes and a regular chocolate chip for the mouth.  The originals used raisens...but we like our chocolate around here.

And Firecracker had to make a few extra ghastly ghosts with extra eyes.

Gotta love cute treats that are also super easy to make.  If you're interested in the other cute Halloween ideas I'm hoping to try (but will probably run out of time for), check out my Halloween Board on Pinterest.

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  1. Cute! This kind of cupcake decorating is totally my speed. :)

  2. These would go well with the ghost craft on Dorothy's blog:

  3. I love a fun Halloween idea-I pinned it. If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link it up here:

  4. awesome!! thanks for the mention and link, so glad u tried them :)

  5. Too cute! Visiting from Be different act normal.
    -Mackenzie @

  6. oh, these are adorable & we sure do love making cupcakes in our house too! BTW, love the mummies too!

    would love to invite you to link up this idea & any others on my weekly child centered linky party - The Sunday Showcase (open thru Thurs.) -



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