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Creative Halloween Cupcake Designs


Unique Halloween Cupcake Design Ideas

Cupcakes are really hot right now, and it's time to find designs and recipes for the very best Halloween themed cupcakes you can find. It took me hours to sort through Halloween cupcake ideas and recipes to come up with just a few I felt were the very best creative designs and ideas. I hope you enjoy these selections of my top picks for Halloween Designer Cupcakes.

These unique and adorable octopus cupcakes are from: familygo.


Green Goblin Cupcakes

I love the frosting architecture of these green goblin cupcakes. For a different occasion this same design would make wonderful chrysanthemum, or other flower, cupcakes. How about piping in a doll head for a princess or fairy cupcake.

Design idea: goofygoblins

Icing Piper


Magic Pumpkin Cupcake

Simple but elegant swirl design cupcake. Any candy could be placed in the center, but this one has the effect of a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch.

By cupcakeobsession

Halloween Candy for Toppers


Candy Corn Cupcakes

Sometimes the simpler the better. These not only look good, but they look very delicious, too. Again, any favorite treat could be pressed in the icing, but these look just right just the way they are.

By pinchmysalt

More Candy Cupcake Inspiration (stringoftheories)

More Candy Cupcake Inspiration (stringoftheories)

More Candy Cupcake Inspiration (stringoftheories)


Braininess Cupcakes

Well, not sure if I would really want to eat these, but it is Halloween. Make these brain food cupcakes with an icing piper and just the right tint of food coloring.

By familyfun

Food Coloring


Skellington Cupcakes

So easy and so cute! The most important thing about this design is getting a true black color to the features.

By family

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Top Hat Skeleton Cupcakes

A completely different idea for skeleton cupcakes. It's hard to be scared by these happy hatted guys. Use mini cupcakes and chocolate wafer cookies for the hats -- or how about peanut butter cups. M&Ms and small white jelly beans make eyes and teeth.

Complete instructions: myrecipes.


Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

Almost too cute to eat. So rich these fondant ghosts are best made as mini cupcakes.

By sweetandsaucy

More Fondant Inspiration by

More Fondant Inspiration by

More Fondant Inspiration by



Elegant Halloween Affair Cupcakes

Halloween wedding anyone?

Elegant works of art by thelittlepinkcakecompany.

Fun Fondant Kid Cupcakes

Fun Fondant Kid Cupcakes

Fun Fondant Kid Cupcakes


Someone's Watching Me Cupcakes

Forest eye cupcakes inspired by the spooky trees in Snow White.

By family.go

Halloween Fondant Inspiration (simplycaked)

Halloween Fondant Inspiration (simplycaked)

Halloween Fondant Inspiration (simplycaked)


Creepy Black Widow Spider Cupcakes

One of the better designs for spider cupcakes I found.

Inspiration: yukomushi.


Creep You Out Spider Cupcakes

Okay, now these are so real looking I wouldn't be eating them in the dark. The spiders are completely made with gum drops.

Recipe and instructions: howstuffworks.


Mummies Watching You Cupcakes

There were plenty of mummy cupcakes lurking about, but I thought these were by far the cutest. Follw the photo and use a pastry tip to make ribbons of icing as shown, and candy pearl eyes.

Inspired by: blogniako


Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are packing a hidden surprise inside to help them keep their shape (and help you lose yours). There is actually half of a package doughnut under that frosting.

For video tutorial: kitchendaily.


Real Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes both look and taste good. I love how these are decorated - very simple, yet trendy. They remind me of polka dot dresses and calico prints.

Recipes and directions: getcookingsimply.

Halloween Sprinkles

Halloween Sprinkles

Halloween Sprinkles



Wise Old Owl Cupcakes

Another "Best of it's Class" Cupcake. There were lots of owl cupcakes, but none as cute as this one.

Recipe and instructions: family.go.

Halloween Cupcake Liners


Tentacles in a Twist

I couldn't resist adding this tentacle cupcake inspiration since this is Squidoo. Thanks for the drawing tatoodonkey.

Reader Feedback

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 03, 2013:

I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed your lens so much, I've added it to my Halloween cupcake lens. Thanks!

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 03, 2013:

I think this is my favorite halloween cupcake lens yet. Great job!

Takkhis on November 07, 2012:

Wow! Beautiful Halloween cake-cup designs.

Fox Music on October 25, 2012:

Thank you for this Delicious Lens "Creative Halloween Cupcake Designs"

Fox Music on October 15, 2012:

Thank you for this remarkable and delicious lens "Creative Halloween Cupcake Designs"

Kumar P S on September 07, 2012:

Nice designs ! Thanks for sharing.

Kumar P S on September 07, 2012:

Nice designs ! Thanks for sharing.

dandy3 on September 03, 2012:

They look so cute and yummy. :)

coletta lm on May 05, 2012:

Braininess cupcakes - looks so realistic! Great ideas, thanks for putting all these recipes together in this great lens :) Pinned to my pinterest's Halloween board..

Susan300 on December 01, 2011:

So many cute desgns!! :)

anonymous on October 29, 2011:

Damn this ideas are awesome!

privresearch on October 29, 2011:

Excellent cupcake designs!They look delicious too

desa999 lm on October 29, 2011:

How I love cup cakes and these look delicious!

jdwheeler on October 28, 2011:

The "brain" cupcakes are way cool!!!

bames24 lm on October 28, 2011:

will try these... :)

Jennifer_Glennon on October 27, 2011:

I am goin gto have to try my hand at some of these cupcakes.

Yourpersonalcon on October 27, 2011:

Oh what fun- such a great job!

chth907 on October 26, 2011:

These treats are tasty looking. I am much better at eating them than making them

Julia Morais on October 26, 2011:

I love cupcakes. As in eating them, not making them. But this lens has inspired me. I like.

littlelotus on October 26, 2011:

wow... very creative and very cool designs!!!

ayejayjay on October 26, 2011:

Love the skellington ones.

Pat from Midwest, USA on October 26, 2011:

Oh my!!! These photos are priceless I can't remember when I enjoyed a "feel good" lens more! I'm always in awe of creativity with food. I bet you had fun creating this lens!! If I was a cook, I'd be trying some of these! I'm passing this one on!

anonymous on October 26, 2011:

Saw this sweetness on the welcome page and I can sure see why its there! Adorable ideas, that owl just takes the cake....Happy Halloween!

Samantha Lynn from Missouri on October 26, 2011:

Love the brains!

Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on October 26, 2011:

LOL! These are all sooo freakin cute! Love the brains ones. LOL Thanks for such an awesome article!! :)

SuneXtra on October 26, 2011:

I love the Mummies cupcakes!!

fanmail on October 26, 2011:

I could go for some brains right about now. Looks great!

anonymous on October 25, 2011:

Mummies Watching You Cupcakes look outstanding, love it...

DavidCzajka on October 25, 2011:

Braininess Cupcakes Looks Yummy :P

thesitedoc on October 25, 2011:

So cute, love it! :)

totalhealth on October 25, 2011:

very creative, my favorite is the brain cupcakes, perfect for the halloween.

savenlives on October 24, 2011:

great ideas. Love the top hat skeleton :)

anonymous on October 24, 2011:

very nice lens and tons of ideas! if i had time this year i'd try it out :-) thanks!

leatherfads on October 24, 2011:

I have been out of good recipes off late that can interest my family, but after reading this article I can finally try out newer and healthier food items. I am sure my family would like it too. Cheers!!!

dogface lm on October 23, 2011:

These look way too good to be eaten!

HalloweenRecipes on October 23, 2011:

The octopus cupcakes look just like the Squidoo logo to me! They are my favorites on this page. Great Lens.

bodhimedia on October 23, 2011:

I like the pumpkin cupcakes, great idea. I wrote a lense about pumpkin cupcakes with a little holiday twist. Check out the top 5 grossest pumpkin cupcake ideas and learn how to make great pumpkin cupcakes from a pro! Recipe included.

APackageAtTheDoor on October 22, 2011:

Great Halloween cupcake ideas! I'll be making some next week. Hmm. What to choose? What to choose? Thanks!

ErHawkns7100 on October 17, 2011:

Wow, these are so awesome. So many I want to make, so hard to choose from.

Frankie Kangas from California on October 17, 2011:

These are fantastic cupcake ideas! Blessed with pleasure and while drooling. Bear hugs, Frankie

PurplePansy LM on October 14, 2011:

So many cute Halloween cupcake ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on October 07, 2011:

Nancy, I just got 100 points for liking this lens, which is my 900th "like". Just wanted you to know...such fun!

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on October 07, 2011:

These are absolutely the cutest bunch of cupcakes I've ever seen. Unique ideas and fun! Thanks for sharing.

anonymous on October 07, 2011:

They look great and so yummy. Blessed!

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