Sunday, October 6, 2013

Graveyard Cupcakes

I hate cupcakes. Despise them really. I think because I have to make them perfectly. I spend far too long frosting to make sure all of the edges are smooth then run out of frosting before I can complete 12.

Plus, baking them requires far too much time. With only 2 pans of 6 cupcakes each, I can make 12 cupcakes at a time. TWELVE people. That guarantees me a full hour of sitting in front of the oven before they're even all baked. Ugh.... That's why I rarely have a cupcake recipe on my blog and it's only when I'm really feeling ambitious.

And if you ask me, I would give these cupcakes a 2/10. They're sloppy...

But, they're for my kids. And while I try to perfect the art of them, they're also going to feed their little bellies. And while they relish in the idea of a pumpkin candy sitting on a cupcake and a tree made of chocolate, I need to get over myself.

So alas, I will post my sloppy Halloween cupcakes. Hopefully someone finds them useful. And on the upside, they are easy peasy!

You will need:
12-2 1/2 inch chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled (I used a box mix... shh, don't call the blog police)
1 container vanilla frosting
1 bag of pumpkin shaped candy corn
chocolate wafer cookies
1/2 cup chocolate or chocolate melts, melted

  1. Frost prepared cupcakes with a coating of vanilla frosting and set aside. 
  2. In a Ziploc bag, crush 10 chocolate wafer cookies (not frosted) and sprinkle the tops of the cupcakes to make it look like "dirt".
  3. Fill a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the melted chocolate melts and snip the bottom so the piping will be thin. On a piece of wax piper, pipe of the shape of your trees. I used squiggly lines coming out of the ends, use your imagination here. Place the chocolate "trees" in the fridge to harden.
  4. Taking one wafer cookie, use a serrated knife to cut 2 of the ends off of the cookie to make the shape of the grave stone. 
  5. Fill a Ziploc bag with a quarter cup of white frosting, snip the end to make a small pipe, and write on your stones. Use your imagination here as well but the words I chose were "RIP", "Boo", and "AH!". Set aside.
  6. Once your trees are set, working fast, gently stick a tree into the top of the cupcake, a gravestone into the other side and place a pumpkin candy corn on top.
  7. Use your creativity and have fun! (I sometimes forget to do that)

 I hope you enjoy my perfectly imperfect cupcakes this Halloween season! Stay tuned for plenty more Halloween recipes to come..... After all, it is my favorite season!


  1. You make them better than me haha! They must be very tasty!

  2. So cute! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays! I'd love to have you link up!