Skeleton Halloween Cupcakes (Step by Step)

These are lovable Skeleton Halloween Cupcakes which are good for spooky season! Straightforward to make and so cute for classroom events and a enjoyable exercise to do along with your children!

Multiple sprinkle covered cupcakes decorated with skeleton toppers made from white chocolate covered pretzels.

Skeleton Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is such a enjoyable vacation to brighten for. You may go tremendous spooky with ghosts, skeletons and ghouls, or so extra festive with pumpkins and scarecrows. It’s actually all in regards to the vibe you like! At this time we’re getting cute, however spooky with these candy Skeleton Cupcakes! They’re simple to assemble and are the right deal with for the company of your Halloween get together.

Why You’ll Love This Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

  • Straightforward. Simply bake up some vanilla cupcakes, add frosting, then dip them in sprinkles and assemble your skeletons on high. The skeletons are made with store-bought gadgets so they’re insanely simple to do.
  • Tremendous cute! Simply have a look at these festive sprinkles and lovable skeletons? That is the sort of spooky-fun dessert that everybody loves.
  • Spectacular & enjoyable. Should you’re searching for a easy Halloween dessert that can impress everybody, that is it! Children may even assist adorn their cupcakes as a enjoyable get together exercise.
Marshmallows, white chocolate covered pretzels, food coloring markers, and cupcakes on a white cutting board

What You’ll Want

You’ll want to collect your provides earlier than getting began along with your cupcakes. Right here is the brief listing with useful hyperlinks for ordering!

  • Baked cupcakes. You may bake cupcake from scratch utilizing my vanilla cupcakes recipe or my chocolate cupcakes recipe. Even a pumpkin pie spice frosting could be delish! And you’ll completely make cupcakes utilizing a boxed combine, or perhaps a bakery cupcake. The star of the who right here is the lovable skeleton toppers, so use no matter cupcakes you like!
  • Frosting. I, after all, use my buttercream frosting recipe as a result of it’s the BEST, however once more use no matter frosting you want. You may even use canned frosting, cream cheese frosting or chocolate. You have to it to high the cupcakes, or course, but in addition to make use of as a “glue” when assembling the skeletons. 
  • Lollipop sticks. I ordered my lollipop sticks on amazon HERE, however you possibly can readily discover them at craft shops, and even Walmart or Goal. They should be 6- inch sticks to offer you adequate room, however not. You may even have to trim the lollipop sticks relying on how excessive you swirl your frosting. 
  • White chocolate coated pretzels. You will discover these simply on the grocery store, or organize them. Here are the pretzels I used!
  • Meals coloring pens. You’ll use these to attract on the faces of your skeletons. I bought my food markers on Amazon.
  • Marshmallows. You’ll each common sized marshmallows in addition to minis on your skeletons. The common sized will probably be used for the faces and the minis will probably be utilized in between the pretzel “ribs” as an area maker. 
  • Festive sprinkles. That is non-compulsory, however they do add to the cuteness! I purchased my Halloween sprinkles on-line.
Cupcake covered in Halloween themed sprinkles on a cutting board surrounded by marshmallows and edible food markers

How To Make Skeleton Halloween Cupcakes

The steps of those are all simple. Give your self a bit grace on the primary one, however one you get the hold of it, you’re good to go!

  • Collect your provides. It helps to have your cupcakes baked BEFORE you make the skeleton toppers.
  • Add frosting and sprinkles. Unfold frosting on high of every cupcake and coat your entire high with sprinkles. The simplest approach to do that is to only dip your entire frosted a part of your cupcake in a plate with sprinkles on it, however you would simply rim the cupcake or use a light-weight hand.
  • Prep the marshmallows. Flatten the common sized marshmallows into circles for the heads and draw on faces with the black meals coloring marker. Press the lollipop stick into the marshmallow making a the skeleton head. 
  • Assemble the skeletons. Now take 3 pretzels which would be the skeleton “rib cage”. Thread one onto the lollipop stick. Take a mini marshmallow and squeeze it flat between your fingers. Thread this after the pretzel and repeat the method 2 extra instances so you might have 3 pretzels on the stick. The mini marshmallows give area between the pretzels. (You too can use frosting for this so as to add to the soundness and maintain the pretzels in place so that they don’t spin.)
  • Add to your cupcakes. Subsequent place the skeletons into the cupcakes by urgent the lollipop stick into the middle of the cupcake.
  • Add arms. Then break the pretzels aside into items to create “arms”. Unfold a small quantity of frosting on one facet of the piece after which relaxation it on the highest “rib”. The extra curved the piece of pretzel is, the higher it’s going to hook on. Hope this is smart!

Ta da! You simply make skeleton cupcakes for Halloween.

A halloween cupcake topped with a skeleton made from marshmallows and white chocolate covered pretzels

How To Retailer These Skeleton Cupcakes

Cupcakes will be saved for as much as 3 days at room temperature. They’re a bit more difficult to retailer once they’ve been assembled with the skeleton toppers, however positioned in a big container, nestled collectively and coated with plastic wrap (Cling Wrap or Press N Seal) works nice!

Can I Make Cupcakes Days In Advance?

You can also make cupcakes as much as 3 days upfront if saved hermetic at room temperature. They are going to be good for as much as 5 days if saved hermetic within the fridge. You may even freeze cupcakes, frosted or unfrosted saved hermetic within the freezer for as much as 60 days.

Skeletons with marshmallow heads and white chocolate pretzel "rib cages" on top of sprinkle covered cupcakes

Enjoyable Variation Concepts

There are such a lot of enjoyable variations for the cupcakes. Listed below are few concepts:

  • Use the toppers on a layer cake! This might make a brilliant spectacular cake lots like my Vampire Bat Cake!
  • Coloured frosting as a substitute of sprinkles, or each! Orange frosting could be lovable!
  • Pumpkin cupcakes. Strive making pumpkin cupcakes as a substitute of vanilla to essentially get fall themed!
  • Add eyes. Use eyeballs sprinkles or sweet eyes as a substitute of the black edible marker. Connect them to the marshmallow with a bit frosting.
  • Pipe some frosting. Use a piping bag to swirl the frosting up, or use inexperienced meals coloring within the frosting and a piping bag with a small spherical tip to make the frosting appear like grass! Use any piping ideas you desire to!
  • Add sweet shapes. You possibly can even add some gummy worms or sweet bones on high of the cupcake to make them essentially the most spooky treats.

Extra Halloween Meals Concepts

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Description

These lovable Skeleton Halloween Cupcakes are going to be the hit of your Halloween get together! The recipe is written for twenty-four cupcake toppers. You may regulate to as many as you’re planning on making.


    • 24 vanilla cupcakes, baked and cooled
    • Festive sprinkles
    • 4 cups buttercream frosting 
    • 24 lollipop sticks (6- inches in size)
    • 90 white chocolate coated pretzels (approximate)
    • Meals coloring pens, I like to make use of black
    • 24 common Marshmallows
    • 72 mini marshmallows

  1. Frost the baked cupcakes as desired. Pipe or unfold the frosting on high.
  2. Add sprinkles to brighten if desired. Set the cupcakes apart and assemble the skeleton toppers.
  3. Make the skeleton heads: Press the common sized marshmallows to flatten. Utilizing the black edible meals marker, draw on faces. Press the lollipop stick into the marshmallow making a the skeleton head.
  4. Assemble the our bodies: Take 3 pretzels per skeleton and three mini marshmallows which can make the skeleton “rib cage”. Flatten the marshmallows by squeezing them between your fingers. Thread one pretzel onto the lollipop stick, adopted by a mini marshmallow and repeat the method 2 extra instances so you might have 3 pretzels  and three marshmallows on the stick. *The mini marshmallows give area between the pretzels. (You too can use frosting for this so as to add to the soundness and maintain the pretzels in place so that they don’t spin.)
  5. Press every skeleton into the ready cupcakes.
  6. Add the arms: Break or fastidiously minimize the pretzels into items to create “arms”. Unfold a small quantity of frosting on one facet of the piece after which relaxation it on the highest “rib”. The extra curved the piece of pretzel is, the higher it’s going to hook on. 

Notes

Be certain to refer again to the publish on this one for photos of the step-by-step course of and useful ideas

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