15 Oct

I really hope you guys like cupcakes because I have quite a few to share with you over the next couple of weeks.

If you’re looking for cupcake ideas for your upcoming Halloween party, or even some ideas for how to use up all that candy you’re sure to have very soon, I may have some ideas for you. 😉

Those two cupcakes up there might look time-consuming but actually, they’re pretty easy if you have access to a silicone mold.

I found my skull molds at my local dollar store but you may also find them at craft and baking supply stores as well.

Making the skulls is easy, just pour some melted white chocolate or white candy melts into your molds (assuming you have the molds of course) and wait for them to set up completely. I put mine in the freezer because I’m impatient.

Once the skulls are set, you can literally just pop them right out of the molds and use them however you like.

If you want to make red or blood-shot eyes, just dab a little red food coloring on the inside of the molds with a paper towel or small paint brush before you pour the white chocolate in.

The skull on the left is sitting on a heart made of marbled fondant. I’m a big fan of homemade marshmallow fondant. But if you’re not interested in making any, you can always use the packaged stuff from a baking supply store. It won’t be nearly as tasty though.

This is the recipe and method that I use to make fondant.

Whether you’re using the pre-made stuff or the homemade stuff, you’ll need to color it if you’re going to be doing any marbling. Just add a few drops of color and knead the fondant until you see the marbling that you want.

Then roll out the fondant with a rolling pin until you reach your desired thickness and cut out with a small heart-shaped cutter or the cutter of your choice.

Lay the fondant cut-out on top of the frosted cupcake, set your fancy skull on top, and get ready for lots of ooohs and aaaahs from your friends and family.

I like to use pliable candy like Starburst, Tootsie Rolls, and Airheads to make any additional details like the pink rose buds and bows.

If fondant isn’t for you, you can always use the molds to make the skulls and then just place them on top of your frosted cupcakes…

And… if you prefer a healthier treat, just fill the molds with your kids’ favorite yogurt and freeze until set. I like to add sprinkles or creepy candy eyes to the eye sockets before I fill the molds with yogurt:


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