Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Skull Cupcakes


Halloween is in less than 3 weeks and I've been getting us into the spirit with some fun Halloween themed cupcakes. I plan on posting a Halloween inspired cupcake, every Tuesday, until Halloween. The kids are loving it, and so are the neighbours, since I love to share my creations. These skull cupcakes are a combination of fun and creepiness. Slightly spooky, but too yummy to pass up. The perfect Halloween goody.


These cupcakes are so simple to make. I first saw them on the Family Fun website. I was so curious to see how they had extended the cupcake, to make the jaw of the skull.The original recipe called for half of a large marshmallow, but I only had mini ones, so I used two (end to end). Once frosted, they really give these cupcakes a jaw like shape. The kids thought they were super cool, as did Hubby. (And it's hard to impress him with cupcakes, since he's not a big fan of them). I made a homemade white icing, so I will include the recipe for that as well.

Skull Cupcakes
Adapted from Family Fun Magazine

12 marshmallows
Confectioners' sugar
24 unfrosted cupcakes (white or yellow works best)
White frosting
Junior Mints, chocolate chips, and slivered almonds

Cut the marshmallows in half widthwise using kitchen shears dipped in confectioners' sugar (this keeps them from sticking).

Sweet Skull - Step 2 Carefully pull each cupcake liner partially away from the cake and tuck half a marshmallow between the paper and the cupcake to create the skull's jaw.

Frost each cupcake and marshmallow, then add Junior Mints with white frosting dots for eyes, a chocolate chip nose, and slivered almond teeth.

White Frosting

1/3 C shortening
1 tsp almond extract
2 C powdered sugar
2-3 Tbs half and half

Mix the shortening with the almond extract and powdered sugar, until well combined. Thin to desired consistency with half and half; starting with 2 Tbs and adding more if needed.


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sugarswings said...

these came out great! thanks for sharing how to make the jaw!

Creative Cupcake Recipes said...

What a great Skull. Its so distinct. Thanks for sharing.

Cupcakes said...

You seriously need your own cooking show! Everything you post is fantastic!

Debra Daniels-Zeller said...

I love your pictures, you make baking for the holidays look fun!

HoosierHomemade said...

How fun are those!? Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Tuesday!

Erin said...

These are so cute! Great job!

Cassidy Bradshaw said...

These look really fun and easy. Come link up with me if you'd like at http://cass-eats.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing!