Your Halloween Party Just Got Better With These Creative Cupcake Ideas.

Every holiday (and birthday or minor celebration) calls for cupcakes. We know this much to be true. And with Halloween only a few days away, we’re checking out some of the coolest and creepiest cupcakes for your festivities. If you’re planning a party, be sure to take a look if you’re in the need for some inspiration.

1. Mummy Cupcakes

Mummy Cupcakes

BoredPanda/Keri Zaczek

A few strips of icing and some eyes make for a mummy. Make these as cute or as gory as you like.

2. Secret Pumpkin Cupcakes

Secret Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hungry Happenings

These cupcakes are cute enough on the outside, but inside, they have a surprise!

3. Scarecrow Cupcake

Scarecrow Cupcake


Candy corn, M&M’s, and toasted coconut make for the perfect scarecrow faces. Feel free to accessorize with anything else.

4. Devil Cupcakes

Devil Cupcakes

Ambrosia Baking

These simple red-frosted cupcakes (devil’s food cake, of course) have teeny fondant horns.

5. Finger Cupcake

Finger Cupcake

BoredPanda/Mariepier Santerre


6. Worm Cupcake

Worm Cupcake

BoredPanda/Isabelle Payne

7. Broken Glass Cupcake

Broken Glass Cupcake

Story of a Kitchen

Okay, these look a little too real. The “glass” is made of sugar, and even though it’s not really glass, it can get sharp, so be careful.

8. Maple Leaf Cupcakes

Maple Leaf Cupcakes

Cake Central

Perfect for celebrating the autumn season! The leaves were created by melting down Jolly Ranchers candies into a leaf-shaped mold.

Little Big Company

9. You can do pretty much anything with fondant, like create these cool witch’s hats

10. Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes


Oreos and licorice make for easy spider buddies.

11. Another Spider Cupcake

Another Spider Cupcake

Not Martha

If you really like your arachnids, try using pocky to make some crawly legs. Or, you can have 2D legs by simply using chocolate icing.

12. Owl Cupcakes

Owl Cupcakes

Arctic Garden Studio

Oreos (opened up) can also be made into big owl eyes.

13. Vampire Cupcakes

Vampire Cupcakes

Flickr/Stacy Spensley

A bit more restrained with the oozing blood, these cupcakes might just come back to life.

14. Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes


Just a simple squirt of icing can make a cute ghost. This shape could also make a cool witch’s hat if you used another color.

15. More Ghost Cupcakes!

More Ghost Cupcakes!

Everyday Southwest

There’s no wrong way to make ghost cupcakes!

16. Jack Skellington Cupcakes

Jack Skellington Cupcakes

The Pumpkin King is a staple of Halloween, and his face is easy to recreate in chocolate and vanilla.

17. Frankenstein Cupcakes

Frankenstein Cupcakes

Your Cup of Cake

This adorable little guy is decorated with candies and icing for the signature look.

18. Graveyard Cupcakes

Graveyard Cupcakes

Cupcake Diaries

Snap a vanilla wafer in half and decorate with frosting, and you’ve got yourself a tombstone. Placed into the icing of a cupcake, your dessert tray becomes a spooky cemetery.

19. Autumn Tree Cupcakes

Autumn Tree Cupcakes

Family Holiday

The trees can be made with any fast-cooling chocolate painted onto waxed paper and then peeled off. Just make sure they’re thick enough, otherwise they might break.

20. Brain Cupcakes (with “blood clot”)

Brain Cupcakes (with "blood clot")

Annie’s Eats

These are not for the squeamish.

If any of these appeal to you, click on the links under the photos to get the recipes. Happy baking!

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