Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

November 11, 2019 0 By

This Halloween ghosts cupcakes recipe makes it easy to turn cake, frosting, and fondant into cupcakes shaped like ghosts. The perfect spooky sweet for kids of all ages.

These Halloween ghost cupcakes may be too cute to scare anyone. And that’s okay. Everyone will still pretend to be spooked as they shriek “Eek!” and then make these cupcakes disappear.–Renee Schettler Rossi

We’re not the craftiest of home cooks—evidenced by our sweaty palms as we set out to make these Halloween cupcakes—or any other spooky sweets for Halloween. But we swear these are so simple, anyone can make them, no matter how elementary your culinary or crafting skills.


We were sorta surprised to learn that edible ink—used here to draw a face on these friendly little Caspers—not only exists but can be found at darn near every craft store in the country. (What can we say? We don’t get out much.) We’ve been reassured by folks in the know that edible ink is quite safe. Although if the very notion makes you want to scream “Eek!” or if you simply don’t have the time or patience to chase down the edible ink pens online, all is not lost. We think you could still make these Halloween cakes. Just melt a little chocolate and draw on features with a toothpick. Or if all you want for an expression is a couple of beady eyes, perhaps you could dip the tip of a toothpick in water, dampen two spots on the fondant, and carefully attach a black sesame seed on each water smudge. But hey, suit yourself.

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • Makes 12

Special Equipment: Black edible ink pen


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Halloween Ghost Cupcakes Recipe © 2013 Edd Kimber. Photo © 2013 Georgia Glynn Smith. All rights reserved. All materials used with permission.