Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 24 frosted cupcakes
- chocolate cookie crumbs*
- oval shaped cookies
- various tubes of decorating gels and icings
- halloween candy
- gummy treats
- orange and other colored sprinkles
- pretzel sticks, optional
I was able to purchase individually-wrapped gummy Halloween finger puppets. For stability, I stuck a pretzel stick down into an already frosted cupcake and then put the puppet on top of it.
For the tombstone cupcakes, I dipped my already-frosted cupcake into a shallow bowl of chocolate cookie crumbs turning it so crumbs covered the entire top. I wrote R.I.P. (Rest in peace) on the top of an oval cookie (Milano) and gently, but firmly pressed the cooking into the cupcake.
For the worm cupcakes, I also began with a cupcake dipped into chocolate cookie dirt. I used a pretzel stick to make a hole in the top of the cupcake. I pushed the worm half way into the hole, so it looked like it was coming out of the dirt.
Some bags of candy corn come with little pumpkins in them. You could make a little pumpkin patch on your cupcakes using these.
*You may either purchase chocolate cookie crumbs or you can make your own. I just threw an 1/2 cup of plain chocolate cookies into a small food processor and processed until they became crumbs. For a tastier "dirt", feel free to use your favorite sandwich cookie. Don't worry, the white icing won't be that visible.