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Top 10 Halloween cupcake ideas

Our Halloween cupcake designs are simple, scary and delicious, with frighteningly good ideas for your sweet and spooky centrepiece

Throw a frightfully good Halloween party with fun cupcakes to delight your little monsters. Whether you go for black cats, spooky ghosts or scary skulls, there’s a design to impress your guests and satisfy your tastebuds. These simple recipes use Halloween sweets, chocolate and icing galore to create fun mini masterpieces. Try your hand at one of our spine-chilling sponges.

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1. Black cat cupcakes

No self-respecting witch would be without these cute black cat cupcakes for Halloween. With just some black buttercream, Smarties and laces, a little fondant icing and an icing pen you can whip up a batch of these whiskered treats. Practice your piping skills and see how purrfect you can get your kittens.

Get the recipe for our black cat cupcakes.

2. Hooting Halloween owls

Give a hoot about Halloween by serving up these crowd-pleasing owl cupcakes. These simple chocolate sponges use icing, Maltesers, jellies and sweets to create these beautiful birds that are sure to go down a treat with kids and adults alike.

Get the recipe for our Halloween owls.

3. Frankenstein’s monster cupcakes

These groovy green monster cakes use black and green icing and mini marshmallows with frighteningly good results. Choose a ghoulish green colouring paste then switch to black to pipe on gruesome faces.

Get the recipe for our Frankenstein’s monster cupcakes.

4. Ghost cupcakes

Keep it simple with spooky spectre sponges to add to your Halloween platter. Drape your vanilla cupcakes with cookie cutter sized sheets of fondant and draw on some simple faces with a black icing pen.

Get the recipe for our ghost cupcakes.

5. Spider nest cakes

We’re almost too spooked to eat these colourful cupcakes. Use hundreds and thousands in your classic vanilla cupcake batter to create the speckles, then top with a tuft of candy floss and a plastic spider, or, create your own spiders with a giant chocolate button and black liquorice lace legs.

Get the recipe for our spider nest cakes.

6. Monster cupcakes

Channel your little monsters’ creativity with these weird and wonderful creations. Mix it up with a variety of sweets and coloured fondant and see how many crazy faces they can make. Jelly fangs and liquorice allsorts are our personal favourite monster building blocks.

Get the recipe for our monster cupcakes.

7. Spider web muffins

These chocolatey bakes are easy to make and are sure to stand out in any Halloween selection of treats. Create this cool cobweb design with dark and white chocolate by piping circles of dark chocolate on a white base, then dragging skewers though the circles to create a webbing effect. We love these mini fudgy masterpieces.

Get the recipe for our web muffins.

8. Skull cupcakes

We couldn’t have a Halloween celebration without a skull or two present, especially when they look this good in fondant. Keep it simple and stark by topping black velvet cake with black buttercream and some cleverly placed cut out white fondant.

Get the recipe for our skull cupcakes.

9. Spider cakes

For some more traditionally terrifying cupcake idea, try these amazing arachnids (although these spiders are on the cute side of creepy). Children will love decorating these choc chip vanilla treats, by simply adding red bootlace mouths and liquorice legs to a blob of chocolate spread.

Get the recipe for our spider cakes.

10. Haunted graveyard cakes

These spine-chilling showstopper cupcakes are sure to add some chocolatey goodness to your celebrations. Try using the cookie gravel and ghostly meringue toppers from our graveyard cake recipe and adding them to light chocolate cupcakes. Give each cake an individual headstone or a crunchy ghost.

Get the recipe for our easy chocolate cupcakes.

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