This Halloween, watch what you eat in case what you eat is watching you. Our creepy cupcakes are topped with all kinds of monsters; aliens, spiders, mummies, and other scary options.
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One alien arrives by sea, warding off all who come near with his flailing taffy tentacles. Spread our One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with a thin layer of Swiss Meringue Buttercream tinted with a few drops of green food coloring. Cut strips of green taffy and attach around top of cupcake. For its eye, slice a yellow gumdrop in half and press into top of cupcake. A piece of black licorice attached in front of the gumdrop completes the creepy gaze.
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Lock your oven doors! Mutant spiders (mini cupcakes coated with black sanding sugar) are coming to be devoured. Terrifying but delicious, everyone will love the special effects -- cinnamon-candy eyes, marshmallow fangs, and licorice legs.
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We’ve assembled some of the greatest minds of all time; turns out there’s a strong correlation between true genius and buttercream -- piped with a pastry tip!
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By the look of their horrified jelly-bean eyes and gaping gummy-candy mouths, it appears these mummies were frosted alive!
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Bearing jelly-bean teeth, this sweet skeleton hypnotizes snackers with its all-seeing eye, an upside-down chocolate kiss. Use candy-coated chocolates for its other eye and nose.
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Start by tinting our Swiss Meringue Buttercream green, then use yellow licorice candy for this creature's good eye, and fashion a black licorice X to mark the other's absence. Add a snaggletooth smile with a white jelly bean and more licorice.
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Flashing us a sly wink made with pink licorice candies, this cupcake also boasts a sweet chocolate-chip grin.
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Halved green gummy rings and black licorice drops give this creature sight, while snips of black licorice lace create an intimidating furrowed brow. Use a full green gummy ring for the mouth.
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Slather on a coating of gray Swiss Meringue Buttercream, then make the eyes for this mouthy monster: Push mini chocolate chips, tip down, into marshmallows, make a hole in the other side ￼￼￼￼￼with a toothpick, and insert black licorice lace. Sandwich mini marshmallows between halved gumdrops for the creature's toothy smile.
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To bring this drowsy demon to life, spread cupcake with a thin layer of Swiss Meringue Buttercream tinted with a few drops of green food coloring. For small eye, attach a mini marshmallow and create pupil with black candy-coated chocolate. For large eye, push a black licorice drop into regular-size marshmallow, then cut gummy tape for an eyelid. For teeth, place 5 mini marshmallows along the bottom of cupcake.
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Chocolates and mini marshmallows form the massive eyes of this mutant, while red licorice is cut into pieces for its nose and grimace.
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This alien boasts ten beady eyes, made with candy-coated chocolates painted with melted chocolate, but doesn’t have much to say, thanks to its stitched licorice mouth. Use black food coloring to tint our Swiss Meringue Buttercream gray for the face.