Tuesday, October 27, 2009


A few weeks ago, I got together with my mother-in-law to make some Halloween themed cupcakes. We used Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes as inspiration to create our scary monsters, and we had so much fun making scary faces and funny little friends.

We bought marshmallows, chocolate chips, a few different kinds of candy, and just mixed and matched to make the different faces. We also made a few spider webs using only some black gel and a toothpick!

Mix and match, be creative. This would be a fun project to do with kids. And it makes me so excited for when Caroline will be old enough to help cook and play in the kitchen. In fact, her new favorite toys are mixing bowls and wooden spoons – she is definitely my daughter :-)


inspired by Martha Stewart, Cupcakes

  • 1 batch cupcakes, any flavor
  • 1 batch buttercream icing, tinted green, brown, and some white (or really any color you want to use)
  • m&m candies
  • mini m&m candies
  • gumdrops
  • sour LifeSaver gummies
  • Twizzlers
  • Black Licorice
  • mini chocolate chips
  • jumbo sized marshmallows
  • mini marshmallows
  • Assorted colored Airheads

Frost Cupcakes. Using candies, decorate each to be a different face.

For the spiderwebs, ice each cupake with white icing. Using black decorating gel, carefully draw concentric circles on top. Starting from the center, drag a toothpick to the edge to create the "web." Repeat at intervals all the way around the cupcake


Unknown said...

Every time I look at your blog, I get hungry. Caroline is a very lucky girl having you around!

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said...

These are just adorable!! How much fun these must have been to make!!


Josie said...

Thanks Meagan!! Too bad she is allergic to eggs, milk, and wheat and doesn't get to eat any of these treats!!

Erin said...

These are so cute!

Jessica - The Novice Chef said...

Aww how cute! And what a fun thing to do with kids! I am babysitting on Halloween for some friends so they can have a night out...this would be perfect to keep the kids busy!

Laura said...

omigosh! Too adorable! I made these candy corn cupcakes: http://glammed.blogspot.com/2009/10/adventures-in-cooking.html

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear that Caroline has food allergies. One of my close friends is also allergic to those three things and still makes sweets with other things. She makes some killer brownies. That are wheat, milk and egg free. Being the great cook/baker that you are I know you can whip up something fabulous.

Amber (almostanO)

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