Friday, October 30, 2009

Ghoulish Goodies

Here's the next round of dastardly delights for this Halloween!

I took my spiderweb cupcakes from last year and kicked 'em up a notch with a wicked-looking blood-red spider perched on top of each cupcake:

Next, I took inspiration from Sweet and Stylish to create these little ghosties to haunt my cupcakes:

Armed with fondant, an egg carton, a food marker, and some buttercream "glue," I made the ghosties yesterday and then let them harden overnight.

  1. First, I cut 2" diameter (or so) circles from fondant.
  2. Then I used my little roller to flatten them some more so they weren't so bulky.
  3. Once they were a little thinner (and ghost-ier), I gently put the circles over the craters in the egg carton and pushed 'em in a bit with my finger (and sometimes the bottom of the roller) to get a smooth, round top.
  4. After letting them sit out overnight I took them out this morning and used my trusty food marker to give them each a face personality of their own. Man, I totally could've used that food marker here. Oh well... next time!

I made one extra just in case a little ghosty didn't make it but the first 12 that I made came out just fine. Number 13 was little jealous that he didn't get to go :(

And the finished order!!

I think this combo is my favorite so far. I might have to make some more of these for tomorrow! Then again, maybe we'll find some other tricky treats to make :)


  1. Oh my gosh - they are the cutest little ghosts ever! Makes me want to go home and make cupcakes. Happy Halloween!!

  2. Mellissa LeyendeckerOctober 30, 2009 at 11:33 AM


  3. Wow another amazing batch! I love the red spider on top! And what an interesting idea to make ghosts.. never would have thought of that.

  4. They look amazing! Great job :) Happy Halloween!

  5. Miss Dot, those are positively darling! I especially like the little fondant ghosts!

  6. I love those little ghosts - what a wonderful idea!

  7. Adorable. I've never had the guts to work with fondant, but I love baking. I'll have to give it a shot.

    Stopping by via SITS.

  8. Cute Hallowe'en Cupcakes!!! Aren't they just adorable! Cute new blog layout too :) Did you ever get your prizeypoos from Erica and I?!

  9. Love the ghosty cupcakes!

    Just dropped by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.