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Foodie Goodie | Jack Skellington Cupcakes.

With the Day of the Dead just around the corner, I'm sure there are lots of Halloween parties happening left and right. If you're hosting one, here's an idea. Spice up (or should I say 'spook up'?) your dessert table with this quirky treat inspired by the king of Halloween himself - Jack Skellington! They make great giveaways for the kids (and kids at heart), too!

Jack Skellington Cupcakes

For the cupcakes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter softened
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar

For the frosting
White buttercream frosting
2 toothpicks
Tube of black decorator's icing

1. Preheat oven to 325 °F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
2. In a bowl. combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Mix on low speed until blended for about 3 minutes.
3. Add in butter, vinegar and eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk to batter until completely mixed, scraping down the bowl as you mix.
4. Scoop batter into baking cups filling about 2/3 full. Bake until a toothpick  inserted in the center comes out clean, about 17 to 20 minutes.
5. Frost the cupcakes using the white buttercream.
6. For each cupcake, use the tip of a toothpick to lightly etch the outline of two large Jack Skellington eyes in the frosting.
7. Slowly pipe black decorator's icing onto the etched lines and then fill in the inner circles. Use another toothpick to spread and smooth the icing.
8. Pipe on two short lines for a nose. Next, pipe a long line across the bottom of the cupcake for the mouth. 9. For the finishing spooky touch, randomly top the mouth with a bunch of short icing barbs.

Shared with Food Friday and Food Trip Friday.

15 replies:

Sofia said...

These are so cool!! If I had the time....or patience I would definitely make these! :)

Animetric said...

They're so cute! I love cupcakes. :D

Dhadha G. said...

Tamang-tama for the Halloween! Thanks for sharing the recipe sis! Naku, how I wish I know how to bake. Will just share this sa cousin ko pra sya gagawa. Hehe. :))

<3 Dhadha |

MikiHope said...

Don't know about handing them out to the little hob goblins at my door-but if I had a party-they would sure be a hit!

Happy Gardening, Kim said...

Great fun to decorate at Halloween. My son and grand kids would love these. Thanks for sharing - I might just makes these.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the share! We need ideas for halloween themed snacks! This is timely! :)

Unknown said...

How cute yet simple. I think that my older daycare kiddos could even do this and I think that they would have a great time doing it. Thanks for sharing this great idea!!

Onegutsymom said...

Very timely for trick or treats!

Onegutsymom said...

Very timely for trick or treats! :)

EG said...

nice! sigh baking I wish I could I have such a sweet tooth!

Kai Darul said...

if i was given that cute cupcake, i may doubt if id eat it or not for being too cutesy. >___<

Unknown said...

My husband would love these! He just watched that movie a few days's one of his favorites.

Mom-Friday said...

Cute cupcakes, perfect table centerpieces too! Can;t believe there's so much hype in Halloween celebrations nowadays. In my time, we never even recognize halloween.

Sweethestia said...

Waaa!!! Sana may oven ako dito sa mom ko para I could bake this huhuhu... Busy busy na kasi for the holiday e...

maiylah said...

would love to make this with the kids!

thanks so much for sharing the recipe and linking over at Food Friday, sis