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Creative Halloween Cupcake Designs

Updated on September 14, 2013

Unique Halloween Cupcake Design Ideas

Cupcakes are really hot right now, and it's time to find designs and recipes for the very best Halloween themed cupcakes you can find. It took me hours to sort through Halloween cupcake ideas and recipes to come up with just a few I felt were the very best creative designs and ideas. I hope you enjoy these selections of my top picks for Halloween Designer Cupcakes.

These unique and adorable octopus cupcakes are from: familygo.

Green Goblin Cupcakes

I love the frosting architecture of these green goblin cupcakes. For a different occasion this same design would make wonderful chrysanthemum, or other flower, cupcakes. How about piping in a doll head for a princess or fairy cupcake.

Design idea: goofygoblins

Cupcake Recipes and Butter Cream Icing

You can make almost all of these cupcakes using your favorite cake recipe or a boxed mix. You can make your own icing or buy canned icing. These are design ideas that you can use as a springboard for your own creativity. BUT if you want really yummy cupcakes and icing, go to my article: Old Fashioned Cake Baking Secrets and Recipes.

Magic Pumpkin Cupcake

Simple but elegant swirl design cupcake. Any candy could be placed in the center, but this one has the effect of a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch.

By cupcakeobsession

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Sometimes the simpler the better. These not only look good, but they look very delicious, too. Again, any favorite treat could be pressed in the icing, but these look just right just the way they are.

By pinchmysalt

More Candy Cupcake Inspiration (stringoftheories)

More Candy Cupcake Inspiration (stringoftheories)
More Candy Cupcake Inspiration (stringoftheories)

Braininess Cupcakes

Well, not sure if I would really want to eat these, but it is Halloween. Make these brain food cupcakes with an icing piper and just the right tint of food coloring.

By familyfun

Skellington Cupcakes

So easy and so cute! The most important thing about this design is getting a true black color to the features.

By family

Top Hat Skeleton Cupcakes

A completely different idea for skeleton cupcakes. It's hard to be scared by these happy hatted guys. Use mini cupcakes and chocolate wafer cookies for the hats -- or how about peanut butter cups. M&Ms and small white jelly beans make eyes and teeth.

Complete instructions: myrecipes.

Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

Almost too cute to eat. So rich these fondant ghosts are best made as mini cupcakes.

By sweetandsaucy

More Fondant Inspiration by

More Fondant Inspiration by
More Fondant Inspiration by

Elegant Halloween Affair Cupcakes

Halloween wedding anyone?

Elegant works of art by thelittlepinkcakecompany.

Fun Fondant Kid Cupcakes

Fun Fondant Kid Cupcakes
Fun Fondant Kid Cupcakes

Someone's Watching Me Cupcakes

Forest eye cupcakes inspired by the spooky trees in Snow White.

By family.go

Halloween Fondant Inspiration (simplycaked)

Halloween Fondant Inspiration (simplycaked)
Halloween Fondant Inspiration (simplycaked)

Creepy Black Widow Spider Cupcakes

One of the better designs for spider cupcakes I found.

Inspiration: yukomushi.

Creep You Out Spider Cupcakes

Okay, now these are so real looking I wouldn't be eating them in the dark. The spiders are completely made with gum drops.

Recipe and instructions: howstuffworks.

Mummies Watching You Cupcakes

There were plenty of mummy cupcakes lurking about, but I thought these were by far the cutest. Follw the photo and use a pastry tip to make ribbons of icing as shown, and candy pearl eyes.

Inspired by: blogniako

Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are packing a hidden surprise inside to help them keep their shape (and help you lose yours). There is actually half of a package doughnut under that frosting.

For video tutorial: kitchendaily.

Real Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes both look and taste good. I love how these are decorated - very simple, yet trendy. They remind me of polka dot dresses and calico prints.

Recipes and directions: getcookingsimply.

Halloween Sprinkles

Halloween Sprinkles
Halloween Sprinkles

Wise Old Owl Cupcakes

Another "Best of it's Class" Cupcake. There were lots of owl cupcakes, but none as cute as this one.

Recipe and instructions: family.go.

Tentacles in a Twist

I couldn't resist adding this tentacle cupcake inspiration since this is Squidoo. Thanks for the drawing tatoodonkey.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed your lens so much, I've added it to my Halloween cupcake lens. Thanks!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I think this is my favorite halloween cupcake lens yet. Great job!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Wow! Beautiful Halloween cake-cup designs.

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      Fox Music 5 years ago

      Thank you for this Delicious Lens "Creative Halloween Cupcake Designs"

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      Fox Music 5 years ago

      Thank you for this remarkable and delicious lens "Creative Halloween Cupcake Designs"

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice designs ! Thanks for sharing.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice designs ! Thanks for sharing.

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      dandy3 5 years ago

      They look so cute and yummy. :)

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      coletta lm 5 years ago

      Braininess cupcakes - looks so realistic! Great ideas, thanks for putting all these recipes together in this great lens :) Pinned to my pinterest's Halloween board..

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      Susan300 6 years ago

      So many cute desgns!! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Damn this ideas are awesome!

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      privresearch 6 years ago

      Excellent cupcake designs!They look delicious too

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      desa999 lm 6 years ago

      How I love cup cakes and these look delicious!

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      The "brain" cupcakes are way cool!!!

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      will try these... :)

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      Jennifer_Glennon 6 years ago

      I am goin gto have to try my hand at some of these cupcakes.

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      Yourpersonalcon 6 years ago

      Oh what fun- such a great job!

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      chth907 6 years ago

      These treats are tasty looking. I am much better at eating them than making them

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      Julia Morais 6 years ago

      I love cupcakes. As in eating them, not making them. But this lens has inspired me. I like.

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      wow... very creative and very cool designs!!!

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      ayejayjay 6 years ago

      Love the skellington ones.

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      Pat 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Oh my!!! These photos are priceless I can't remember when I enjoyed a "feel good" lens more! I'm always in awe of creativity with food. I bet you had fun creating this lens!! If I was a cook, I'd be trying some of these! I'm passing this one on!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Saw this sweetness on the welcome page and I can sure see why its there! Adorable ideas, that owl just takes the cake....Happy Halloween!

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      Samantha Devereux 6 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Love the brains!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      LOL! These are all sooo freakin cute! Love the brains ones. LOL Thanks for such an awesome article!! :)

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      SuneXtra 6 years ago

      I love the Mummies cupcakes!!

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      fanmail 6 years ago

      I could go for some brains right about now. Looks great!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Mummies Watching You Cupcakes look outstanding, love it...

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      DavidCzajka 6 years ago

      Braininess Cupcakes Looks Yummy :P

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      thesitedoc 6 years ago

      So cute, love it! :)

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      totalhealth 6 years ago

      very creative, my favorite is the brain cupcakes, perfect for the halloween.

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      great ideas. Love the top hat skeleton :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      very nice lens and tons of ideas! if i had time this year i'd try it out :-) thanks!

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      leatherfads 6 years ago

      I have been out of good recipes off late that can interest my family, but after reading this article I can finally try out newer and healthier food items. I am sure my family would like it too. Cheers!!!

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      These look way too good to be eaten!

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      HalloweenRecipes 6 years ago

      The octopus cupcakes look just like the Squidoo logo to me! They are my favorites on this page. Great Lens.

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      bodhimedia 6 years ago

      I like the pumpkin cupcakes, great idea. I wrote a lense about pumpkin cupcakes with a little holiday twist. Check out the top 5 grossest pumpkin cupcake ideas and learn how to make great pumpkin cupcakes from a pro! Recipe included.

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      APackageAtTheDoor 6 years ago

      Great Halloween cupcake ideas! I'll be making some next week. Hmm. What to choose? What to choose? Thanks!

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      Wow, these are so awesome. So many I want to make, so hard to choose from.

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      These are fantastic cupcake ideas! Blessed with pleasure and while drooling. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      PurplePansy LM 6 years ago

      So many cute Halloween cupcake ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Nancy, I just got 100 points for liking this lens, which is my 900th "like". Just wanted you to know...such fun!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      These are absolutely the cutest bunch of cupcakes I've ever seen. Unique ideas and fun! Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      They look great and so yummy. Blessed!