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Make Headless Bleeding Gummy Mummy Cupcakes - A Ghoulish Decorating Demo

Updated on September 9, 2014

Headless bleeding gummy mummy cupcake

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Have some haunted, headless happenings at home this Halloween.

Do you need a quick, easy cupcake for Halloween that won't take all day but still look great?

Perhaps you want an entirely edible cupcake as opposed to the ones with the paper toppers that are so popular now. Sometimes the smallest kids don't understand that the topper is not to be eaten.

Give the little guys and gals some scary treats that they can eat. Here's a way to have edible toppers that look fantastic with little or no work at all.

Follow along to see how these scary boo, gummy, mummy cupcakes came to be.

Green bleeding mummy monster cupcake

Grr!
Grr! | Source

Gummies take cupcakes to ghastly and ghoulish places in a flash.

Personally, I'm artistically challenged. To me, cake decorating is an art form. I would love to be talented at it. Sadly, I'm simply not. The well runs dry one could say.

I really admire those who can carve candies and sculpt with frosting but when I try, it it just looks like a big old mess. Do I give up on cool looking cupcakes on the cheap? Not a chance!

Scope out how ridiculously simple these were to pull off. If you need something that will show well quick, like for those class parties in the morning after you just worked overtime, this is ticket.

Scary boo or just cute for you?

Would you rather have really scary themed goodies or more cute sweet treats?

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Super simple directions are in the photo gallery below.

Just click through the gallery to see specific directions in the captions.

This can be done to any kind of cupcake you want. It's really fast, fun and the kids can do it.

To make your mummies last longer, or any kind of gummy candies, keep them in the refrigerator to prevent sticking and melting.

Conjuring up the cupcakes

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What you need - A box cake mix, white frosting, food coloring, a paintbrush for food, gummy mummies, chocolate sprinkles, toothpicks and gummy wormsMix the batter according to the directions on the box.  I like to use the frosting gun to load the cake trays.These are loaded.  Each one has a chocolate or blueberry surprise inside.A little more batter covers the fillings.Once the cakes have baked and cooled, it's time to decorate :)A drop of green food coloring fixes me right up.  It matches some of the coloring on my gummy mummies.The easist way is to just frost the cake and place the mummy atop.  Any child can do this.To make your gummies stand up, simply insert a toothpick through the feet and then insert the spiked gummy into the cupcake.Toss on some worms and shavings.I tore this guys head off to make him headless :).Mummy head on a spike!  A great warning for a no mummy invasion zone.To make blood, simply paint on some red food coloring.  I wonder who ate his head?Arg!  Grr.  It's hell being a headless ghost mummy.This mummy lost his sword fight.  Cut literally in half he was, sliced right down the middle as it were.
What you need - A box cake mix, white frosting, food coloring, a paintbrush for food, gummy mummies, chocolate sprinkles, toothpicks and gummy worms
What you need - A box cake mix, white frosting, food coloring, a paintbrush for food, gummy mummies, chocolate sprinkles, toothpicks and gummy worms | Source
Mix the batter according to the directions on the box.  I like to use the frosting gun to load the cake trays.
Mix the batter according to the directions on the box. I like to use the frosting gun to load the cake trays. | Source
These are loaded.  Each one has a chocolate or blueberry surprise inside.
These are loaded. Each one has a chocolate or blueberry surprise inside. | Source
A little more batter covers the fillings.
A little more batter covers the fillings. | Source
Once the cakes have baked and cooled, it's time to decorate :)
Once the cakes have baked and cooled, it's time to decorate :) | Source
A drop of green food coloring fixes me right up.  It matches some of the coloring on my gummy mummies.
A drop of green food coloring fixes me right up. It matches some of the coloring on my gummy mummies. | Source
The easist way is to just frost the cake and place the mummy atop.  Any child can do this.
The easist way is to just frost the cake and place the mummy atop. Any child can do this. | Source
To make your gummies stand up, simply insert a toothpick through the feet and then insert the spiked gummy into the cupcake.
To make your gummies stand up, simply insert a toothpick through the feet and then insert the spiked gummy into the cupcake. | Source
Toss on some worms and shavings.
Toss on some worms and shavings. | Source
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I tore this guys head off to make him headless :).
I tore this guys head off to make him headless :). | Source
Mummy head on a spike!  A great warning for a no mummy invasion zone.
Mummy head on a spike! A great warning for a no mummy invasion zone. | Source
To make blood, simply paint on some red food coloring.  I wonder who ate his head?
To make blood, simply paint on some red food coloring. I wonder who ate his head? | Source
Arg!  Grr.  It's hell being a headless ghost mummy.
Arg! Grr. It's hell being a headless ghost mummy. | Source
This mummy lost his sword fight.  Cut literally in half he was, sliced right down the middle as it were.
This mummy lost his sword fight. Cut literally in half he was, sliced right down the middle as it were. | Source

Remember to save the heads you cut off for the headless mummies to make mummy heads on stakes!

Gummy mummy head on a stake cupcake
Gummy mummy head on a stake cupcake | Source

Favorite form of cupcake toppers

Which topper do you like best?

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Cutting off the heads allows for more cupcakes made from the same box of gummy candies.

It's actually a really cost effective way to get double duty out of your gummy candies while letting the mummy population know what will happen if they try to invade.

If you can't find a gummy version you like, look at Halloween themed suckers. You can stick them straight into the cupcake and it looks great.


Want to go horrible this Halloween? Go headless!

Headless gummy mummy bleeding cupcake
Headless gummy mummy bleeding cupcake | Source

My dear departed ghostly friend has come to a most untimely end. What was his misfortune to endure for us becomes cupcakes du jour!

It kind of brings a whole new meaning to the phrase biting someone's head off, huh?

Toppers add something extra to a cupcake quickly and easily.

Better eat him before he eats you!
Better eat him before he eats you! | Source

Which one?

Chocolate or vanilla, which do you want?

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Be they candy, cookie, paper or plastic, toppers take ordinary to extraordinary.

Ghosts and wiches, vampires, sprites and frights, do you really have the courage to go out tonight?

The one night of the year when the dead come back to life, watch out dear, the one behind you might make you his wife!

I like to do some with chocolate frosting and some with vanilla.

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This mummy got sliced when he tried to sneak into the party. It's a bloody business.

Allergy Alert!

Always find out if any of your expected guests have allergies. Some of the most common food allergies pertaining to cupcakes are those to peanuts and peanut products, red dye, eggs and gluten.

If doing cupcakes for class parties, always call the teacher to find out about what to avoid. If being the teacher, get signed parental permission before distributing. Believe it or not, you can be sued for giving out cupcakes and won't have a legal leg to stand on.

© 2013 Rhonda Lytle

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      ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      How cute!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Uh yum. Actually not too sure if these would be taste tempting or fright conjuring cupcakes lol. They sure are cute.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @sierradawn lm: Thanks :)

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @Margaret Schindel: Thanks for reading. They were almost as much fun to make as they were to eat ;).

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @DebW07: I think my favorite cupcake is typically whichever is closest :). Happy Halloween!

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @kristalulabelle: :) Thank you. God bless and happy Halloween.

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Love how you made simply gummy candies into really creative and fun cupcake toppers!

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      Spooktacular!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      My favorite cupcake is vanilla cake with vanilla frosting pretty vanilla, huh.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      These are extremely creative as well as easy to make! Thanks for sharing your ghoulish Halloween treats. :D

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @captainj88: :) Thank you. I wish I could find other gummies. It just makes it easier. I'm not good with frosting though I wish I were. God bless and happy squidding.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @anonymous: Thank you. They were fun :) God bless and happy squidding.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @androidmunches: Thank you. I always feel bad for kids with allergies.

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      rosaceasufferer 4 years ago

      great designs

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      Happimess LM 4 years ago

      Kinky cupcakes! Had them on a burlesque party, they were so cool :) But these halloween ones look great as well! I'm not sure I would like the taste but my son definitely would :)

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Edible kinds. Not picky about cupcakes. At all. Ever. These look hilarious and delicious.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These look spooky and yummy!

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      androidmunches 4 years ago

      great lens. love the note about allergies!

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @rosaceasufferer: Thanks :)

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @UKBusinesses: Thank you :). God bless and happy squidding.

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      UKBusinesses 4 years ago

      I love the sliced mummy cupcake! Excellent!

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @Julia Morais: Thank you :) Have a squidtastic scary season. God bless!

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @KerryVor: Thank you! God bless and most happy squidding.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @notsuperstitious1: When I got the jelly toppers, they had like five or six different ones to pick from. I don't remember all of them but they had witches, ghosts and vamps that I remember for sure.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @rhubarba: Yes, sniff, so much so now they are all but ghosts of cupcakes past. :) God bless.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @girlfriendfactory: They were fun. God bless.

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      Cute and gruesome!

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      Julia Morais 4 years ago

      These are great Halloween designs.

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      Kerry Voronoff 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Some great ideas, thanks.

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      Edith Rose 4 years ago from Canada

      I like those skeleton cupackes

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      rhubarba 4 years ago

      Weird but tasty.

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      Cute and gruesome!