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Make Super Scary Halloween Cupcakes with A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

Updated on October 19, 2013

Any holiday is a good excuse for me to bake cupcakes, but I do relish Halloween as you can be so creative! And the book "A Zombie Ate My Cupcake" by Lily Vanilli is always my must-turn-to book for inspiration.

I love the fact that there are complicated designs alongside ones that you can make last minute with ease. Some that need lots of preparation and some that don't. Some that beginners can make, and some that only the more experienced can make. Something for the adults, something for the kids, and ultimately, in all ways, something for everyone!

Each page spread contains a fantastic creation and how to recreate it yourself. The cupcake recipes themselves are tucked away at the back, so that each main recipe can focus on the decoration. Last year, I made mummy cupcakes for my neighbour's Halloween party. I rustled them up last minute with what I had in the cupboard, and these looked the easiest to make. And they were! I wanted to make Day of the Dead sugar skulls but didn't have time, so I made some faces based on the designs instead.

This year, I am more prepared, and am aiming to make the sugar skulls AND the ghastly ghosts, and maybe even the zombie fingers.

I just love leafing through this book, the designs look so realistic, from the brains to the rotten ragworms. There are classy cupcakes as well, such as the black rose topped cakes (gorgeous!) and fun ones too, like the rainbow ones or bejeweled ones. My personal favourites are the shattered glass cupcakes, which just look SO effective, and the undead gingerbread cakes, which have little gingerbread tombstones and white roses atop chocolate yumminess.

Great for everyones, from solo bakers to parents with kids, I guarantee that this book will bring ghoulish fun to your Halloween party or celebration, as well as tasty treats!

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My last minute tray of Halloween cupcakes from last yearMummy cupcakes from the book. Made last minute, so plain rather than chocolate, and I used the wrong piping tip so the bandages were a tad too thick!I made up these scary face cakes, but they were based on the designs of the Day of the Dead sugar skulls in the bookMore scary faces created with icing pensSweeties and chocolate buttons were also added!
My last minute tray of Halloween cupcakes from last year
My last minute tray of Halloween cupcakes from last year
Mummy cupcakes from the book. Made last minute, so plain rather than chocolate, and I used the wrong piping tip so the bandages were a tad too thick!
Mummy cupcakes from the book. Made last minute, so plain rather than chocolate, and I used the wrong piping tip so the bandages were a tad too thick!
I made up these scary face cakes, but they were based on the designs of the Day of the Dead sugar skulls in the book
I made up these scary face cakes, but they were based on the designs of the Day of the Dead sugar skulls in the book
More scary faces created with icing pens
More scary faces created with icing pens
Sweeties and chocolate buttons were also added!
Sweeties and chocolate buttons were also added!

What Halloween cupcake would you make?

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More Zombie Cupcake Fun...

Zombie Cupcake Kit
Zombie Cupcake Kit

If you are giving this book as a gift, or want a little extra treat for yourself, this kit contains the "A Zombie Ate My Cupcake" book along with a horn mold, tombstone cookie cutter and two sculpting tools to help you make all those scary cupcakes!

 
Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses
Zombie Cupcakes: From the Grave to the Table with 16 Cupcake Corpses

Want even more scary cupcakes? This book contains 16 designs including zombie hands bursting from the earth, a decapitated head, zombie skeletons, corpse brides and more!

 

Would you Share your Cupcake with a Zombie? Or try making a design from this book?

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      Witches for me please! Very cute, pinned and tweeted.