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Skull Cakes and Skeleton Cupcakes
Make a Skeleton Cake and Skull Cupcakes
Skulls and Skeletons cakes and cupcakes are a fun way to add a bit of scary bones to Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos or any other occasion where skulls and skeletons play a role.
What you will find here are a collection of links, ideas and products to help you make your own skeleton or skull cake or cupcake. I've pulled together a lot of quick and easy ideas for making last minute skull cakes and skeleton cupcakes.
The idea for a skulls and skeletons cake and cupcake lens came to me when I was writing a new lens on Teaching with Skeletons at Halloween. Having a cake or a cupcake as part of teaching with skeletons would be a yummy way to reinforce the lesson so the kids might even learn more about bones.
Skull and Crossbones Cupcakes would be the perfect cupcake to serve at your next Pirates of the Caribbean Party.
Image by Clevercupcake
Day of the Dead Skull Cake by Rochelle.
Baking Skull Cakes
Making Skull Cakes
With a Skull cake pan or cupcake pan, one can easily create a skull cake. A light dusting of powdered sugar is all that is needed to finish the skull cake.
An easy way to create a skull cake is to take a round or sheet cake and add a plastic skull on the top of the cake. The skull may not be edible, but it is very quick and very effective. For an even more elaborate look check the Halloween Skeleton Cake by Skip, using several skulls as decorations.
There was a very realistic 3-D skull mold made by Wilson this year which is now back in stock.
Last year I saw one at Michael's before Halloween and am now wishing that I'd picked it up. Thankfully this year, they are making making more of the 3-D skulls again. Be sure to order one below before it is no longer available for this Halloween.
Clear Skull available on Amazon.
3D Skull Pan
I am so glad that these are going to be back again this year for Halloween. I'd looked all over last year and they were all out of stock. Get yours before they stop making them for this Halloween season.
Bake your own 3-D Skull Cake
10 cup capacity
Finished cake 6.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches
Skull Baking Pan
Wilton Haunted Manors 6-Cavity Pan lets you bake 6 mini skull cakes (also known as cupcakes).
Skull Cake Ideas
- But I Wanted Braaains!: A Skull Cake Gallery - Geekologie
Because there's no better way to celebrate something than with a skull cake, this is a little gallery of skull cakes. I've decided I want a giant one for my next birthday.
- Threadcakes | Bitter Teeth Threadless cake by Chloe Bird
I really like the Bitter Teeth design, it's kind of sinister and tasty...aanyway, onto making the cake, it's a bit of a saga. First up, making the skull-face: I got an anatomical model of a human skull and a whole load of food grade silicone.
- More skull cakes
Gory but gorgeous. Metal Chick 666, has a great website I found called Skulls and bacon. Yes, it's true. She's scoured the web for amazing skull cakes and I could not help but want to bring out my inner Goth and have a halloween party that might give
- Three-dimensional skull-cake - Boing Boing
A reader writes, "For this year's Threadcakes cake contest, baker Chloe Bird rolled her own custom silicone skull mold and used it for a 3-dimensional skull cake."
- Skull Cake Pan
I know it's maybe a bit early to be talking about Halloween but I myself think that celebrating Halloween for 1/6th of the year is perfectly reasonable.
- The Scariest Skull Cake Recipe
A skull cake recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.
- Free Cake Decorating Idea for a Skull-Shaped Cake
Take a look at the coolest free cake decorating idea for a Skull-shaped cake. You'll also find the most amazing photo gallery of homemade Halloween cakes, birthday cakes, and lots of party ideas
- Coolest Homemade Skull Cakes
Take a look at the coolest Skull cakes. You'll also find the most amazing photo gallery of homemade cakes, how-to tips and lots of original party ideas
Skeleton Cake Ideas
Skull Cake and Cupcakes
Skull Cake with Cupcakes by GoJeffrey.
Skeleton Cake Ideas
Some of the links have recipes and directions, others are just pictures to give you more ideas.
- Skeleton cakes or brownies
Someone asked for directions for my skeleton brownies and I thought it would be just as easy to post them as to email them, in case anybody else is interested, too. I've done these a few times ... once for my daughter's class when she was studying ph
- The Juzzard: Skeleton Cake
Here's a photo of a skeleton cake I made for Halloween.
- Halloween Skeleton Cake - Creations By Skip
Skip made this cake for his own Birthday Party. Â He loves Halloween and evidently creepy ghouly skeletons.
- Halloween Skeleton Cake | Flickr
Image on Flickr for blog post on Halloween Skeleton Cake.
- Jack Skellington Cake
Jack skeleton cake - since halloween is nearly here by *Dragonsanddaffodils on deviantART.
- Fondant Skeleton Cake
From the Cake Decorating Photo Gallery on CakeCentral.com
- My Baking Life: Jack the Skeleton Cake
I made this cake for my Girlfriend Mel :-) for her birthday last year. She loves Halloween and I remembered she liked this movie.
- Skeleton Cake
A creepy, cool, skeleton wedding cake for unique brides who dare to be different.
- Skeleton Wedding Cake | Blog Consultant, Photo-A-Day Photographer & Daddy Blogger - BenSpark.com
A photo of the cake and toppers from my cousin David's wedding. I was asked to take a few photos after the ceremony.
Easy Skull or Skeleton Cake Decorations
Skeleton Cake Topper
One of the easiest ways to create a skeleton cake is to take an ordinary cake, round cake, cake sheet or in this case a pound cake and top it with a skeleton decoration.
I've included several skeleton and skull decorations that can be used to decorate the cake.
Note: For plastic items, you may want to put a layer of wax paper or parchment paper down before putting on the plastic skeleton or skull.
This plastic skeleton cake topper measures approximately 6 inches tall and made of plastic. It makes your cake look like there is a trapped skeleton trying to escape.
Skulls Figures for Cake Decorations
More Skull and Skeleton Toppers
An assortment of skulls and skeletons that can be used to quickly create cakes or cupcakes. Several of these will double as a party favor.
Baking Skull Cupcakes
Nomskulls Cupcake Mold
From Fred & Friends these Nomskulls are a set of 4 silicone cupcake molds to create Skull Cupcakes.
Silicone Skull Pan
The Wilton Scary Skulls 6 Cavity Silicone Mold will let you easily make skull mini cakes or cupcakes. Add a light dusting of powdered sugar to finish off.
Scary Skull Cupcake
Any from My Texas Today shows how to make some scary skull cupcakes.
Scary Skull Cupcakes
The recipe for the Scary Skull "Cakes" done by Amy in the video above.
- Scary Skull Cakes Recipe from Pillsbury.com
Make headlines with these spooky treats, fashioned out of white cake mix and assorted candies.
Skull Cupcake Ideas
Links with ideas and some with recipes for making skull cupcakes.
- Last Minute Halloween Party
A printable set of Happy Halloween Skulls comes with little cards that can be used on their own, matted on the front of a greeting card or added to a treat bag, plus cupcake topper flags.
- Skull Cup Cakes
Skull Cup Cakes. Really Frighten your guests into hunger with these delicious skull cupcakes...
- TLC Cooking "Skull Cupcakes"
Make the best Skull Cupcakes with this easy recipe from TLC Cooking.
- Skull Cupcakes | Creation | Cut Out + Keep
Skull Cupcakes for Halloween. Chocolate cupcakes filled with 'slime green' cream cheesiness and topped with buttercream skulls. Peanut M&Ms and chocolate Jimmies provide the decorative details.
- Shimmery Skull Cupcake
Not all skulls are spooky. Your cupcakes will sparkle and shine with this candy version. This easy Halloween cupcake design allows you to pull these
- Pink Skull Cupcakes | Flickr
Pink Skull Birthday Party Ideas & Supplies
- Day of The Dead Sugar Skull Cupcakes for Halloween
These are all my Halloween cupcakes - inspired by Dia De Los Muertos' Sugar Skulls. They are entirely homemade by me, using my own recipe.
- Cupcakes Take The Cake: Skull cupcakes
These are chocolate cupcakes, frosted with chocolate buttercream. Topped with a white chocolate candy skull and bone sprinkles by Zoeycakes in Baldwinsville, New York.
- Cupcakes Take The Cake: Skull cupcakes, not scary but delicious
I was inspired by the blog Skull a Day to look for some skull cupcakes in the Cupcakes Take the Cake Flickr pool, which are all way more on the delicious-looking than spooky-looking side, at least in my opinion.
Happy Halloween Skull Cupcake
Skull Cupcake Toppers
Easy Skull Cupcakes
Making skull cupcakes can be very quick and easy using several pre-made items. Start by baking the cupcakes in skeleton or skull baking cups and once cooked you have an easy skull cupcake.
Cupcake wrappers make it almost instantaneous to turn a regular cupcake into a special cupcake.
Cupcake toppers, cupcake picks and pre-made icing decorations are other ways to quickly make skeleton or skull cupcakes.
Using skull or skeleton rings, bracelets, and other party favors, punched or printed paper to decorate the cupcakes makes them festive without adding in any additional calories.
Image Skull cupcake sleeve available on Amazon.
Skull and Bones Icing Decoration
The skull and bones icing decorations are all set and ready to use for decorating a skull cake or cupcake.
12 decorations in the package.
Skull and Cross Bones Punch
Another easy way to make a Skull cupcake is by punching out a skull using this skull punch and then putting it on the top of the cupcake or turning it into your own cupcake topper by taping it to a toothpick.
Skeleton Cupcake Picks
Skeleton Hand Cupcake
Another simple way of creating a skeleton cupcake. Using the skeleton handpicks (available from eBay or Oriental Trading) you can create a look like the skeleton is trying to escape from the cemetery.
Take a cookie and write in black letters RIP. Then put the cookie and the skeleton hand in a chocolate frosted cupcake. You might want to crumble some chocolate cookies or chocolate cake to get the effect of dirt.
To further enhance the look, use the Haunted Manor Cupcake Wrap to get the effect of an old style fence around the cemetery.
Skeleton Hand Cupcake Picks
Make creepy looking cupcakes with these skeleton hand picks.
Skeleton Cupcake Ideas
- Skeleton Cupcakes
More like skulls poking out of the cupcake, these chocolate cupcakes are likely to be a big hit.
- Scrumptious Skeleton Cupcakes
Turn chocolate cupcakes into a Halloween treat that will tickle your funny bone.
- Cupcakes - Skeleton Cupcakes at Woman's Day - Halloween Recipes
Learn Skeleton Cupcakes dessert recipe for your Halloween celebrations at Woman's Day.
- Skeleton Cupcakes
These cupcakes were the most popular at my nephew's birthday party last weekend!
- Cupcakes Take The Cake: Marshmallow face, frosting body skeleton cupcakes for Halloween
How cute are these skeleton cupcakes from Halloween? SO many amazingly adorable cupcakes are popping up.
- Skeleton cupcakes – polka dot suitcase
Disney’s poor, love-torn skeleton-pumpkin guy can join your spooky feast with these cool cupcakes. Yum! Er…boo! Er…”bone” appetit! Oh…never mind.
- Halloween treats: Skeleton cupcakes
Halloween is just around the corner, and every little ghost and ghoul is looking for a special holiday sweet treat. And while candy is a big part of the occasion, if you want to be a hit at a party, work or your kids’ class, we have a fun idea.
- Skeleton Cupcakes Recipe - KitchenDaily
Try this Skeleton Cupcakes recipe or find other American recipes and Baking recipes from KitchenDaily.
- Skeleton Cupcake Recipe – Halloween Cupcake Ideas at WomansDay.com
Who could resist a cute cupcake with a skeletal frame comprised of a marshmallow skull and yogurt mini pretzel ribs supported by a lollipop stick? Whip up a batch of these bony characters with your favorite cake mix and canned frosting.
- Easy Halloween Skeleton Cupcake Recipe! | Family Buzz
A fun and easy skeleton cupcake recipe for kids.
Skull Cupcake Wraps
Paisley Skull Cupcake Wrapper
For a more adult theme use these Bella cupcake couture wraps in a subtle paisley skull print.
These haunted manor cupcake wraps can be used to create a cemetery feel for the cupcakes. Add a skeleton handpick to make it look like a skeleton is trying to escape from the cemetery.
Skull Cupcake Baking Cups and Wraps
Skull and skeleton baking cups are another easy way to turn regular cupcakes into skull cupcakes or mini cupcakes.
Skull Cupcake Displays
Skull Wedding Cupcakes
Skull Pirate Themed Wedding Cake by CleverCupcakes.
Haunted Treat Boxes
These Wilton treat boxes will hold 4 cupcakes. A fun way to send home some skeleton or skull treats.
Cake and Cupcake Stands
Cake and cupcake stands for displaying your skull and skeletons cake creations.
Do you think you might try making a skull or skeleton cake or cupcakes?
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