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Fun Zombie Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Updated on August 4, 2017
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Halloween is a real favorite time of year, and we go all-out with our decorations and costumes for this fun occasion.

Zombie Cupcake Decorating Ideas for Themed Halloween Parties and Fans of Walking Undead

Here's how to make up and decorate some gruesome zombie themed cupcakes which are just hauntingly good for Halloween or those walking undead parties and events. Don't be stuck for some grim but delicious ideas for October 31st this year.

Bookmark the page now (CTRL and D) so you can come back and give your treats a real undead makeover whenever you need to serve up something gory. If you're worried about your baking skills, don't be. The ideas I'm showing you can be made just as well by purchasing store-bought cupcakes and then decorating them yourself. So take a look at these fantastically scrummy ideas below and then get creating.

NOVICE BAKER? Buy some chocolate cupcakes and just add Zombie cupcake decorations or, alternatively, use an easy cupcake mix.

How to Make Some Fun Zombie Cupcakes

Creepy Undead Creature Hand Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween
Creepy Undead Creature Hand Chocolate Cupcakes for Halloween | Source

Fun Zombie Cupcakes with Hands Reaching Out!

Don't let the Zombies rise from the dead! Quick, make sure you devour these walking undead foul creatures before they climb out of their shallow chocolate grave and take a bite out of you!

Step 1. Make or buy some plain chocolate cupcakes which will take on the appearance of dirt which your plastic hands are appearing out of. Allow your cupcakes to cool down before moving to the next step.

Step 2. Mmm even more chocolate with chocolate buttercream! If you haven't got a recipe for buttercream frosting, I recommend looking on allrecipes. Spread generously on the top of your chocolate zombie cupcakes with a small spatula or a blunt knife.

Step 3. For a really perfect appearance of dirt, cover your cupcakes with either grated chocolate or a dark biscuit like oreos which you can crush in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. I prefer chocolate myself!

Dark chocolate has more of a dirt appearance or, alternatively, a mix of dark and milk chocolate would also be good. Use a grater to make lots of chocolate shavings in a wide bowl, then dip each frosted cupcake topping into the bowl.

Step 4. Press your plastic zombie hand firmly down into the center of each cupcake. You can purchase plastic hands or, if you're lucky, you may be able to get edible hands. Please inform recipients about any parts on the cupcake which are not edible.

Step 5. A Halloween cupcake wrapper will really set off your cupcakes nicely.

Cupcake Picks: Essential Topping for Undead Sweet Treats

These gruesome monster green hand cupcake, zombie cake topper picks are such a gorily good idea for Halloween or Creepy parties and events.

All you really need to do is make or buy chocolate cupcakes, sprinkle some crushed oreos or grated chocolate on top and stick the hands in. And, because they're plastic you can re-use them for your next party.

Graveyard RIP Raise the Dead Cupcakes

Gravestone RIP Zombie Themed Cupcakes
Gravestone RIP Zombie Themed Cupcakes | Source

Moorishly Mint Chocolate Walking Undead Grave RIP Cupcakes

What's hiding underneath the grim grave? Perhaps a ghoul or two are waiting for you! Here's some undead cupcakes with a haunted RIP graveyard theme.

Step 1. Make or bake a batch of standard cupcakes. Chocolate would be best because it will look like authentic graveyard dirt but you could also use vanilla. Let your cupcakes cool down and then move right on to the next step.

Step 2. Whip up some mint buttercream. Mint frosting and chocolate cupcakes taste so good. You will need to add in some green food coloring to the frosting to make it look grass green. Use a small spatula or blunt knife to spread the mint frosting over the tops of your cupcakes.

Step 3. Make gravestones for your cupcakes by using rectangular shaped biscuits (small wafer biscuits are ideal) or chocolate wafer mints such as After Eight mints which would be scrumptious with the moorishly choco-mint flavors. Use some white icing and a thin circle icing nozzle to write RIP on your grave. You can easily purchase read-made white icing in squeezy tubes or bottles.

Step 4. Carefully push your gruesome grave down into the thick frosting of your cupcake. Add in any other spooky graveyard decorations like cupcake picks and edible sprinkles (bats, ghosts, ghouls, spiders) to create the scene.

Step 5. Place each little cake into Halloween cupcake wrappers and you've finished.

Matching Haunted Cake Items

Look out for some hauntingly good cupcake picks and wrappers for your graveyard themed treats. You can get themed plastic picks for your Halloween cake decorating including some R.I.P. Tombstones, Flying Bats and Cemetery Gate designs. And what about a haunted manor set too.

Other Walking Undead Party Food Ideas

Brain Gelatin Mold. Serve up Cupcakes with Other Gross Food

For a total undead gross-out, fill a gelatin brain mold with some green jello and add some gummy worms to the mix to create a Brain infested with worms. Guests should love it when they dig into the jello to reveal the writhing mass of worms inside! Kids love this idea. We tried this zombie brain recipe last year with great success.

Eyeballs are always a gross idea for Halloween – who fancies eating something that’s staring at you?

Fantastic Food and Recipes for Halloween

Want your Halloween party to be the talk of the town? There is a brilliant book called Hungry Halloween which gives you all the Halloween themed food ideas you need. You don't need to be super-confident in the kitchen as the book focuses on easy-step-by-step recipes that beginners can follow. Or how about the zombie book with instructions and recipes for themed cupcakes. Brilliant ideas for Halloween, horror-themed parties or to spook your friends with!

Fans of Walking Undead Should Love These Ideas

You don't need to be an expert baker to use these ideas for your own Halloween party. There's no shame in buying some pre-made chocolate cakes - chocolate is best since it actually looks like dirt that these foul creatures are likely to come out of or appear in - then decorate the tops. You could even get some pre-iced or frosted ones and then just stick your toppers in the middle. If you're rushing or short on time then that is a great option.

Another option is to buy a cake mix where much of the hard work is already done for you. So do not think that you cannot possibly make anything like this because it's too hard or it will take too long - there are always shortcuts you can make depending on your circumstances.

You may be able to find some gory body part lollipops that you can use to decorate your Zombie style treats. I've seen some pops myself that come with different fruity flavors on sticks such as fingers and eyeballs and that would look great used on your cakes as toppers or served along with them for your Halloween party.

© 2011 Marie

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      Marie 3 years ago

      @jimporsche86: Ha ha :)

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      jimporsche86 3 years ago

      I'll take one of each. :)

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      Modd7798 4 years ago

      Really Hard to choose ... all look yummy :D

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      MandyGardner LM 4 years ago


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      Asher Socrates 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Yep, these zombie cupcakes are awesome! Great job on this lens. Asher

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      amyboosimpson 4 years ago

      Great ideas :)

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      PippiDust 4 years ago

      What a terrific idea, so much fun and so easy.

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      Eclecticzenmarimo 4 years ago

      Love these cupcakes!

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      Hey! I've never seen cupcakes like these before. They look so funny! - And creepy at the same time :)

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      Corrinna Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

      Zombie cupcakes sound like a fun treat for kids at Halloween!

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      GrimRascal 4 years ago from Overlord's Castle

      That's some creepily tasty selection of cupcakes you have there. I want some *drool

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      PatrickHayes76 4 years ago

      Great lens and some really creative ideas as Halloween approaches. I can't wait to show these to the kids!

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      RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      That looks like a good idea. I haven't seen those before. My granddaughter would love helping me make these!

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      jura 4 years ago

      Interesting ideas for cupcakes .

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      angelatvs 4 years ago

      Love, love, love these ideas!!!

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      Marie 4 years ago

      @KathyMcGraw2: Making cakes and treats for Halloween should always be lots of fun - and it doesn't have to be hard either. Thank you, Kathy :)

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      SamanthaHaupt 4 years ago

      Great cupcakes! I love the graveyard ones too!

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      Wish my grandkids lived closer I would make these for them. Nice lens!

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      Sue Dixon 4 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      I'm not a big Halloween fan, but these look really fun!

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      Kay 4 years ago

      These look great!

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating lens - yummy cupcakes !

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      I love these Zombie cupcakes! So many variations and awesome ideas!

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      gamingprotips 4 years ago

      This is awesome - Perfect for when the new season of Walking Dead returns!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great advice and tips here to assist literally anyone in making this amazing cupcakes! Great lens, one of my favorites to date!

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      JaspinderKaur 4 years ago

      cool idea. looks yummy.

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      longlakelifestyle 4 years ago

      Now we can have our Plants vs Zombies party theme.

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      ColorPetGifts 4 years ago

      Creepy Eats - awesome!

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      Kathy McGraw 4 years ago from California

      I'd have to go with the novice baker.....but you make it easy to have cool Halloween cupcakes :)

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      cwilson360 4 years ago

      Wow great idea and they look so good.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Fun party food! Added to my Trick or Treat board on Pinterest.

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      mina009 4 years ago

      Great looking cupcakes and ideas.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Love those zombie hand cupcakes. Thanks for the ideas and congrats on your feature!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I love the suggestion of just buying cupcakes and adding the zombie hand -- something anyone can do.

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      Even the most novice of bakers can make zombie cupcakes of their own. They look spooky and yummy.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      @Alana-r: Thank you, Alana. Gory is a good way to go for Halloween!

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      Alana-r 4 years ago

      Really cool lens, love the zombie cupcakes and the gory lollipops.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      @eilval: Thank you :)

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @Escapes2: Thank you for visiting my Zombie page :)

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fun and looks yummy !

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thank you very much, I appreciate all your visits to my Zombie Cupcake page.

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      Escapes2 5 years ago

      I love the looks of zombie cupcakes. Very creative.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Oh I love these cute cupcake decorations! Blessed!

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      I love the rest in peace one. So cute

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Just fun. I'll feature this on my Halloween Party Foods.

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      Marie 6 years ago

      @JackieBlock: I love the idea of having a spooky 'graveyard' - sounds fantastic! I should think the zombie cupcake ideas will be perfect for this. Hope you get some photos of your Halloween event, would love to see them - maybe you could make a lens on it!

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      Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

      We are making graveyard in our front yard, so these will be great treats to match our theme. Thanks for sharing these. My daughter was really excited when she saw these.

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      Marie 6 years ago

      @HealthfulMD: Thank you ~ I shall be trying the Zombie Hand Cupcakes this Halloween :)

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

      The Zombie hands are so much spooky fun!