Halloween Cupcakes, Recipes, and Decorating Ideas


Our Halloween cupcakes recipes, tips, and decorating ideas can help you create the best Halloween party ever!

Plan your party around the perfect homemade dessert that everyone loves to eat.

We offer lots of party supplies and cupcake ideas to help you find the one that's right for you.

Whether you are planning a children's party, or for grown-ups of any age, cupcakes are always a hit, and add a bit of fun to your menu!

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas Video

Cute Halloween party cup cakes can also be very simple and easy to decorate.

With just a medium-size grass decorating tip, a pastry bag, green frosting, and some pumpkin candies, you can create perfect party cupcakes every time.

We used a white picket fence-style cupcake wrap to create these cute pumpkin garden Halloween cup cakes!

Homemade Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

This basic homemade yellow cupcake recipe is versatile and oh so easy to prepare! It tastes great with any flavor frosting.

The cakes are moist and delicious...so much better-tasting than anything made from a cake mix.

If you are a beginning baker, or have years of baking experience, this recipe is sure to please.


Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine in bowl and mix well:

  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 t. baking powder

  • 1/2 t. salt

  • Then cream on high speed with mixer:

  • 2/3 C. butter or margarine

  • until fluffy and light in color.

    Slowly add a little at a time:

  • 1 2/3 C. sugar

  • Then add:

  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract

  • Next add to the above mixture:

  • 2 eggs

  • one at a time, beating each egg into the mixture for 1 minute .


  • 1 1/2 C. milk or half-&-half

  • alternately with the dry ingredients, beating on low-speed after each addition until all ingredients are combined. Don't over-mix.

    Fill 24 standard size cupcake holders slightly more than half-full.

    Bake in 350 degree F. oven for about 17-20 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

    Cupcake Decorating Ideas

    Halloween can be the most fun cupcake theme to decorate!


    A simple idea is to use sweetened whipped cream frosting, and add a little orange food-coloring.

    The cream can then be spread or piped onto the cupcakes, and a few sprinkles or Halloween decorations such as candy-corn or candy pumpkins added.

    Frosting Ideas

    Chocolate frosting is always a favorite, and is perfect for this occasion also.

    Using your favorite recipe, make the frosting and then spread or pipe it onto the cupcakes.

    Orange sprinkles can be added, or a decoration such as a spider if your guests are over the age of 4 years.

    For children's parties, I tend to stick with only edible decorations just in case!

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