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Halloween Recipes

Halloween Cupcake Trio

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Turn purchased or cake-mix cupcakes into fantastic and delicious Halloween fare in just a few easy steps.



  • 1 container (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange concentrated paste food color
  • 24 unfrosted cupcakes (purchased or baked from a mix)

Spider Webs

  • 1 tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
  • 8 clean plastic spider finger rings


  • 2 tablespoons vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 8 candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1 tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
  • 1 tube (0.68 oz) red decorating gel (not food color)


  • 1 tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
  • 8 oval creme-filled peanut butter sandwich cookies
  • 1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 8 candy pumpkins


  1. Place 3 tablespoons of the frosting in small bowl; set aside. Stir orange food color into remaining frosting in container until well blended and no streaks remain. Frost cupcakes.
  2. To make Spider Web Cupcakes, use black decorating gel to draw spiral covering on top of each frosted cupcake.
  3. Drag toothpick through spiral from center out, creating a web. Press 1 spider ring onto each “web.”
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  5. To make Eyeball Cupcakes, drop 1/2 teaspoon vanilla frosting from small bowl onto each frosted cupcake. Lightly press 1 candy-coated chocolate piece in center of each.
  6. Use black decorating gel for pupil and red decorating gel to draw red squiggly veins radiating around edge of white frosting.
  7. To make Grave Cupcakes, write “epitaphs” on one end of each cookie using black decorating gel.
  8. Press cookies into cupcakes to form “gravestones.” Sprinkle cookie crumbs around each “gravestone”; add candy pumpkin to one side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 Spider Web Cupcake
  • Calories 175
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 105mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 1g
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