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31 Seriously Cute Halloween Cupcake Ideas

Good Housekeeping

Walking Dead fans must try #4!

From Good Housekeeping

When you're planning a Halloween party, festive cupcakes should always be a part of the deal. And whether you're going box mix or homemade, these easy-to-pull off decorating ideas will bring that sweet, sweet sugar high in no time.

Mummy Cupcakes

No toilet paper here. Instead use white frosting and sugary eyes to give these chocolate cookies a mummified effect.

Get the recipe at Sugar and Charm »

What you'll need: icing bags with tips ($10, amazon.com), cupcake pan ($7, amazon.com)

Cauldron Cupcakes

This cupcake masterpiece is giving us some major Hocus Pocus vibes. Double, double, toil and trouble...

Get the recipe at A Pumpkin and a Princess »

What you'll need: mini cauldron ($14 for 24, amazon.com)

Monster Cupcakes

These creepy (but cute!) cupcakes have gone 3-D thanks to toothpicks, marshmallows, and dab of frosting.

Get the recipe at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom »

What you'll need: toothpicks ($6, amazon.com)

Zombie Brain Cupcakes

Walking Dead fans, this one's for you!

Get the recipe at Brendid »

What you'll need: brown craft paper ($13, amazon.com)

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ditch the boxed cake and go homemade this year. There's truly nothing better than homemade frosting (besides cake, of course).

Get the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting »

Graveyard Cupcakes

Get ready for death by chocolate, complete with cookie headstones and everything.

Get the recipe from Leite's Culinaria »

What you'll need: cross cookie cutter ($6, amazon.com)

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These are as easy as piping three different icings on a cupcake. If you use a boxed mix, it get's even easier. Win-win.

Get the recipe from The Curvy Carrot »

What you'll need: icing bags with tips ($10, amazon.com)

Frankenstein Cupcakes

Can a cupcake be too cute to eat? These little guys just might be.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake »

What you'll need: M&Ms ($11, amazon.com)

Caramel Corn Cupcakes

Maybe you don't want your cupcakes to look creepy. Maybe you just want to pile some candy corn on top, and that's totally okay.

Get the recipe from The Cake Blog »

What you'll need: microwave popcorn ($10, amazon.com)

Spider Cupcakes

We don't think we've been this excited to eat black licorice, like, ever.

Get the recipe from Damn Delicious »

What you'll need: black licorice ($6, amazon.com)

Ghost Cupcake Cones

...or you could bake your ghost cupcakes inside an ice cream cone, because why not?

Get the recipe from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen »

What you'll need: ice cream cones ($6, amazon.com)

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

These are more of an art project than an actual recipe, which is perfect for all you baker beginners. Use store-bought cupcakes, chocolate kisses, and sandwich cookies to create these witchy little cakes.

Get the recipe from Made To Be A Momma »

What you'll need: green stripe paper straws ($9 for 100, amazon.com)

Spider Web Cupcakes

Make a batch of chocolate cupcakes, frost 'em and plop some cotton candy on top for instant "spider web" action.

Get the recipe from Pizzazzerie »

What you'll need: plastic spiders ($7, amazon.com)

Monster Claw Halloween Cupcakes

Eat these creepy, "bloody" cupcakes ... if you dare.

Get the recipe from Bakingdom »

What you'll need: food coloring kit ($17, amazon.com)

Witch's Cauldron Chocolate Cupcakes

No toads, Newt's eyes, bile, or blood in these "cauldrons." Just chocolate, candy, and cake.

Get the recipe from Life Made Simple »

What you'll need: gummy worms ($13 for 5 packs, amazon.com)

Chocolate Graveyard Cupcakes

Raise your hand if you want to eat one of these triple chocolate cupcakes.

Get the recipe from Happiness is Homemade »

What you'll need: assorted candy bars ($18 for 100, amazon.com)

Melted Witch Cupcakes

Ding dong, the witch is de ... licious.

Get the recipe from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen »

What you'll need: Oreos ($4, amazon.com)

Mad Scientist Cupcakes with "Brain" Buttercream Frosting

Create these edible brains in two easy steps: Bake up a batch of cupcakes and pipe on pink buttercream frosting.

Get the recipe from Tattooed Martha »

What you'll need: food coloring kit ($17, amazon.com)

Slimy Cupcakes

The Secret Slime Action is ... devouring one of these ooey, gooey desserts.

Get the recipe from Make Bake Celebrate »

What you'll need: candy eyes ($10, amazon.com)

Vampire Bite Cupcakes

Sink your teeth into these creamy vanilla cupcakes.

Get the recipe from Dream a Little Bigger »

What you'll need: food coloring kit ($17, amazon.com)

Jack Skellington Cupcakes

Sure, these sweets aren't as scary as the Pumpkin King himself - but that doesn't mean they won't give you nightmares.

Get the recipe from Not Quite Nigella »

What you'll need: decorating pen ($5 for 2, amazon.com)

Death by Butterbeer Cupcakes

Even muggles can appreciate these Harry Potter-inspired cupcakes.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest »

What you'll need: mini pretzels ($3, amazon.com)

Fall Leaf Cupcakes

Halloween's not all goblins, ghosts and monsters. It's also Pumpkin Spice Lattes and leaves changing colors.

Get the recipe from Pint Sized Baker »

What you'll need: food coloring kit ($17, amazon.com)

Candy Bar Cupcakes

"Borrow" some of your trick-or-treat stash and whip up these candy-loaded cupcakes.

Get the recipe from Reasons to Skip the Housework »

What you'll need: assorted candy bars ($18 for 100, amazon.com)

Dirt Cupcakes

The only time we want to hear the words, "Eat dirt."

Get the recipe from Like Mother Like Daughter »

What you'll need: plastic spiders ($7, amazon.com), sour gummy worms ($13, amazon.com)

Skeleton Cupcakes

Stack some yogurt-covered pretzels and boom! You've got a skeleton.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake »

What you'll need: yogurt-covered pretzels ($5, amazon.com)

Marshmallow Web Cupcakes

The marshmallow "webbing" is made by melting down mini marshmallows and stretching them over your cupcake.

Get the recipe from Handmade Charlotte »

What you'll need: Hershey's kisses ($12, amazon.com)

Brownie Bottom Halloween Cupcakes

No tricks here. It's really a brownie and cupcake in one.

Get the recipe from Persnickety Plates »

What you'll need: black and orange sprinkles ($6, amazon.com)

Ghost Cupcakes

Put those fancy meringue skills to good use (don't worry, it's not hard!) and pipe out some fluffy little ghosts. It doesn't even matter if you mess them up because they're supposed to be creepy!

Get the recipe from Everyday Occasions »

What you'll need: icing bags with tips ($10, amazon.com)

Monster Strawberry Cupcakes

First of all, these cupcakes are pink. Second, these monster strawberries are too cute to handle.

Get the recipe from Yummy Crumble »

What you'll need: Oreos ($4, amazon.com)

Witch Hat Cupcakes

These are perfect if you a) have zero decorating skills and b) have extra cupcake liners chilling in your kitchen.

Get the recipe from The Cake Blog »

What you'll need: cupcake liners ($4, amazon.com)

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