Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. I love the decorations, the candy, the costumes. It’s never too early to get ideas for how to make Halloween a little fun this year. This year, with my friend Julie’s help , we came up with these cute Halloween cupcakes!~ They are little graveyard cupcakes. It was so easy to make them, and the kids loved them.
My kids and I had a blast making these, they were all able to help. They especially liked the part where they got to crush up the Oreo cookies. Well, that and eating the cremes out of the middle. They were just a little bit hyper after that!
Here’s how to make these great cupcakes:
Pick your favorite white or yellow cake mix. Make per the boxes instructions. (While mixing, add yellow and red food coloring to make it a nice orange color)
Pick your favorite white icing, add green food coloring to it, and then put it in a piping bag with a small tip.
Open a bag of Oreos. Remove all the middles.
Place all the Oreos in a bag, and crush with a hammer. (It’s cheaper than therapy) Set aside.
Place paper cups in your cupcake tray before baking. Fill 1/4 of the way with batter. Then sprinkle some oreos on top. Fill cupcakes 3/4 way full with more batter.
Cook in the oven per box instructions.
Let cupcakes completely cool.
While the cupcakes are cooling, you can make your tombstones. You can either cut marshmallows in half and flatten with a meat tenderizer. (Lots of fun) Or you can just buy the marshmallow stackers.
Using an edible marker, found at most cooking stores, write on your tombstones.
Insert two toothpicks in to the bottom of the marshmallows.
Place the tombstones on top of the cupcakes.
Ice a small section in front of the tombstone to look like a grave, then sprinkle with cookie crumbles.
Continue to ice the rest of the cupcake to look like grass.
It’s that easy. They were fun to make, and even more fun to eat!