Easy Skull Cupcakes 2 Ways

Throwback Thursday!  These were so much fun!  But, they do require a lot of random toppings.  When my daughter wanted to decorate cupcakes for National Cake Decorating Day I suggested she come up with something more simple!  First up is my old post from 2010!  Seriously doesn’t seem that long ago.  Then its on to Aurora’s mini cupcakes!  She is so cute.

 I made these cupcakes for a Halloween Party.  We arrived about 15 minutes late.  I set them down, got in line for Chili, and… by the time we got to the end of the line they were gone already!!!!  LOL  Apparently a huge hit with the kiddos!

To start I baked 2 dozen Red Velvet Cupcakes from a box mix and while they were cooking and cooling I carefully removed the middles from a pack of Oreo Cookies and crushed the cookie part. I then worked in batches of about 4 to make the faces.

{Base} When spreading the chocolate frosting on the round cupcakes I kinda formed a rounded point down at the teeth part.  I then rolled them carefully in the crushed Oreo.

{Eyes} Then I placed a small marshmallow cut in half on the top left and an Oreo middle on the top right.

{Nose} I placed 2 coconut pieces in the middle.

{Teeth} I shoved 3 yogurt covered raisins at the bottom where the extra frosting was!

{Finishing Touch} I put the extra chocolate frosting in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny whole in the corner.  I then piped on a tiny dot over the marshmallow and a bigger blob for the iris of the bigger eye!

Done!   So cute and yet….  so scary right?  lol

Now for the Second Type of Skull Cupcakes!

Aurora decided to make these mini!  Mostly because we have a new pan.  lol   She STILL choose the red velvet cake.  The idea of red inside the skill is fun! Her steps were pretty easy!  We went for a slightly simpler approach.  Just frosting to decorate the top of hers!  If a 12 year old can do it then so can you!

  1. Bake your cupcakes!  She used red velvet.
  2.  She put some buttercream frosting into a ziploc bag.  (No… after all these years and all these cupcakes… we still use the trusty bag.
  3. She piped some funky ovals onto the cupcakes.
  4. Then smoothed them over with a butter knife!  Notice how the are larger at one end and smaller at another.
  5. Then she used the trusted ziploc baggy method with a TINY little hole.  She looked up some skull sketches on google and decided on the straight line smiles.  We felt like they looked a little happier, but still like skulls.  lol

I am so proud of my little baby girl!  I am so proud that she likes to be creative and bake new exciting things!  She was so excited to make these for her family.  And… they were delicious!  Stay tuned for more Aurora made goodies!







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