Halloween cupcakes made easy!

Don’t you hate when you think you’ve come up with something totally unique, only to have Google tell you that your idea is NOT unique, but has been done a, uh, Google times?!
Fun fact – did you know Google is actually a number? Yes, it is. It is the number 1 followed by 100 zero’s. Seriously, look it up.
It’s spelled differently, though, (googol) but it is a number and it has quickly become my 4 year old’s FAVORITE number. Example – “Could I please have a googol M&M’s?” or “Mom, I am thinking of a number between one and a googol, can you guess?”
My personal favorite is “Mom, I love you a googol” . AWWWW, yes, I know, very very sweet…not grammatically correct, but hey, we’ll let that one slide.

Last year my other little guy was in kindergarten and told his teacher that googol was a number and she told him it wasn’t. He came home all sorts of bent out of shape…ahh, the public school system 😉
So, you see, here is my issue: made some cupcakes today and thought that I was brilliant, but lo and behold, Google has stolen my thunder.
I will share these with you because maybe you, like I, are out of the proverbial loop.

I love these because they are cute and EASY!
Here’s what you need:

1 box of cake mix
2 cans vanilla frosting
mini chocolate chips
ziplock bag (or piping bag)

That’s it!

Bake your cupcakes as directed, Let cool.
Cut the corner off of a large ziplock. Load up you ziplock with your frosting and blob on in the shape of a ghost.
I am pretty sure that “blob” is the culinary term for this 😉
It certainly isn’t an exact science.
Next, take your mini chocolate chips and press them into the frosting backwards for your eyes and mouth.
Initially I tried using a larger chocolate chip for the mouth but it looked like the ghost was screaming at me…no bueno. Ghosts are creepy enough I certainly do not need them screaming at me. (the cupcakes that came up on the google search had screaming ghosts, so mine are slightly different)

You’re done!
I guarantee your little ones will love these (and bigger ones too!)
So, while I had some cupcakes made I decided to play around with some of the new sprinkles I bought…these are also easy.

Just frost your cupcake with a knife and spread it around as smooth as you can get it.
Dump your sprinkles into a bowl and dip your cupcakes in getting them covered with sprinkles & garnish as you’d like.
The trifecta…

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Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
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Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
October 18, 2009 5:47 pm

I love them all!! :-)

Snooky doodle
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Snooky doodle
October 18, 2009 6:22 pm

How nice! I really like YOUR idea :)

Leslie
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Leslie
October 18, 2009 7:43 pm

Damn google! Anytime I think of something I try not to look it up on google, because I like to think I have at least one original idea in my head!!!

Mimi
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Mimi
October 18, 2009 9:49 pm

Very cute cupcakes. I know what you mean about google…
Mimi

Barbara
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Barbara
October 18, 2009 10:39 pm

Absolutely adorable! I must be out of the loop because these are new to me. Love the little ghosts. Such a clever idea! Your idea!

Amanda
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Amanda
October 18, 2009 11:46 pm

Those *are* easy and quite adorable.

Ingrid
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Ingrid
October 19, 2009 12:45 am

Very nice!

So did you ever tell the teacher that, "Uh, you're worng!"?
~ingrid

Pink Little Cake
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Pink Little Cake
October 19, 2009 12:56 am

I will be making these for sure!

Monica H
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Monica H
October 19, 2009 2:13 am

Your cupcake trio is too cute!

Smitten Sugar
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Smitten Sugar
October 19, 2009 3:01 pm

These are adorable even if you werent the first! Its the first I have seen them…and they are awesome!

Too funny that the teacher was wrong!

bridget {bake at 350}
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bridget {bake at 350}
October 19, 2009 6:09 pm

I think they are totally adorable!

There is a kid's book about googol. My son loved it, but I forget the name. How funny that your son's teacher told him it wasn't true.

Abby
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Abby
October 19, 2009 10:34 pm

They're ALL cute! Great job!

And as a food blogger for a few years now I've learned one thing: There is NO such thing as an individual idea! (But that just means I have lots of successes and mistakes to draw on before I attempt something new!)

And I actually made these a couple of years ago; just moving the old posts over to the food blog. Martha is my hero(ine?) even if she DOES break my heart now and again!

Pink Little Cake
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Pink Little Cake
October 20, 2009 8:31 pm

Hi, thank you for stoping by my blog. I live in Franklin Park, NJ. I belong to the New York City Cake Decorators Meet Up Group, we had a class on Oct 10 in the city, I am the one with a white sweeter carving a cake.

Sweet Sins
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Sweet Sins
October 21, 2009 7:05 pm

I love these cupcakes! I also love the google story… Done or not your ghosts still ROCK!

thereddeer
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thereddeer
October 23, 2009 1:31 am

They all look fantastic :)

cookies and cups
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cookies and cups
October 23, 2009 1:55 pm

love the comments! thanks everybody!

Ash
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Ash
October 24, 2009 6:42 pm

I love all these treats!!! too cute!!

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