Skeleton Cupcakes

These Skeleton Cupcakes are easier than they look! So fun for Halloween.

We all know Halloween is coming soon, so I thought I would share a fun idea for cupcakes that a friend emailed me from Woman’s Day.
I hadn’t seen a cupcake so cute in a while, so I knew I had to make them and share with you guys!
Here’s how I made these Skeleton Cupcakes…
First bake some cupcakes.  I used sprinkles on mine because I’m addicted to sprinkles.  If you don’t share this addiction you can leave them off.
Next, assemble your supplies…
-white chocolate covered pretzels
-large marshmallows
-lollipop sticks
-food writer (or black icing)
also reserve a little extra frosting…you’ll see why in a minute.
Cut an inch or so off the stick so it’s not so long.
Flatten your marshmallow slightly
Carefully press your stick into the flattened marshmallow
Next using your food writer or black frosting make a skeleton face…
Now you need to make his bones…
Slide on the pretzels.  Here’s where your extra frosting helps.  It holds the pretzels in place.
Now stick your arm-less skeleton into your cupcake.
So, he needs some arms…
Cut the top of some extra pretzels off.  Do this carefully, otherwise the pretzels break.  Trust me.  I had to eat A LOT of pretzel casualties.
Now, with some more frosting carefully attach the arms.
Voila!
Your skeleton has come to life…
Aren’t they adorable??

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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September 16, 2019 3:18 am

This ideas are impressive for the Halloween decoration to have a more spooky vibe.

Jen
October 24, 2017 11:32 am

How did you get the frosting to set up so high? Or what kind of frosting did you use? Thanks for the idea

October 17, 2016 6:09 pm

Love these, so clever!

Shirley
October 9, 2016 7:10 pm

I LOVE THEM TO BITS!! how cute are they??? You see all these other things to make and you’re like “done that… done that” …. SKELETONS! Haven’t done that…I’m SO gonna do that. Tfs ?

September 14, 2015 4:01 am

what kind of pretzels did you use? i was only able to only find flipz and they were too small to get the stick through.
http://www.cosplaypark.com/

Ann
August 19, 2015 7:18 pm

I love to make new and different things cakes cookies and food. Any receipes would be greatly appreciated

Judy
August 19, 2015 1:47 pm

Absolutely adorable ?

cheryl
August 18, 2015 12:24 am

Love em

jenny
October 27, 2014 9:53 pm

what kind of pretzels did you use? i was only able to only find flipz and they were too small to get the stick through.

June G.
October 27, 2013 9:00 am

I made these today! So much fun and received the ooooh’s and aaaahhh’s they deserved! Haha! I used Flipz covered pretzels, only ones I could find, but your pretzels look like they’re covered more.

Krystal
October 22, 2013 1:17 am

These are the cutest cupcakes ever. I am planning on making them this week. But I have a silly question…Where do I find lollipop sticks and a food marker? I obviously don’t bake enough!

Linda
October 16, 2013 10:44 am

Can I have the recipe for your beautiful fluffy icing? I am afraid my store bought icing will not look as nice. How did you make the hole in the pretzel to get the lollipop stick to fit tight? Thanks for your help and this idea. My daughter is excited to take these cupcakes to school for her birthday.

Tolee
September 24, 2013 9:59 pm

Why not use pretzel sticks and make the whole thing eddible? you can dip them in white chocolate as well.

vballgerl
September 20, 2013 7:53 am

LOVED the catty park story…oh and the cupcakes too! Thanks for sharing!

folksmith
October 31, 2012 7:32 pm

those are the cutest cupcakes i’ve ever seen.

love the playground babble. kind of scary to think there are mother’s out there who are talking like that. kind of scary to think what the kids pick up from them.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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