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Skeleton Cupcakes

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

3 cupcakes with skeleton toppers
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.
Your skeleton has come to life…
Aren’t they adorable??

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128 comments on “Skeleton Cupcakes”

  1. 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 ?

    1. I actually used the store brand and didn’t have a problem.. that’s weird the Flipz wouldn’t fit!

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

  3. 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.

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