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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Alexander Sabucido

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

Jen
Jen

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

Shanna Sorenson

Love these, so clever!

Shirley
Shirley

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 ?

cosplaypark

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
Ann

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

Judy
Judy

Absolutely adorable ?

cheryl
cheryl

Love em

jenny
jenny

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.
June G.

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
Krystal

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
Linda

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
Tolee

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

vballgerl
vballgerl

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

folksmith
folksmith

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.

410Robbie
410Robbie

Great idea! I haven’t seen a fun Halloween cupcake that I’m dying to make–now I do!

PS. You are correct about Moms- they don’t change!! The high school drama continues! I just chose to distance myself from the drama mama’s & its amazing how quiet & calm I feel now! 🙂

Debbie

That is the funniest thing I have ever heard and so true. I read this story to my husband and we both laughed our a** off. I am so glad I was looking for Halloween treats and came across your site. Thanks for the story and the awesome cupcake recipe:)

Shea
Shea

I love these cupcakes and plan on making them. I am positive we all could have done without the catty little story this person wrote though. Serves no purpose whatsoever and it was stupid. Thanks for the cupcake receipe though.

kristen
kristen

Love these!! Just wondering how you made the whole in the pretzel to put through the popsicle stick? Thanks!

Linda
Linda

How did you make the hole in the pretzel to stick?

Graciela
Graciela

Thank you so much, your cupcakes are so cute. Congrats for your creativity. I´m going to try it yeah I have to!!! Saludos desde México!!!

Heidi Cano
Heidi Cano

I just made these for my son’s birthday treat at school. So much fun to make and easy too, untill I couldn’t get the frosting to hold my pretzles to the stick. My husband saw my frustration and said if it were him making the cupcakes he would use mini marshmellows to keep them on the stick. My husband can be smart somtimes because they worked! And, from the back it looked like a spine! Just wanted to put that out there in case others were having the same problems I was:)

Branda Jenkins
Branda Jenkins

I LOVE these!!! I have been looking for the perfect cupcakes for my son’s fall parties & these are it!!! Thank you:)

Natalie

These are absolutely adorable!!!! I cant wait to talk someone else into making them so I can eat them. Too cute.

Nikki

These are so creative!! New folower 🙂 I featured these cupcakes on my blog! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/hmm-thats-pinteresting-no2.html

Jen

These are SO cute! I’ll be featuring them this Friday on my blog. I hope you’ll stop by for a visit! Thanks for sharing!
Jen
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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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