I wanted to make some cupcakes and I thought, why not make them Halloween themed. I can't remember how I finally decided on doing these skeleton cupcakes, but I'm happy with how they turned out. The plan started with making candy melt graves and when I tried to make gray candy melts for the graves, I quickly found out it was impossible (at least for me). Luckily, my genius husband suggested going with the old time wooden crosses as grave makers and things went smoothly from there.

Step 1: What You Need

Gather up your supplies. Not all are absolutely necessary, but this is what I used.


  • Cupcake Mix (chocolate would be good if you want the cupcake to be like the dirt in the graveyard)
  • Green Frosting
  • White Candy Melts (you will not use a whole bag, I didn't even use half)
  • Cocoa Candy Melts (you will not use a whole bag, I didn't even use half)
  • Chocolate Flavored Jimmies (Sprinkles)
  • Cupcake Liners (if you want them, I used what I had left and then did the rest just in the pan, you will need cooking spray if you don't use liners)
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Black Food Coloring
  • Paper Towels
  • Wax Paper
  • Zip Lock Bags
  • Cling Wrap
  • Wilton Piping Tips (I used the round tips size 2 for the skeletons and size 5 for the grave markers)
  • Various Utensils: Spoon, knife...
Very good design, most halloween cupcakes I see that try to pull off genuine eeriness don't pull it off this well. <br> <br>I wonder if there's a way to finagle chocolate-covered pretzels for crosses..though they wouldn't look as realistic as these. <br> <br>
Wow !!! Long Live us fun people who live for Halloween !
Congratulations on this prize-winning entry! ;-P~
Thank you! I was quite surprised this was a winner!
Your candy skulls, hands and grave markers turned out great. Thanks for sharing a picture on Hungry Happenings Halloween Picture Party.
No problem! I like to share my little treats :)
This is amazing! I voted.
Thanks :)
No problem! You deserve the prize.
If only I could win...
I really hope you do! I hope I win the drawing contest, I think I'm quite good at drawing for an 11 year old.
Yes, Scoochmaroo's tips with taking the photos really helped bring the cupcake to life :)
This looks amazing, you did a wonderful job with capturing the true spirit of Halloween with this cute treat.
THank you :)
great job, i love that you use chocolate jimmies for the dirt.
Thanks! I thought they looked good, and are tasty too!
Love this skeleton! The hand and all other settings are very cool!
Thanks :)
so delicious!
The pictures are so spooky! I love it. The candy piping looks awesome too.
Thanks! I got some tips from <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/scoochmaroo/">Scoochmaroo</a> on how to make the photos more spooky!
Very creative :D you have my vote.
Thank you! I've very happy with how they turned out!
Looks vert tasty and creative. Cant wait to make one myself!
I hope you do and I hope you have a better time working with the candy melts :)
This is so creative. Save one for me.
I do have a few left!
This is so creative. Save one for me.
Cute and yummy!

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