I was inspired by a product I saw on Amazon-a plastic skeleton hand shaped pick and I thought wow- I can make that hand edible and use something tasty for the gravestone.
Step 1: Ingredients
Your favorite cupcakes
Your favorite chocolate frosting
Nabisco chocolate wafers (or Oreo cookies if you prefer)/ mine are already crushed in the picture
White candy melts (I prefer Wilton brand)
Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies (I also tried Fig Newton's)
Special equipment or other stuff you might need:
#3 pastry tip and coupler
Pastry bag and/or freezer Ziploc bag
Rolling pin or hammer
Microwavable container like a glass measuring cup
Step 2: Skeleton Hands
On a piece of wax paper lay down three 3” inch lines of candy melt next to each other.
Make a square at the top to form the palm and then add five little lines to make the fingers.
Continue to make as many hands as you need (a bag of candy melts will make about 35 hands)
The candy melts harden about 10 min.
I prefer the candy melts because white chocolate can be temperamental doing this step.
Step 3: Gravestones
You can use the frosting to top the cupcakes as well - just remove the tip from the bag.
Step 4: Dirt
Just smoosh them to bits!
Step 5: Putting the Dirt On
I like to work in batches of 5 so that frosting remains sticky for the best adhesion of the "dirt."