10.12.2009

Halloween Mummy Cupcakes!


(help! get me out of here! this lady's crazy!)

How many of you are in charge of the Halloween party snack at school? (Raising my hand) Okay, let's do something this year that looks special but is quick and easy. Something that makes your kiddos brag to their friends "MY mom MADE those cool cupcakes. She's the best mom ever. Better than YOUR mom!" (Okay, I might have just gotten a little carried away. Really, I don't want a classroom throw down. Sorry.)

Where were we? Right, Mummy Cupcakes! I saw these on Party Cupcakes and tried to figure it out.

Bake up a box of cupcakes (I'm realistic here, kids don't appreciate cake from scratch) and a batch of Martha's sugar icing:

3 sticks of softened butter
4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla)

Beat 5 minutes on high.

Let's get to work.

Give your cupcakes a skim coat of icing like this:



Pop in some chocolate chip eyeballs:



Pull out your decorator tips, find the one that has a saw tooth edge then turn it upside down and use the smooth side:



Begin to create the bandages:




Ta-da! Spooky!



(boo.)


DIY Day @ ASPTL


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78 comments :

  1. These are great!! Thanks for the tutorial... I love cupcakes & make them like crazy (even blog about them too... HAHA!). I think I will try these over the weekend!

    Tiffany @ Mine Are Spectacular!

    Stopping by (Again) from SITS

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  2. Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

    That is such a quick and simple idea. I never would have though of if I have to share with my friend who does cupcakes she'll live this for halloween

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  3. Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

    That is such a quick and simple idea. I never would have though of if I have to share with my friend who does cupcakes she'll live this for halloween

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  4. Hi there. Over from SITS. Congratulations on being the featured blogger today. What a cool idea for cupcakes. Hope you had a great day.

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  5. You, my friend will DEFINITELY be the coolest mom around!

    I made some similar ones a couple of years ago, but I used airhead candies to cover the "face" with bandages.

    Yours not only look more "maker friendly", but they would be much tastier too.

    XO*Tricia

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  6. adorable! Seriously - so cute. Great job :)

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  7. Love them, Jennifer! Too cute!! I am actually hoping I might get to do desserts at the preschool Fall/Halloween thing this year. :)

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  8. So cute! They also look very yummy :)

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  9. wow! Yummy and cute! Great idea. I am sure kids would adore these.

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  10. So cute! We had ghost pizzas tonight for dinner. And pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for dessert. YUM-O! Muffins are wasy easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)
    You already know I am from SITs!....:)
    I LOVE to be known as the coolest mom ever in my kid's school...

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  11. TOO TOO cute! I cracked UP at the line below the photo.

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  12. I have to say I've attempted many Halloween cupcakes (and failed miserably), but these look doable. SOOOO adorable, and they seem pretty easy. And they only require one color of frosting, woohoo! I'm going ot give it a shot. Thanks for sharing this.

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  13. These are great!! Gosh, and I used to get excited when my Mom would cut my peanut butter sandwich on the diagonal. You are the best mom ever!

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  14. Oh my goodness! Are these just too cute or what? ~Adorable! :)

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  15. Hello from SITS! These are adorbale-love it! I bookmarked your blog and will probably follow too-love it!

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  16. Love this idea!! Halloween is so much fun - I've seen something very similar with pizza (using black olives for eyes). Its definitely making our party list this year! BTW -congratulations on your SITS day. I'm running late but there is still 40 minutes left on the east coast. Enjoy the rest of it!

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  17. I LOVE this idea! Princess Nagger would love it, too! :)

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  18. Happy SITS day!!!! I am totally stealing this cupcake decorating idea, thanks!

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  19. Those are so stinkin cute!! I can get to the eyes and the icing, but once you have to pipe it on....uhhh...not so much!

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  20. Great idea! My son's b'day is the 30th so we do plenty of cupcakes that week! These are a definite!
    ~Nancy

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  21. Yummy and super cute!Cupcakes are my friends!

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  22. These are just to dang cute!!! I nominate you mom of the year.

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  23. How funny, Martha Stewart had similar ones a few years ago for halloween that I'm about to try. Yours are so cute! Happy SITS day!

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  24. These are adorable! Sending a link to this to my sister - she and my niece will LOVE making these for their halloween party :)

    Stopping by from SITS <3

    Linds

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  25. I just tweeted this cupcake post - they are so stinking cute!!!

    Visiting from SITS - I know... I'm LATE!! It's been a crazy crazy busy day for me for some reason, so I'm just getting here.

    Pretty blog! Off to poke around.

    Hope you had a great feature day!

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  26. I'm always a day late and a dollar short. I am going to try the mummy cupcakes and I do not have kids at home anymore!
    Nancy

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  27. Aww, very cute cupcake idea and what a lovely blog you have. Watched the 'dahntahn' Sunday funny video which makes me miss Pittsburgh (went to CMU years ago). I think you've inspired me to pull out the tips for frosting the next time I bake ;)

    [saw you on SITS today, yay]

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  28. How cute and easy are these?!?
    I'm in charge of cupcakes for my daughter's preschool party. I wonder if kids that age would even understand mummies?
    Oh well, I may make them anyway just so I can impress the other moms. =)

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  29. OMG these are fab! They're so simple too...I think even I could make them lol.

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  30. Yummy, thanks for the idea and happy SITS!

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  31. These are so cute! I've actually been thinking about making treats instead of buying bags of expensive candy.....I might have to try making these. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Spooky and fun! My kids would love these because of the extra frosting!!!

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  33. Ha Ha! Very cute! Oh, brings back memories of my friend and I waiting until the last minute to tell our mothers that we were supposed to bring cupcakes for everyone the next morning. What?!! was usually the response.

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  34. I love these and can't wait to take them to my son's school!!

    XOXO

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  35. I saw these in one of those little Halloween idea booklets at the grocery store and thought they were adorable! Great job!

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  36. Super cute! You make it look so easy.

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  37. I am not usually won over by crafty baking photos, but these are so cute. And I also love your writing, which is much funnier than anything usually surrounding a cupcake recipe. Over from SITS -- congratulations on your day and thanks for being such a good read.

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  38. oh I love this. See it pays to be a day behind on SITS... you get to check out great ideas like that. The best part is that looks so doable. :)

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  39. SO CUTE! I wish I knew how to do this when my babies were young and in grade school for all of their parties! Thanks for sharing! :O)

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  40. These are AWESOME! Our school doesn't allow homemade snacks:( I could just make them for the kids though. What fun!

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  41. These look really fun! I found you through SITS, and I am looking forward to following your blog!

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  42. Chhhhhhyyyyuuuuummmmmm-delish...saw you on SITS:)

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  43. So cute! And easy!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. Peaking in at your cupcakes today and they are adorable. Certainly would make every kid go home and tell their Mom's how cool you are. I had to laugh about your little blog story about your life living with the boys and the laundry sitting there. Very cute and you made me laugh today and today I needed a good laugh.
    Joyce

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  45. I just read your tutorial about the chandelier (I think I just spelled it wrong!) and I think I'm in love with you! I've been DIE-ING to put a chandalier (oops!) above my tub and my hubster keeps mumbling code crap to me. But candles!? GENIUS! I'm totally going to do this now! loves-it!

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  46. I am just going to HAVE to make these!!

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  47. Those are great! Come on over and link up to Cupcake Tuesday if you would like!
    ~Liz

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  48. OMG these are absolutely adorable!!!

    http://harlemshaterade.blogspot.com

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  49. love it...might have to break down and cook something:) Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

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  50. I love these! And I cracked up at your about page and the "balls & peters" talk...gotta love boys! I was in the ladies room with my son and he pointed to the tampon dispenser and said "Mommy are those your crayons?" Where do they come up with such things?

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  51. I LOVE these! So fun and so creative...I'm clearing some room on my kitchen calendar, even as we speak.

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  52. Hello there~ these are incredibly darling and seem so easy! My kids would love these... I will have to make some. Thanks for your visit and for sharing this "sweet" idea!

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  53. These are awesome. I am on cupcake duty for two class parties! LOVE THIS. Stopping by from SITS

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  54. I found a mummy cookie that I posted on my blog. It reminded of your great cupcakes. I'm on weight watchers and the thought of a yummy cupcake is making me salivate.

    Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog.

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  55. Oh boy, those are fantastic!! Definitely will have to lock that idea away! Thanks! :-)

    ~Mary

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  56. Those "mummy cupcakes" are adorable. Such a great idea. Your blog is great - I can't wait to read more. Congratulations on your SITS day yesterday. I am kind of late but glad to "discover" you.

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  57. this is really cute!!!!great job

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  58. OMG - I love these. Brilliant!! Thanks for sharing.

    I've come over from SITS!

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  59. These are darling. They would be perfect with the mummy pizzas I just made!

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  60. These are great. You've got "kid friendly" nailed.

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  61. these are great!! I so want to do these for work!!

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  62. Okay, I just got all fired up again....I would loooove to make these for Cubbys party...I am room mom...but there is a new stupid rule about NO SUGAR or SWEETS at the party...I will like the grim reaper walking in with carrot sticks. :( But I will certainly make them for the annual pumpkin carving party on our street next week.

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