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How to Decorate Cupcakes for Halloween

Learn how to decorate cupcakes for Halloween from the experts at Butter Lane Bakery in this Howcast food video.


I'm going to show you how to make really fun Halloween cupcakes. My favorite part about Halloween is making jack-o-lanterns, and I'm going to show you how to make really cute jack-o-lantern cupcakes. What we're going to start with is three bags, one with orange, one with green, and one with black. We'll start with the orange bag. I have a large round tip on our pastry bag. All you're going to do is start from the center, hover over the cupcake, and go in a circle. This is our jack-o-lantern base.

We're going to take a spatula. This is an off-set spatula, a metal spatula. You can also take a knife if you want, if you have that at home. You're going to smooth that out, just a couple of swipes until it's nice and smooth. Then, we're going to take our green pastry bag with our leaf tip, which has two prongs, and at the top of one side of the cupcake, we're just going to pipe a few leaves. Short bursts of pressure right at the top.

Then, we're going to take our black pastry bag with a small round tip. We're going to draw our face. When you pipe, you're going to want to hover over the cupcake just a little bit. You don't want to touch the cupcake. And I'm outlining the little triangles for their eyes and then filling it in. My jack-o-lantern is going to be really happy. You're always going to want to outline what you're drawing first and then fill it in later. There you have fun and simple Halloween cupcakes.

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