Ghoulish Goodies!

Hooray!  Fall is finally here–I love everything about Fall…the return of jeans, sweaters, pumpkin spice cake….and HALLOWEEN!!!

Is anyone planning a Halloween party?  Or maybe you are in the mood to make something festive for the family—no matter what your motivation, I want to show you these cute cupcakes that BeBe & I made today—AND how you can make them!  There are  plenty of designs to choose from…I hope something  jumps out at you!

Let’s start with chocolate….

Here I am, piping spider webs with melted chocolate bark (candy melts work for this too) onto parchment paper.  Once done, I’ll pop them in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up!

Now, some ghosties.  I placed mini chocolate chip eyes while the chocolate was still soft.  Then, everything goes into the freezer for a few minutes to firm up!

**Update! Looking back two years later…I would use Sixlets chocolate candies  for the eyes of my Candy Corn Monster below ;0) — 

Now, let’s take a look at everything!  I’m going to show the left side of the platter first.  You’ll see a few cupcakes that I threw in….they are self explanatory  (I love the guy with the big fangs!) — Oh, and there’s Frankenstein peeking at us too :0)

Now for the right side,  I added a black cat (piped on a chocolate grasshopper cookie) with royal icing face and candy corn ears. 

One last shot of the whole group! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go make some cupcakes!  :0)

**Update– posted our Halloween cupcakes on their site!  Hooray!  Visit their Blog often for cupcake inspiration….they post new pics throughout the day.

Category: Blog Tutorials, Fall, Monsters, Aliens, Dinosaurs, etc., Seasonal & Holiday, Themes and Occasions


  1. Helen in the UK says: #1

    Great ideas for Halloween! Particularly like the skeleton and the spiders web :)

  2. KathyK says: #2

    Love the candy corn monster and the pumpkin!

  3. Hi there!

    What adorable ideas! Your step-by-step instructions are fantastic!

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my site right now and I’d be tickled to death if you’d enter these cupcakes!

    The cupcakes won’t be judged…they’ll simply serve as inspiration to my readers, and each cupcake that is submitted counts as one entry to win the prize…a $50 Shopping Spree to the TomKat Studio!

    I’d be more than happy to make sure that a link back to your page is included so you get the proper exposure.

    All of the details to enter your Halloween cupcakes can be found here: link to

    I hope you’ll join in the fun! And please, spread the word! The drawing will be held October 20th.

  4. Mama Bird says: #4

    Fantab!! I can’t wait to try some of these!!

  5. Tonya says: #5

    Great job on the cupcakes!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the detailed directions!

    You probably already know this, but just in case someone else doesn’t…you can take your “true to size” design/printout and put it under the parchment paper when piping out your chocolate. Then you can trace the design or letters to get a consistent look.

    I have used the computer to print out heart shapes and words (nice to add to cakes), then all I have to do is put them under the parchment paper and the shape/word is visible through the parchment paper to trace. If I am making a whole tray of one design, I just print out multiple images on one sheet of paper.

    Just something I figured out since I don’t have the best freehand when piping chocolate.

    Thanks again for the instructions!!!! GREAT JOB!

  6. Melissa Diamond says: #6

    Thanks everybody!! I’m glad that you like them–I had so much fun making these! — Tonya– Yes, thank you for bringing that up!! I often wing it when piping my chocolate designs but should have included that you can trace them too if you want them to look identical or are more comfortable with tracing. Funny you should mention it too because we started working on a short “Piping Chocolate Transfers” video today! :0)

  7. Tonya says: #7

    If I wing it, you wouldn’t be able to tell what it is…lol. Can’t wait to see the video!!! Love your blog!

  8. Melissa Diamond says: #8

    Hee hee–There’s no shame in tracing! :0)

  9. april says: #9

    LOVE THESE! You’re so darned talented! Thanks for sharing your tips. I LOVE how you just wrote it out and made it look so easy. You know, I may surprise my boys with some of these this year! Thanks for the kick in the pants!!

  10. Melissa Diamond says: #10

    Thanks April! Yes, surprise those boys of yours! They will love them. :0)

  11. GrandMom says: #11

    Hi, Melissa, Good job! You should become a teacher. Learn all you can and share your knowledge.

  12. meaghan says: #12

    Love this clever tutorial! And the cupcakes! I spotted this on Tip Junkie and I also posted a feature and link to your site on my blog ( Thanks for sharing this!

  13. Melissa Diamond says: #13

    Thanks Meaghan! I just went to your Blog–you have so many creative ideas posted! Great site! :0)

  14. veronica de la cruz garcia says: #14

    love it
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  15. What great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

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