Dress up your cupcakes for Halloween with these cute Emoji Cupcakes. A fun project to do with the kids, these Halloween cupcakes are easy to make and fun to customize. Learn how to make cute Frankenstein monsters, pumpkins and devils – then add your own funny faces using buttercream frosting.

Cupcakes decorated like Halloween Emojis - Dracula with heart eyes, Frankenstein face, pumpkins, ghost, and red devil.

Feeling extra creative? Try making your own ghosts, vampires, zombies and jack-o-lanterns!

Instructions:

Step 1: Bake cupcakes.

Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in baking cups.

Step 2: Tint icing.

Using color combinations provided, tint ¼ cup icing each green, red, purple and brown.

Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get green color shown.

Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red icing colors to get red color shown.

Combine Violet and Rose icing colors to get purple color shown.

Combine Brown and Ivory icing colors to get brown color shown.

Using Orange and Black icing colors, tint ¼ cup icing each orange and black.

Reserve remaining icing white.

Step 3: Decorate cupcakes

Using spatula and red, green, purple, orange and brown icing, ice cupcakes smooth. Prepare decorating bag with tip 6 and white icing. Outline ghost shape; fill in and smooth with spatula. Reserve remaining icing.

Prepare four decorating bags with tip 3. Fill separately with small amounts green, black, white and red icing. Prepare three decorating bags with tip 5. Fill separately with remaining red, green and black icing.

  • Devil Cupcakes: Using black icing with tip 3, pipe facial features.
  • Ghost Cupcakes: Using white icing with tip 6, pipe eyes. Using black icing with tip 3, pipe facial features.
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes: Using green icing with tip 5, pipe stems. Using black icing with tip 3, pipe facial features.
  • Frankenstein Cupcakes: Using black icing with tip 5, pipe hair. Using green icing with tip 3, pipe scar. Using white icing with tip 6, pipe mouth. Using black icing with tip 3, pipe facial features and teeth.
  • Dracula Cupcakes: Using black icing with tip 5, pipe hair. Using black icing with tip 3, pipe facial features. Using red icing with tip 3, pipe heart eyes. Using white icing with tip 3, pipe teeth.
  • Zombie Cupcakes: Using red icing with tip 5, pipe blood. Using black icing with tip 3, pipe facial features.