Use One Easy Decorating Technique to Create Many Different Halloween Cupcakes

October 13th, 2010 by Desiree Smith

The 1M Swirl technique is an easy way to capture the same decorator look you might find on cupcakes in your local bakery or grocery store. I spent more time obsessing fussing over the photos than actually decorating the cupcakes.

The Freaky Friend Bat Cupcake is topped with a sturdy plastic pix that is inserted into the back of a cupcake. It’s one of six fun toppers in the Freaky Friends Cupcake Pix. The orange tinted icing is piped with tip 1M swirls and sprinkled with Black Cake Sparkles™.

The same cupcake takes on an eerie mood when surrounded by the fence wrap and topped with a tombstone and tree pix from the Pick your Poison Cupcake Wraps ‘n Pix.

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Another super-easy cupcake idea: violet tinted icing, piped with tip 1M swirls on top. The cupcakes are decorated using the Polka Dot Pumpkin Cupcake Combo Pack and complemented with Confetti Sprinkles.

Going in another direction is the skull and bones cupcake using the Happy Haunters Baking Cups. The violet icing is scattered with bones from the Creepy Sprinkles Lab and topped off with a Skull Royal Icing Decoration.

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

The Black Polka Dots Pumpkin Baking Cups are a great choice for cupcakes for the younger crowd. Just sprinkle colored sugars or Black Cake Sparkles™ on tinted icing, then top with a smiling pumpkin or spiders and bats icing decorations.

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

I’m a big fan of Color Mist™ Food Color Spray when I’m lazy pressed for time. Just decorate using white icing and spray on the color of your choice. I used orange and violet spray, topped with Jumbo Ghost Sprinkles and purple sugar. To save time and make things easy for myself, I use Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing.

The easiest cupcake of the bunch was iced with Violet Ready-To-Use Icing, sprinkled with Silver Metallic Jimmies and topped off with the picks from the Pick Your Poison Cupcake Combo Set.

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Your Halloween cupcakes will look spectacular spooktacular on Halloween Cupcake Stand the Haunted Manor Cupcake Stand or Pick Your Poison Cupcake Stand. The stands are great space savers for your Halloween display table.

Have fun mixing different icing colors, sprinkles, toppers, baking cups, wraps, and picks for design possibilities. Wilton has dozens of Halloween cupcake ideas. You’re sure to find the perfect one for your Halloween celebration!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

17 Replies

  1. Mary Irish says:


  2. vidya says:

    gosh!! these are so beautiful..hope my cupcakes look like this when they done..

  3. omosigho goodey says:

    Wilton is simply the best in terms of ingenuity and creativity…. Your breath taking and awesome cakes makes me feel inspired and incredibly inept.

  4. paola says:

    I love wilton’s ideas they ‘re great

  5. Holly Day says:

    I discovered cupcakes not long ago and am impressed by how creative people are with them. Definitely love those yummy looking Halloween themed cupcakes! And I’m particularly interested in those silver jimmie -never seen before.
    Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  6. Jacqui FM says:

    truely inspired now … off to plan my own cupcakes and get my displays ready!!!


    Thanks for more ideas on how to decorate cup cakes. I took the class of cake decorating and I really enjoy new ideas. I think wilton is really a great teacher and I will be looking forward to more lessons.

  8. Connie Blair says:

    thanks for sharing not only the ideas, but how to do them. It really motivates you to go out to the store and pick up the stuff to do the project. I know I will this weekend.

    Happy Holloween baking!!!!

  9. Muchas gracias, pero desgraciadamente no puedo entender todo lo que me dicen ya que carezco de conocimientos del INGLES, sólo unas cuantas palabras puedo leer.
    Un saludo

  10. Carly says:

    These aren’t that great, there just basic cupcakes decorated with Wilton stuff…not very creative at all

  11. maria esquer says:

    muchas gracias por escribirme y por sus sugerencias, son de gran utilidad para mi

  12. jose says:

    la verdad muy buenas recetas y gustaria que me envien sobre decoracion de tortas para niños y npara cumpleaños de 15 años….por favor en lo posible en español.desde ya muchas gracias un abrazo y ojla pueda recibir las cosas lindas que ponen en el correo.chau..

  13. Lesa Vaughn says:

    I love all things Wilton. Wilton always gives me the tools and inspiration to make all things good….BETTER!

  14. I love teaching the WM. All my students enjoy being there and a very creative.

  15. Diana Moss says:

    Love the 1M tip, makes short work out of decorating cupcakes. Taking the Wilton Cake Decorating classes is the highlight of my week, now in second one and look forward to the third.

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  17. erendira says:

    me encanta la reposteria solo que no ablo ingles y muchos tips no los entiendo pero me encanta ver los modelos de los pasteles y todo lo que se ase en wilton es grandioso !

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