Monster and Mummy Cupcakes for a Halloween Party #SundaySupper

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Halloween is this week!!

Can you believe it? I certainly cannot. We are in Minneapolis, MN visiting my sister before the big move into our house in Madison, WI.  And my girls are in for a big treat.

They get to go trick-or-treating with their cousins. Oh happy day. They are thrilled.


So, Madeline initially chose this as her Halloween costume. She has since changed her mind three times. Kids. My guess is that she will probably end up in a princess dress but we’ll see. She never ceases to surprise me.

Candy, dressing up and more sweets. .  it’s no wonder every kid loves Halloween.

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If you’re having a Halloween party, these Monster and Mummy cupcakes are great! On the Candy Corn Monster cupcakes, the kids can totally help decorate them and if they are good with piping frosting, which as you can see, I still need to work on, let them have a go at the mummies! And younger kids can help with the eyes.

Either way, it’s fun for the whole family!

Have a great Halloween and be safe!!

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And although these cupcakes are not SPOOKY or scary, they are super adorable. I call these cupcakes dressed up like owls so I have to share these with you! Get creative, break out the Oreo cookies and some M&Ms or Reese’s pieces and you are set! Enjoy!

Monster and Mummy Cupcakes for a Halloween Party #SundaySupper
For the Owls, just make the frosting peak up for the ears (doing by hand). For the mummies, you will need a pastry bag and a tip to apply the mummy frosting.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cupcakes
Serves: 24

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup Sprinkles (any kind)
FOR THE Vanilla Buttercream FROSTING:
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 4-6 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Oreo cookies (you’re only using the side with the creme filling)
  • Reeses pieces
  • Candy corn
  • Black icing for the mummies
  • Candy eyes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line your cupcake tin with cupcakes holders and set aside.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the softened butter and vanilla, mix until the batter resembles course sand. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each new addition. Add the milk, and mix well. Lastly, if making funfetti cupcakes, pour in the sprinkles and mix by hand, gently.
  3. Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake liners (filling about ½ way each) and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely, and then frost.
  1. Using a stand mixer, beat the butter and confectioners sugar together (adding about ½ cup of sugar at a time until it has reached your desired sweetness and texture). Slowly mix in the milk (you may only need ⅛ cup) and vanilla extract, beating until slightly stiff and well combined (for about 3 minutes). Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes and then frost the cooled cupcakes.
  1. Now, decorate!! And have fun. . and let the kids help too!
  2. For the owls, put on the frosting, and make the frosting peak up for the ears (I used a butter knife). Then, apply the Oreo cookies (you are only using the side with the creme filling) and place on the Reese’s pieces for the eyes and nose!
  3. For the monsters, put on the frosting, apply the candy corn and then the candy eye balls.
  4. For the mummies, put on the black icing first and spread. Then, using a pastry bag and flat tip, apply the frosting, line by line. Lastly, put on the candy eye balls.

I’ve shared these on my blog before but sharing them with you again today for Halloween!

Vanilla cupcake recipe adapted from Ashley over at Baker by Nature, love her blog!  For the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting on the chocolate owl, I used Alice Currah’s over at Sweet Savory Life.  For my Chocolate Owl, you might be wondering what I used for his eyes. .  if you’re familiar with Sprinkles Cupcakes, I had a package of their candy toppers on hand, so used some of those for my chocolate owl’s eyes!


Today we are celebrating a HALLOWEEN SundaySupper. .  so break out the spooky eyes, witches brew and monster cookies!!! The lovely Kathia from Basic N Delicious is hosting today, horray!! so check out the awesome list and cocktails, sweet treats and more!!

Halloween Sunday Supper





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45 Responses to "Monster and Mummy Cupcakes for a Halloween Party #SundaySupper"

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  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    October 27, 2013 at 4:13 am

    So many cupcakes Alice, and they are all amazing! This halloween will be one of the best for your girls. Doing fun stuff with your cousins when you’re a kid is the best thing!

  2. Renee

    October 27, 2013 at 4:18 am

    What cute and fun cupcakes!! I’m supposed to make cupcakes for a Halloween party and you have given me such great inspiration. Thank you!

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  8. Kathia Rodriguez

    October 27, 2013 at 6:14 am

    This are super fun and cute, perfect for the kiddos. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom

    October 27, 2013 at 6:50 am

    These are so adorable and such good ideas. Love decorating this time of year!

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  16. Liz

    October 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Your cupcakes are SO cute! I bet your girls loved them. Have a fantastic Halloween…trick or treating with the cousins will be a blast!

  17. Family Foodie

    October 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

    These are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! Almost as cute as that little ballerina of yours.

  18. Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet)

    October 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    These are ADORABLE! Very cute decor ideas…know your kids will love them!!

  19. Courtney @ Neighborfood

    October 27, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Oh my goodness! I just died over those owls! They are SO adorable. I’d make those any time of year.

  20. Kim@Treats & Trinkets

    October 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

    These cupcakes are fantastic! I love the owls (totally Halloween appropriate in my opinion) and the little eyes peeking out of the mummy wrapping. So cute!

  21. Katy

    October 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Your cupcakes are so creative – I love the owls!

  22. Laura Dembowski

    October 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I was having a crappy day and those owl cupcakes made me smile so much! Thank you for that :)

  23. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    October 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

    The owls crack me up!

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  27. Megan @ I Run For Wine

    October 27, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Seriously Alice, how cute are these! I love them all, especially the owls!

  28. Shaina

    October 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Aw that costume is adorable, and so are your cupcakes! Very festive and creative. The owls are my favorite…I’m a sucker for anything with owls!

  29. The Ninja Baker

    October 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Your cupcakes are almost as cute as your daughter, Alice! The other phases are nice, too, but this Auntie loves the princess craze age =) How wonderful that your daughters get to go trick-or-treating with cousins…These are the sweet memories of childhood, yes?

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  31. Tara

    October 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    All of those cupcakes are adorable!! Happy Halloween!!

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  33. Jane Y.

    October 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

    such cute halloween treats! hope your kids have fun trick or treating. love the poofy tutu :)

  34. Ashley - Baker by Nature

    October 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    These are so cute! And her little tutu!!!! Gah. Adorbs.

  35. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    October 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    These are all absolutely adorable, Alice (as is little M. SO cute in that tutu). If I tried making these, my cupcakes would end up in one of the “Pinterest fail slide shows”, ferreals. One day! Practice makes perfect, right? I’ll just eat all the rejects 😉 I hope you and the girls have a fun (and safe) Halloween!

  36. Sarah

    October 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Let me be the first to say AWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  37. Alice

    October 29, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Without a doubt, the most adorable treats and delights for little or big kids (like me!) I’m still very much in love with those owls and as chief babysitter, cool aunt over the holidays, I’ve got to get book-marking soon and wow my niece and nephew.

    Hope all is well with your big move and a Happy Halloween to you & your loved ones!

  38. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    October 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Oh my gosh, Alice, these are absolutely the cutest Halloween treats I have ever seen! Seriously!

    Hope your girls have the BEST time trick or treating with their cousins!

  39. Cindys Recipes and Writings

    October 30, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    These are ALMOST too cute to eat! Good thing you got pictures before they disappeared, Alice!

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