Halloween is almost here!  Wasn’t it just summer a day ago?  For those of you who plan ahead, we have an easy cupcake decorating idea from Frugal Mom eh! that will sure to be a hit with all the kids….and adults!  In fact, why not get the kids involved in decorating , too!

Jack Skellington Cupcakes

Makes about 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

½ Cup butter, softened to room temperature

2 eggs

1 Cup milk

1 tsp. white vinegar

1 ½ Cup flour

1 Cup sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1/3 Cup cocoa powder

 

Other products needed –

12 oz. bag Wilton black candy melts

1 small sandwich baggie

toothpick

1 container of white frosting

 

Cupcake Directions:

#1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease 12ct. cupcake tin.

#2. In a medium bowl combine the ½ cup of softened butter, 2 eggs, milk, sugar and vinegar. Beat until smooth.

#3. In a separate bowl combine the flour,baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well and slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients stirring until smooth and all lumps are gone.

#4. Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake tin and bake 19-21 minutes. Around 19 minutes insert a clean toothpick into the cupcakes and if it comes out clean they are done.

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely prior to decorating.

 

Jack Directions –

#1. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled generously frost each one with white frosting. Place them on a baking sheet or large plate and set in the set for about 15 minutes so the frosting sets up a bit.

#2. Put about 6 oz. of the Wilton black candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Heat in 20 second increments stirring every 20 seconds until melted. This should only take about 2 minutes with 6 oz.

#3. Allow the melted chocolate to cool 3-4 minutes and scoop it into the small sandwich baggie. Make a small snip in the corner of the baggie and gently squeeze the chocolate out onto the cupcakes making 2 oval eyes, 2 small marks for a nose and a mouth. I filled in the eyes with chocolate and used the toothpick to fill in the eyes and smooth out as needed.

#8. Repeat with all the cupcakes.