8 Scary Easy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Upgrade store-bought cupcakes with creative toppings that are easy enough for even a novice baker to execute.


Reese’s Owls

Photo by insidebrucrewlife.com

Wide-eyed candy owls made of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and Oreos make a great choice for a dessert topper at a kids’ Halloween party. They’re fitting for the holiday, without being scary.

Photo and idea from Inside BruCrew Life. Get the full tutorial here.


Monster Strawberry Cupcake

Photo by yummycrumble.com

With some Oreo crumbs and a little white icing, juicy red strawberries are transformed into monstrous creatures (that also happen to taste really good!). You can serve the strawberries on their own if you don’t have time to make or buy the cupcakes.

Photo and idea from Yummy Crumble. Get the full tutorial here.


Cauldron Cupcakes

Photo by cookiesandcups.com

Brew up some green frosting (use food coloring to transform a standard vanilla recipe) and pipe it atop mini peanut butter cups to create a witch’s cauldron. Black licorice or chocolate sticks add an extra festive touch.

Photo and idea from Cookies and Cups. Get the full tutorial here.


Boo Cupcakes

Photo by yourcupofcake.com

Spell out spooky messages by using alphabet cookie cutters to cut letters from fruit leather. Try words like “Boo” and “RIP.”

Photo and idea from Your Cup of Cake. Get the full tutorial here.


Witch Hat Cupcakes

Photo by curlygirlkitchen.com

Three simple ingredients—Oreos, Hershey Kisses, and frosting—come together to create one of Halloween’s most popular symbols. In a time crunch, vanilla or chocolate frosting work just as well as one that’s dyed orange.

Photo and idea from Curly Girl Kitchen. Get the full tutorial here.


Witch Boot Cupcakes

Photo by curlygirlkitchen.com

Cut boots out of black construction paper and snip a striped paper straw in half. Affix a boot to each half of the straw and stick them both in the cupcakes for a cute topper that symbolizes the downfall of the wicked witch.

Photo and idea from Your Homebased Mom. Get the full tutorial here.


Spider Web Cupcakes

Photo by pizzazzerie.com

Wisps of white cotton candy mimic the intricacies of a spider’s web. Place a dab atop cupcakes and add a creepy crawler.

Photo and idea from Pizzazzerie. Get the full tutorial here.


Cupcake Liner Witch Hats

Photo by Carrie Sellman for TheCakeBlog.com

With a few simple snips and folds, paper cupcake liners do double duty by holding the treats and serving as a festive topper.

Photo and idea from The Cake Blog. Get the full tutorial here.