Halloween Cupcake Extravaganza!

In honor of the most FUN holiday of the year, my friend Melanie and I made our annual halloween cupcakes to bring to work. We thought there was no way we could top the awesome cupcakes we made last year, but we TOTALLY out-did ourselves!!! They were much more complex, little works of art this year. Here are some of our favorites!

This is where all the ACTION happened….an entire dining room table COVERED with supplies that had been accumulated over a span of months….we take our cupcake making very seriously.

The whole “cast of characters” as Melanie said…and it’s so true!!!

This is Frankenstein made with a large marshmellow head that was sprayed with a new spray food coloring. It was a little tough to use but we eventually got the hang of it. A little black licorice hair completed the look.

One of my personal favorites are the Oreo spiders with black licorice legs!

We did a couple “EEK’s” and “BOO’s” which came out super cute. Mel found those amazing little bone sprinkles at the Hobby Lobby. If you have never been there, I highly recommend going!! And plan on being in there for hours on end…it’s such a GREAT store, with every craft or baking item you could ever imagine!

This lil skeleton was made with a mini-marshmellow head and the face made with our sparkly gel frosting. It comes in little tubes with a fine point, and that is what we used for the majority of little faces and fine work. LOVE that stuff!

This owl was a little bit of a challenge but came out pretty darn good. Oreos for eyes, M&M’s for beak and pupils, and a little frosting for the “feathers”….do you get the feeling you’re being WATCHED?

In our line of work, it was a given that we make some creepy eyeballs! A gummi life saver became the iris and our handy-dandy gel frosting was used for the veins and pupil.

These mummy’s were an office favorite by far, and one of Mel’s best works! With the right frosting tip, this guy was really easy to make. Strips of frosting over M&M eyes!

A fun side project were these “pretzel monsters”. They were so easy and fun! Pretzel sticks broken in half, mixed with white chocolate that was tinted green. We added flattened mini-marshmellows for eyes. They were soooo yummy!!

This is Melanie next to one of her creations, “The Twilight Zone”, and below is a close-up. Those gummy skeleton heads were a great find!


And now it’s time to set up our masterpieces at the office for the big reveal.

The final display!

Melanie and I next to our work. We had SO much fun!!!!

Hope everyone has a great day and a HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEN!

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melanie
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 09:35:14

    Great post, Maggie! We really did out-do ourselves this year. I’m actually kind of sad that it’s over. It’s great to have a creative friend like you to do fun stuff like this with! You are full of great ideas and this blog is proof of that. Happy Halloween!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 01, 2010 @ 16:29:53

      Thanks Mel! We rule! I am glad to have a crafty fun friend like you too…we love a lot of the same stuff. Can’t wait for next year…but we have some serious planning to do if we are gonna top this year! Hope you had a great Halloween too!


  2. Nan
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 11:24:54

    You gals did such a great job…I love them all!


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 01, 2010 @ 09:47:21

      Thanks Nan! Mel and I had so much fun, and the cupcakes were a huge hit at the office!! By the way, I love your blog! Especially after getting a tour of your house when I came to the estate sale, it’s neat to see all your photos and fun projects! πŸ™‚


  3. Elaine Willett
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 14:11:03

    Hi Margaret,

    I love your cupcakes! I might not wait unit next year to make them.

    Elaine ( Meg’s friend)


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 01, 2010 @ 16:28:12

      Thanks Elaine! Meg told me you would enjoy them, so I had her send you the link. I wish it were Halloween all year round…it’s my favorite for decorating and cookie/cupcake baking! Keep in touch!! πŸ™‚


  4. StephTheBookworm
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 15:01:57

    WOW, those are all so cute! You have good skills lol.

    This is Joe’s daughter, he told me to check out your blog… LOVE IT! I’m going to follow it.


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Nov 06, 2010 @ 17:25:41

      Thanks Steph!!! Joe has told me about all the success you’ve had with your blog, congrats!!! It’s so much fun to write about something you enjoy so much and have people actually take an interest in it. Happy blogging and I will be sure to keep tabs on your blog as well! πŸ™‚


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  6. Bev
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 20:38:04

    These are so cute!


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