Make these adorable ghost cupcakes for a movie night or for a sweet, non-scary Halloween cupcake. I’ll even share a quick icing recipe, so let’s get started!
Easy Movie Night Treats
We love, love, love having a themed family movie night here at Ruffles and Rain Boots. We recently showed my daughter, Casper, the Friendly Ghost and thought this cupcake was perfect for the fun.
It’s ridiculously easy to make and would also work as one of the most perfect Halloween cupcake ideas, too! If you’re putting together a Halloween party with younger kids, this is a non-scary ghost cupcake idea they will love.
Let’s get started making these adorable cupcakes. If you want more kid-friendly spooky fun, click here to go to all of our Halloween crafts and food.
Ingredients for a Quick Ghost Cupcakes Recipe
This recipe will make 12 cupcakes with ghosts and can be adapted with any color icing to fit your movie night or Halloween theme.
- 12 vanilla cupcakes, cooled
- 6 ounces of white fondant
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
- 3-4 tablespoons milk (or milk alternative)
- a black food marker
- gel food coloring for accents (we used red and yellow)
- plastic top sealing bag or decorator’s bag to pipe icing
How to Make Cupcakes with Fondant Ghosts
These are such an easy cupcake idea and we’ll make both the icing and the fondant ghosts.
How to Make Fondant Ghosts
Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Roll the fondant into 12, 1-inch balls. Flatten the ball into an oval shape, pinch one end so it forms a point, and curve it a bit by bending it slightly to one side.
With scissors, snip a very small section on each side of the fondant ghost shape to form the arms. Place the ghost on the cookie sheet and add a small dot for each eye.
How to Make Quick Icing for Cupcakes
With an electric mixer on low, beat butter, milk, and powdered sugar together with 2 drops of yellow colorant and 2 of red. Increase the speed of the mixer to medium and beat until smooth icing forms. Place into an icing bag and frost the cupcakes.
Place a fondant ghost on top of your iced cupcakes and you're done!
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