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Easy Ghost Cupcakes – A Non-Scary Treat for Halloween

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!

Make these easy ghost cupcakes for a non-scary Halloween cupcake treat.

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.

Easy cupcakes with a fondant ghost - perfect for a Halloween movie night!

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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 a ghost with fondant - an easy fondant ghost for decorations.

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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.

Make these adorable Halloween cupcakes - non-scary ghost cupcakes with an easy icing recipe.

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!

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Easy Ghost Cupcakes

These are the cutest ghost cupcakes ever!

Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place a fondant ghost on top of your iced cupcakes and you’re done!

Notes

For more cupcake recipes and decorating ideas, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Additional Supplies:

  • a black food marker
  • gel food coloring for accents (we used red and yellow)
  • zip top bag or decorator’s bag to pipe icing

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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