Cool Pumpkin Cupcake Tutorial for Halloween

I made some fun cupcakes for Halloween last year. I chose a Spider, Bat, Pumpkin, Witches hat, Ghost and Werewolf. I thought I’d share how I made them and give you a tutorial.

The parts marked in orange and the things you need to prepare the day before.

Here’s what you will need:

The Pumpkin
Butter cream frosting
Orange and lemon sprinkles
Royal Icing
Greaseproof paper
Piping bag and small round nozzle

Bake a batch of cupcakes, whichever recipe you prefer and leave them to cool.

For the Pumpkin – Right for this you need some greaseproof paper and a template of the pumpkin, you can draw this on paper then trace it onto the greaseproof paper. You will need orange royal icing in a piping bag with a small round nozzle, place the greaseproof paper over the drawing then pipe the shape onto it, make sure you don’t make any part to thin or it will snap when you try to take it off. Make lots of these, it’s easy enough and you will have backup ones just in case any do break, these should be made the day before so they set properly.
Spoon orange butter cream onto the cupcake then either cover with orange and lemon sprinkles by turning upside down into a bowl of them or you can just do round the edges the same way.
Place the dried pumpkin very carefully into the top.


  • Keep chocolate warm.
  • Use royal icing quickly if it’s left out it will start to set.
  • When you put normal icing on the cupcakes make sure you add what ever you put on top quickly as it will set then crack when you put pressure on.
  • Put fondant into position then leave it as this will crack if you try to move it later.

I hope you enjoy making these and impress all your friends, if you have any questions please feel free to ask : ) Follow me for more cake tutorials



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