Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Cupcake Table


This year for Peanut's birthday we did a bunch of different Halloween themed cupcakes.

I just kept finding inspiration on Pinterest, didn't want to have 70 of the same ones,
and decided to just do a variety.

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Luckily I had tons of help.

My mom, mother-in-law and I spent a good portion of the day before
assembling cupcakes.

I didn't think about taking individual pictures but I'll take you thru them as we look at the table.


I have a thing for dessert display tables.

I do an annual Christmas cookie display for my parent's Christmas party and
there was the candy display at my wedding, done by Shawna Yamamoto.

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I did learn a few tips for the future.

Next time I'll put little labels out for everyone to dive in and take a treat.
I'll make sure to tell all the guests where everything is and to please eat the sweets.

Not a single one of the suckers and candies you see in the upper left corner were taken
because none wanted to ruin the display.


The same happened with the cupcakes.
I told people to dive in but I should have told people earlier as many left without dessert!


I ended up sending quite a bit home with a few people
and making a delivery the next morning for a friend to take cupcakes to a Halloween gathering.


My mom did these awesome candy dishes.

My friend Theresa even recognized them from a pin on pinterest.

They add such an awesome pop of color.


Now for the break down of cupcakes and what they are decorated with

Witches cupcakes: The hats are sugar cones painted with corn syrup and covered with sprinkles,
attached to a Fig Newton fruit thin as the brim with frosting.
The hair is licorice and the eyes are mm's with frosting dots.

Bat cupcakes:  The wings are the fruit thins cut in half, the bottom part brushed with corn syrup and dipped in sprinkles.  The face is a hershey's kiss and eyes are sprinkles.
The frosting should have been much more vibrant.

Frankenstein cupcakes: Humongous marshmallows brushed with corn syrup and rolled in sprinkles,
pretzels in his head and frosting for his eyes, mouth and hair.


Owl cupcakes:  So cute and easy!  Oreos (white side only) for the eyes, with mm's for the pupils and nose

Pumpkin Cupcakes: The orange frosting is used and then just rolled in sprinkles, the stem is a peanut butter filled pretzel and the creases were made with the side of a skewer.

The RIP cupcakes:  chocolate frosting rolled in crushed oreos for dirt, a milano cookie with RIP written in frosting and a pumpkin candy.  For a little added color I brushed the top of the tombstones with corn syrup and dipped in sprinkles.

After all this was done I then remembered I didn't have the cake ready.

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We gave Peanut the cake and he immediately went for the oreo eyes.

It's always fun to see how they react to the cake.

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I knew once he dove in he would really love squishing it in his hands.

You've seen how he squishes all his food in his hands.

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Birthday cake in mouth.  Finger in nose.

I wonder what next year will bring...


  1. Incredible details. Seriously. My boys loved the Frankenstein cupcakes.
    I was wondering what the Fruit Thins were. Off to buy some at the store!!

  2. LOVE those owls...beyond cute and so is he. Fabulous:)

  3. His smash cake was a winner! He looks so HAPPY! I can almost hear the squealing. :)

  4. There are so many great things here! I totally recognize that candy bowl from Pinterest, and it looks awesome here. The cupcakes are amazing and Peanut's face with his cake is priceless. Happy Birthday little one!


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