Halloween Sugar Skull Minnie Cupcakes!

Looking for the perfect treats to celebrate Halloween and Día de Muertos with? Look no further than these adorable Halloween Sugar Skull Minnie Cupcakes! They are so fun and easy to make!

Hey All!

Ever since I married my husband (who is part Mexican), sugar skulls and Día de Muertos has become a big part of our Halloween celebrations. In case you’re not familiar with Día de Muertos, it’s a Mexican celebration in which the dead are celebrated and honored. Sugar skulls make perfect decorations for Halloween treats as well. I figured why not make them the best of both worlds with theses Halloween Sugar Skull Minnie Cupcakes!

They are so colorful and fun. They also look and taste great for your halloween festivities!

Here is how to make them:

Fondant Ears and bow ingredients:
1 package of white fondant.
1 package of pink fondant.
1 wilton fondant bow mold.
1 mini circle fondant cutter.
1 package of edible markers (Make sure there is a black edible marker).

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 box of french vanilla cake mix.
3 large eggs room temp.
1/2 Cups of softened unsalted sweet cream butter.
1 Cup whole milk.
Sugar Skull Cupcake liners.
Cupcake pan.
Sky Blue, Red, Neon Green, and Pink gel food coloring.

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:
3 Cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
6 Cup powdered sugar
5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large piping bag with large star tip
Sky Blue, Red, Neon Green, and Pink gel food coloring

Start by making the sugar skull ears. First you make the sugar skull ears you first sprinkle some powder sugar onto a cutting board.

Roll out the white fondant into 1/4 inch thickness and cut out 48 circles of the white fondant for the ears and set aside to dry out overnight.

Powder your hands with powder sugar and mold the pink fondant into a ball. Pinch off 1 teaspoon size ball of fondant and press it into the larger bow size mold. Make 22 bows then set aside to dry out overnight.

The next day, Using the black edible marker, draw out the outline of a skull. Color in the outside of the skull in black. Draw small circles inside to skull to create the eyes. Draw out a line with stitching to create the mouth. Using any colorful marker, draw floral on the skull.N

Next make the cupcakes. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk and stir until combined.

Divide the batter into 4 bowls and mix a few drops of each color into their own bowls. Using a small spoon, spoon in 1 spoonful of colored batter into the cupcake liners. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Lastly you make the frosting by using a stand mixer to combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth. Using 4 bowls, scoop ¼ C of frosting into the bowls and mix a few drops of color into their own bowls.

Using a butterknife, spoon each color in a stripe into the piping bag. Scoop white frosting into the piping bag. Pipe a dollop of frosting onto a plate to test and make sure that the colored frosting comes through on the outside of the white frosting to create a colorful swirl.

You then assemble your cupcakes by frosting a cooled cupcake, placing a pink bow into the center of the frosting and place the ears on the side of the bow.

That’s it! You’re done! These are a bit of work, but so worth it and adorable for the Halloween season!

I hope you love these as much as I do!

Remember if you make this and share it on social media, please tag me @BriteandBubbly everywhere! I love to see how your spooky cupcakes came out and share them!

Find more FUN Halloween DIY ideas HERE!

You can print out the recipe below:

Halloween Sugar Skull Minnie Cupcakes!
 
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Check out how to make these fun Halloween Sugar Skull Minnie Cupcakes for Día de los Muertos!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 22
Ingredients
  • Fondant Ears and bow ingredients:
  • 1 package of white fondant.
  • 1 package of pink fondant.
  • 1 wilton fondant bow mold.
  • 1 mini circle fondant cutter.
  • 1 package of edible markers (Make sure there is a black edible marker).
  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix.
  • 3 large eggs room temp.
  • ½ Cups of softened unsalted sweet cream butter.
  • 1 Cup whole milk.
  • Cupcake liners.
  • Cupcake pan.
  • Sky Blue, Red, Neon Green, and Pink gel food coloring.
  • Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:
  • 3 Cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 Cup powdered sugar
  • 5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large piping bag with large star tip
  • Sky Blue, Red, Neon Green, and Pink gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Start by making the sugar skull ears. First you make the sugar skull ears you first sprinkle some powder sugar onto a cutting board.
  2. Roll out the white fondant into ¼ inch thickness and cut out 48 circles of the white fondant for the ears and set aside to dry out overnight.
  3. Powder your hands with powder sugar and mold the pink fondant into a ball. Pinch off 1 teaspoon size ball of fondant and press it into the larger bow size mold. Make 22 bows then set aside to dry out overnight.
  4. The next day, Using the black edible marker, draw out the outline of a skull. Color in the outside of the skull in black. Draw small circles inside to skull to create the eyes. Draw out a line with stitching to create the mouth. Using any colorful marker, draw floral on the skull.N
  5. Next make the cupcakes. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk and stir until combined.
  6. Divide the batter into 4 bowls and mix a few drops of each color into their own bowls. Using a small spoon, spoon in 1 spoonful of colored batter into the cupcake liners. Fill cupcake liners ¾ of the way full. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.
  7. Lastly you make the frosting by using a stand mixer to combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and smooth. Using 4 bowls, scoop ¼ C of frosting into the bowls and mix a few drops of color into their own bowls.
  8. Using a butterknife, spoon each color in a stripe into the piping bag. Scoop white frosting into the piping bag. Pipe a dollop of frosting onto a plate to test and make sure that the colored frosting comes through on the outside of the white frosting to create a colorful swirl.
  9. You then assemble your cupcakes by frosting a cooled cupcake, placing a pink bow into the center of the frosting and place the ears on the side of the bow.
  10. That's it! You're done! These are a bit of work, but so worth it and adorable for the Halloween season!
  11. Enjoy!
 

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