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Halloween Skeleton Cupcakes


I got this idea from Women’s Day Halloween Celebrations magazine. I decided to make mine look more like they had crawled out of the grave.

Supplies Needed:

  • Cake Mix or your favorite cake recipe
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Oreos
  • 4″ Lollipop Sticks
  • Marshmallows
  • White Yogurt covered pretzels
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Black food writing marker
  • black gel writer


  1. Make your cupcakes per directions. (I substituted coconut oil for the vegetable oil again. I love the way that tastes.)
  2. While your cupcakes are baking you can prep your Oreos. I took about 10 of them and threw them in my Magic Bullet until they looked like dirt.
  3. Cool cupcakes and frost with chocolate frosting.
  4. Once frosted you can dip the cupcake into the Oreos and it gives it a dirt look on the top.


    Whoops I put the pics in the wrong order. You get the idea.

  5. Next you need to try to smoosh your marshmallow a bit with your hand to make it more flat.
  6. Draw the mouth and nose on the marshmallow with your marker and the eyes with the gel.
  7. Stick the lollipop stick in the marshmallow
  8. Next push the pretzels up the stick and use a little vanilla frosting to secure. (This is pretty tricky, they want to slide down. The trick I figured out was to lean the pretzel forward so the back and front of the hole is touching your lollipop stick.) Once it’s sat a while the frosting will harden some and hold it in place.
  9. Cut two pretzels in half to make arms and secure them with the frosting as well.
  10. Stick your finished skeleton into the cupcake!

I had the hardest time finding yogurt pretzels so I’ll spare you the million trips around the store and let you know they’re in the produce section where they sell the nuts and stuff.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I love them. Adorable.
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  2. OMG those are so cute, love them!
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  3. Super cute and a fantastic idea!!! Love it!

  4. CUTE! I have that magazine and my oldest daughter Morgan wants to make them. She is a baking fool!
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  5. okay, those are super cute! Maybe I’ll make them, I’m sure the boys would love to help.

  6. Yankee Kitchen says:

    Those came out great. I didn’t see the original idea, but a doubt it could beat these.
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  7. Those are too stinkin’ cute!
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  8. Those are too freaking adorable! Love Them!
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  9. This is so cute! I love Halloween treats. 🙂
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  10. those are awesome!
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  11. THOSE are adorable!
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  12. These look cute and delicious – the perfect combo.
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  13. So cute – as usual! I love the treats you make.
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  14. Yum! Those are super cute!

  15. These are SO cute! I bookmarked and might make them for the school’s Harvest Festival. They have a cake walk where you donate baked goods. These would be perfect!
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  16. too cute
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  17. I love new ideas and this is eay and cute for the grandkids to do. Thanks

  18. I love this, so cute and looks mighty tasty!!
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  19. Oh my gosh, this is so clever, I want to try it! Who comes up with this fabulous stuff??
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  20. These are so cute and festive great job!
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