These creepy cupcakes will be sure to add some spookiness to your next Halloween party.
24 Decorative cupcake liners
8 Stretchy skeletons
Dark chocolate frosting
Off set spatula
Chocolate wafer cookies
Make cupcakes. Use your off-set spatula to spread a thick layer of dark chocolate frosting on baked cupcakes.
Use scissors to trim the skeletons into pieces. I found these stretchy skeleton toys at a craft store for a few dollars. There are some edible bone options out there; you can try Nationwide Candy
if you prefer to use something that can be eaten.
Lay skeleton pieces on top of cupcakes, pressing down to make sure they are secure.
For these cookies I used oreos; I scrapped out the filling using the offset spatula. Place cookies in a large ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.
Use a spoon to liberally sprinkle the cookie crumbs over the cupcake to create dirt. Place the cupcake on a plate to catch excess crumbs. Use the back of the spoon to press crumbs into the frosting.
Use a small clean paint brush to "excavate" your skeleton. Just brush away a few crumbs but leave most of the skeleton covered.
Individual serving suggestion: If you'd like to hand these out to friends, place two cupcakes with skeleton top and bottom in a cardboard to-go container. Use gray gift tag (found at craft stores) and stamps to create a gravestone/tag. Or follow Kitchen Daily's instructions for creating gravestone cupcakes
from store-bought cookies.