Ghost Cupcakes

Girly Ghost Cupcakes |
These little ghost cupcakes are perfect for a Halloween party.  Once again they’re definitely more cute than spooky, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!  I’m really happy with how they turned out, and I just love the sparkly bows!  These are a bit time consuming, but once you get the knack of it, they’re pretty easy.

I made 12 regular size cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes.  While they were cooling I colored some fondant orange and black, and rolled it out.  Using a 3″ ring mold I cut out 12 circles.  I put a very thin layer of buttercream on the cupcakes and then placed the fondant on top.  The buttercream is needed to make the fondant stick.  Next I stacked 2 mini cupcakes on top of each cupcake and placed a toothpick down the center to stabilize it.  Once again I put a very thin layer of buttercream on the mini cupcakes and stuck them in the fridge.  I rolled out my white fondant and figured out I would need my circles to be 4 & 1/2 – 5″ in diameter to cover the cupcakes.  Luckily I had a margarita glass that was the perfect size!

Crumb coat minis
Fondant circles for ghosts

Once I cut out the circles I placed the fondant over the mini cupcakes, and just let it drape.  At this point they were looking pretty cute, but they definitely needed a little something.  Using black food coloring I painted on their faces.  As soon as I gave them eyelashes, I knew they needed a fabulous accessory!  I decided to make pink bows, and of course I had to bust out the disco dust :)

What you’ll need

  • 12 Cupcakes
  • 24 Mini cupcakes
  • Toothpicks
  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Orange, pink, & black food coloring
  • Paint brush
  • Disco dust


  1. Bake cupcakes, 12 regular & 24 minis
  2. Make a small batch of buttercream.
  3. Color fondant – orange, black, & small amount of pink for the bows.
  4. Roll out the black fondant and using a 3″ ring mold or a wine glass cut out 6 circles.
  5. Repeat with the orange fondant.
  6. Frost the cooled regular size cupcakes with a thin layer of buttercream(this is just so the fondant sticks).
  7. Place the black & orange fondant circles on top of the cupcakes.
  8. Stack 2 mini cupcakes on top of each regular size cupcake and insert a toothpick through the whole thing to stabilize it.
  9. Frost all the mini cupcakes with a thin layer of buttercream.  Once again this is so the fondant will stick and will prevent the cupcakes from drying out.
  10. Start to roll out the white fondant.  Make sure you keep the cupcakes in the fridge while doing this.  If they get too soft at any point, they will be difficult to work with.
  11. Using a glass that has a 4 & 1/2 – 5″ diameter cut circles out of the white fondant.
  12. Place the fondant circle on top of the mini cupcakes and let it drape.
  13. Using a paint brush dipped in food coloring paint faces on the ghosts.
  14. If you want to make girly ghosts make little bows out of pink fondant.
  15. When they are completely dry, brush them lightly with water & then brush the disco dust on.

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51 Responses to “Ghost Cupcakes”

  1. 1
    artbyjazraf says:

    >Meghan, you lead the way in holiday spirit…no pun intended…

  2. 2
    A Spoonful of Yumm says:

    >adorable !!

  3. 3
    Tina says:

    >These are so creatively cute! I like Casper, so I do agree that ghosts are not always mean and scary. I am sure you enjoyed putting these together also. The glittery bows are such a nice touch. Well done-have a great weekend!

  4. 4
    Nava.K says:

    >very very creative and such a beautiful and adorable looking cupcakes.

  5. 5
    healthyfoodietravels says:

    >Awww, how adorable! I'd be worried my constructions would topple, but these look like keepers. Thanks! :)

  6. 6
    Erin says:

    >These are just so darn cute! I LOVE the bow on top, perfect!!

  7. 7
    BigBearswife says:

    >those are totally perfect for a Halloween party!!! I love them! and the little bows on top!

  8. 8
    Anna says:


  9. 9
    Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic} says:

    >Most definitely the cutest ghosts EVER!

  10. 10
    Kim Bee says:

    >Did you just hear a big "squee" a minute ago? These are so cool. I don't even have little kids and I want to make these. Love, love, love these!

  11. 11
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    >These are SO adorable!

  12. 12
    Lacy says:

    >Oh my god could these be any cuter?!? I LOVE those pink bows. Amazing!!

  13. 13
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    >These are so stinkin' cute! I love their happy faces and the bows!

  14. 14
    Ashley@Bakerbynature says:

    >I'm normally pretty "meh" on halloween themed desserts, but these are so adorable and totally not creepy – sure to be a hit at any party!

  15. 15
    Katie @ BloomEveryday says:

    >WOW! These are fantastic! Perfect for Halloween. Check out our website sometime soon @ :) We would love to share some of our recipes with you.

  16. 16
    Jennifer says:

    >Aaw, those are too cute! How creative!

  17. 17
    Ann says:

    >These are SO cute and the bows! *sigh* what a creative idea! Every time I come here I'm surprised with one amazing pastry after another. You are amazingly talented!

  18. 18
    Christine's Pantry says:

    >These are too cute. Love it.

  19. 19
    Missy says:

    >You are so talented! Love this! You are so good with fondant!

  20. 20 says:

    >Oh my gosh they're so adorable! I love them :) You always make the cutest things.

  21. 21
    Parsley Sage says:

    >I'm loving this Halloweenie series! Just too adorable :) LOOOOVE the bows!


  22. 22
    Cooking Rookie says:

    >They are definitely the cutest Halloween treat I've seen :-) .

  23. 23
    Sandra says:

    >So girly and so you Meghan, great job!

  24. 24
    The Culinary Lens says:

    >Nice Girly Ghosts. Very cute and your instructions are excellent

  25. 25
    Eftychia says:

    >Congrats for the Top 9!! Another work of art! My daughters were thrilled to see them :-) !! Simple to make and pretty!!

  26. 26
    Peggy says:

    >These are so adorable! You did such a perfect job =)

  27. 27
    SJ says:

    >Wow! These are fantastic! Great job!

  28. 28
    Kate @ Kate from Scratch says:

    >Super cute! I love their little sparkley bows. haha. Adorable!

  29. 29
    Mars says:

    >OMG! this is the cutest thing ever. I love that it's so girly

  30. 30
    Jenn @ Baking Jenn's Blog says:

    >aw! these are so precious. No wonder you made the Top 9 with these!

  31. 31
    Lizzy says:

    >These are adorable!!! Perfect non-spooky Halloween treat :)

  32. 32
    Your Sweet Little Birdy Magpie says:

    >So darn cute, and not scary at all(which is a good thing in my books)! Now, I want to make cupcakes.

  33. 33
    S.V. says:

    >Congrats on Top 9 these are so super cute!

  34. 34
    Sook says:

    >Oh I saw these the other day and thought they were the cutest thing ever! Love it!

  35. 35
    Angie's Recipes says:

    >Amazing! A simple idea could go a long way! I love those 'ghost' beauties!

  36. 36
    Kristen says:

    >Those are so cute and all the better because you get two extra mini cupcakes under the ghost!!

  37. 37
    RavieNomNoms says:

    >Aw how cute are those?

  38. 38
    Sarah says:

    >L O V E!!!! On top of being utterly cute you get to eat 3 cupcakes in 1- who doesn't like that?!

  39. 39
    Jessie says:

    >Super cute girl! Love them! How creative to stack two cupcakes.

  40. 40
    Dulce Dough says:

    >These are so adorable!! Love all your creative ideas Meghan!

  41. 41
    Elisabeth says:

    >These have to be the cutest, and sweetest Halloween cupcakes I have ever seen!
    You even gave them a "gender" and cute little expressions! Super Clever!!!

  42. 42

    Oh Meghan!!! These are absolutely adorable! So happy I was looking through your beautiful blog and found them!

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  44. 44

    Amazingly cute holiday treats, Meghan! Your kitchen is always burgeoning with creativity – keep ‘em coming!

  45. 45

    These are probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t want to eat it. I’d just want to look at it.

  46. 46

    Hey disco dust lady, these are the cutest Hallowe’en spooks ever! Wooooooooooo!

  47. 47
    Beverley says:

    I prefer cute to scary too. Love them Meghan and you’re the best baker.

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