24th October 2016 // 0 Comments

Halloween Tutorial: Jack-O’-Lantern Candy Cupcakes!

Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery


One of our main childhood memories of Halloween (apart from the candy coma that mysteriously afflicted us on the hazy mornings of November 1st every year… how strange) is getting our candy buckets ready for the big night! Last year we created a cake version of this Halloween accessory, but we thought that this year a smaller and quicker Jack-O’-Lantern cupcake tutorial would be perfect for everyone to re-create! PLUS, how amazing would all those mini versions of everyone’s favourite sweet treats look spilling out of this beauty? Check out our tutorial below for a freakishly fun time!

Fun Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Jack-O’-Lantern Cupcake Tutorial!

Materials and tools needed…

Easy Halloween cupcake tutorial

01: The first step of this Jack-O’-Lantern cupcake tutorial is to flat ice your cupcake. Begin by smothering a little buttercream on top of your cupcake. You only need to use a small amount for the fondant / sugar paste to stick. If you add too much you’ll end up having buttercream squishing out from underneath.

Fun Halloween cupcake tutorial

02: Roll out white fondant / sugar paste to a thickness of around 4-5mm and cut out enough white circles to ice the amount of cupcakes you have. Lay the circles on top of your cupcakes and carefully smooth and flatten the fondant / sugar paste to the edges.

Cute Halloween cupcake tutorial

03: Repeat step 02 for the orange fondant / sugar paste circles. Make sure to attach the orange onto the white fondant / sugar paste layer with a little bit of edible glue.

Cool Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Jack-O’-Lantern cupcakes!

04: Add in a pumpkin-like texture or lines to your cupcakes by lightly using a blade or veining tool to scour vertical lines around the sides of the iced cupcake.

Fun Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

05: To add the facial features roll out some black fondant / sugar paste and with a small sharp knife cut out whatever features you want your cupcakes to have! A fun idea is to give each cupcake it’s own personality. Attach with a dab of edible glue.

Awesome Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

06: To create a crevice for your candy pieces take your large round cupcake piping tip and gently core the middle of your cupcake. Twist the tip down the middle top of each cupcake and core halfway down before removing the piece of cake and fondant.

Candy filled Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

07: Now you can add your candy and lollies into the centre of your cupcakes!

Simple and fun Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Arrange all your super ghoul Jack-O’-Lantern cupcakes on cake stands strewn with fake cobwebs, meringue ghosts and sticky caramel apples for one fang-tastic Halloween dessert table!

Simple and fun candy stuffed Jack O Lantern cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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