Last month we posted up our Instagram #reel tutorials for Autumn to help everyone find a fun way to decorate treats for the season. Now it’s time for some cute yet spooky treats! Here are three super cute (and quick) Halloween cupcake decorating tutorials for the spooky season. Bonus? They’re all under 15 seconds long. Also, each one is available via our Instagram reels channel. We’ve tried to make each as easy and pain free as possible. Perfect for novices OR for anyone pressed for time.
Here is our super cute and chic ghost cupcake tutorial! What’s cool about this how-to is that you can easily adapt it for cakes. Simply stick your lollipop(s) into the top of your cake and decorate. You can also draw on different facial expressions, use sprinkles to add details or create small bows, or hats for a different look.
Now it’s time for our adorable bat cupcake tutorial which is swirled with buttercream and dipped in crushed Oreo pieces. This is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to use black food colouring in their treats. This cupcake is also insanely easy to decorate!
Finally, here’s our sweet monster cupcake tutorial. It’s super quick to make. It is also perfect for putting your own spin on it. You can change the piping tip. Use different coloured buttercream (even rainbow). Why not even add some cool sprinkles on top with the eyes?
This Easter forget bunnies and chicks and go for a fun dino egg cupcake! Totally inspired by Chewie the Chewitsaurus and all things Chewits we’ve created this cute and easy to follow cupcake tutorial. Why not whip some up at home as a great activity with the kids… or make some yourself as a weekend treat.
You’ll need… Freshly baked cupcakes swirled with buttercream Corn flakes 1 small bar of milk chocolate approx. 50g White sugarpaste (also known as fondant) Pastel colour sugar paste (Chewie’s favourite colours are green, pink, blue, yellow and purple) Icing sugar Microwave safe jug or bowl Food safe gloves Palette knife or spatula Small round circle piping pipe or a brand new paper straw Rolling pin Tablespoon Parchment paper
Dino egg cupcake tutorial with Chewits!
Step 1: Get your cupcake or cupcakes ready! Pipe each with a tasty swirl of buttercream and you’re ready to go. Don’t worry about making each super perfect as this tutorial is all about those fun dinosaur decorations.
Step 2: Remember those cool chocolate nests you might have made growing up? They are so quick to make AND you’re bound to have the ingredients in your cupboard already. Add broken pieces of chocolate to a microwave safe jug or bowl. Pop in the microwave and heat for around 50 seconds. Make sure to check on them at every 10 – 20 second interval. Stir with your palette knife or spatula to help any lumps melt away.
Step 3: Now pour some corn flakes in a bit at a time. Mix gently. You should add enough corn flakes to your melted chocolate so that every flake is coated. Keep adding corn flakes so that you’re not left with lots of melted chocolate. Your mixture should also be more of a sticky cornflake mix than runny.
Step 4: Add tablespoon dollops of your cornflake and chocolate mix on to some parchment paper. Using your spoon try and make a little well in the middle of each nest. Remember that these need to fit on top of your cupcake so try to keep them approx. 5cm in size. Leave to set. You’ll know they’re ready when the chocolate looks matte and not shiny.
Step 5: Take your nests and gently nestle them in place on top of your cupcake(s).
Step 6: Now take your white sugar paste and roll into a smooth ball around the size of a golf ball using gloved hands
Tip: If you’re using food safe gloves make sure they’re a good fit and not too big as this can leave creases in the sugar paste.
Step 7: While rolling taper one end of the ball slightly and you’ll start to notice it taking on an egg shape. You taper it by pinching one end slightly or by concentrating a back and forth rolling motion on one end to the sugar paste ball.
Step 8: Gently press your sugar paste egg onto the tops of your nest. You can use any left over melted chocolate to stick these in place. Generally, fondant is a bit sticky or soft once it’s been worked with so it should stay in place!
Step 9: Roll out small amounts of your pastel coloured sugar paste on a very lightly icing sugared surface. You can now cut out your egg’s colourful spots using either a small round piping tip if you have one or a brand new paper straw. Just remember to dip your piping tip or straw in a little icing sugar. This will help the sugar paste / fondant to not stick. You can also cut out different sized dots if you want to.
Step 10: Carefully attach to your egg. Again, sugar paste is usually a little sticky once it has been worked with so they should automatically adhere. If not then try a little extra pressure when placing them on.
Now you should have some super cool dino-egg cupcakes ready to enjoy this Easter. This tutorial is also egg-cellent for Chewie themed birthday parties, why not add two little green legs as though a dinosaur is hatching!?
We have been ridiculously excited about this super pink reindeer cake tutorial for a while now! We partnered with Benefit Cosmetics UK to help get everyone in the holiday spirit with this gorgeous video how-to. If you LOVED our stylish Mrs Claus cupcake tutorial with Benefit last year then you’ll adore this! Whether you’re a novice or an expert this sweet treat is going to make THE cutest centrepiece!
You can view our full tutorial over on IGTV via our Instagram page (Yay! We’ve launched own own channel so expect lots more tutorials and filmed sneak peeks) or the Benefit Cosmetics UK account! If you’re more of a YouTube user then don’t worry we’ve edited the video so that it is lovely and landscape! Click the play button below to watch or head to our YouTube channel and subscribe!
And yes. We would put a gif together of the cake being stacked! It feels so magical. If only cakes actually did appear in front of us like this!
We decorated our end design in the reindeer cake tutorial with sprinkles, snowflakes and macarons. You can re-create our little arrangement or add chocolate truffles, candy or even fresh roses? Glittering star shaped cookies, chocolate jewels and even lollipops sound amazing too! If you’re feeling super adventurous (or brave) then a cute drip down one side and homemade candy canes would be so impressive.
Once your own reindeer cake is all dressed up and ready for party season it’s time to fill your phone with 1,000 photos of it! Hope you enjoyed creating one gorgeously pink cake! From us and Benefit Cosmetics have an amazing holiday season!