Monday, October 28, 2013

Last Minute Halloween Cupcakes

Last Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert Table

Looking for a quick but cute last minute Halloween cupcake decorating idea?  Create ghost cupcake toppers out of white bark.  It only takes a few minutes to create these cute, edible ghosts.

Not every party calls for time-consuming homemade desserts.  I am the queen of throwing a party and setting up dessert tables last minute, so I make sure I always have boxes of cake mix, cans of frosting, and white chocolate bark in my cabinets.  Even with these basic items, you can make your Halloween dessert table look fabulously festive.

Last Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert Table

To create white chocolate ghosts, simply melt the white bark in the microwave according to package directions and spoon the melted bark into a plastic baggie.  Then, snip of a tiny corner of the baggie to create your piping bag.  Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and pipe out a ghost shape.  You can also draw a ghost form on a piece of paper and slide it under the wax paper as a template.  Once you have all the ghost shapes you need, pop the cookie sheet into the freezer for a few minutes. When they are hardened, gently peel them off the wax paper.  The back side will be smooth.  Use icing or gel to create a ghost face and they are ready to spook atop your Halloween cupcakes.  So easy and cute!

Last Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert TableLast Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert Table

Add a few extra elements to up the fun factor on your dessert table.  This bitty cupcake stand and these jack-o-lantern cupcake liners are from Wholeport.  They give your dessert table the perfect spooky vibe for your edible ghost toppers.

Last Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert Table

Other last minute Halloween dessert table ideas include filling decorated paper cups with store-bought candy and making Peep suckers by adding a lollipop stick.  These adorable black and white polka-dot cups also come from Wholeport.  Paper straws always add a festive element to your party.

Last Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert TableLast Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert TableLast Minute Halloween Ghost Cupcake Toppers - Halloween Dessert Table

What are your favorite last minute decorating tips?  Share in the comments – I’m always looking for ways to save time on party planning!

Happy Halloween party planning, DIY’ers!

~julee~

1 comment:

  1. The ghosts are cute. I'm loving your Halloween ideas.
    I think I'm going to go for some cocktails and Halloween drinks.

    http://www.megamegalolz.blogspot.co.uk/

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