I know it won’t come as any real shock to anyone that when it comes to Halloween, I am obviously going to make it cute and fun rather than spooky and scary. I mean I totally could go down the garish route, but to creep it real (heh heh) I wouldn’t find it all that enjoyable and I always aim to love my finished results! So for those of you like myself, that prefer to find the pastel prettiness in everything, then you are in the right place, as this post is here to help you conjure up some fun and girly cupcakes to trick or treat yo’self and your party guests with this Halloween!
For this set of pastel bejwelled skull cupcakes, I was inspired by the forever perfect Peggy Porschen after I’d seen some rather fancy looking iced skull cookies amongst their Autumn parlour menu, and I fell in love. I am always in awe of their beautiful, feminine and oh so pink designs so it’s no wonder that they inspired these Halloween bakes.
Follow These Quick & Easy Steps:
♥ I used a skull & crossbones cookie cutter that I got here & I simply cut off the crossbones from each fondant cut-out so that it was just a skull. I didn’t find this particular cutter the easiest to work with, I’m sure you could find better out there!
♥ Cut one skull out in your chosen colour and also a skull outline out in white ~ I did this by reversing the cookie cutter, one side cut out just an outline, and the other side also cut out the eyes, noses, and gave the teeth impression.
♥ Then paint the white skull using a gold lustre dust or edible paint (if you don’t have this to hand you can always use a different colour fondant instead), and then overlay your coloured skull over the top.
♥ Add some flowers, pearls and sprinkles around the eyes and temples to give a bejewelled effect, using a little bit of water to get them to stick. Because I’m extra fussy I took my time placing each piece exactly where I wanted it to be (I know I hate me too), but you can make it as easy as you want, I’m sure it would look just as nice with a quick sprinkling if you don’t quite have the patience!
♥ To finish paint the teeth with gold lustre dust, and wait for your toppers to harden before placing them on top of your cupcakes.
I made mine in a few different pastel colours; a soft blush pink, lavender purple and a bubblegum pink with teal accents. What do you think? I love that the designs of these toppers can be quite versatile depending on what colours you choose and which sprinkles you use to decorate with! If you do try these out I would absolutely love to see, so tag me on my Instagram (@catherine.mw & @catherinebakes) if you fancy!
Happy Halloween princesses! (& of course Happy Chanel-O-Ween ~ if you know you know). I hope you have fun baking, carving pumpkins, eating all the candy, and watching your favourite scary movies!