The 1M Swirl technique is an easy way to capture the same decorator look you might find on cupcakes in your local bakery or grocery store. I spent more time obsessing fussing over the photos than actually decorating the cupcakes.
The Freaky Friend Bat Cupcake is topped with a sturdy plastic pix that is inserted into the back of a cupcake. It’s one of six fun toppers in the Freaky Friends Cupcake Pix. The orange tinted icing is piped with tip 1M swirls and sprinkled with Black Cake Sparkles™.
The same cupcake takes on an eerie mood when surrounded by the fence wrap and topped with a tombstone and tree pix from the Pick your Poison Cupcake Wraps ‘n Pix.
Another super-easy cupcake idea: violet tinted icing, piped with tip 1M swirls on top. The cupcakes are decorated using the Polka Dot Pumpkin Cupcake Combo Pack and complemented with Confetti Sprinkles.
Going in another direction is the skull and bones cupcake using the Happy Haunters Baking Cups. The violet icing is scattered with bones from the Creepy Sprinkles Lab and topped off with a Skull Royal Icing Decoration.
The Black Polka Dots Pumpkin Baking Cups are a great choice for cupcakes for the younger crowd. Just sprinkle colored sugars or Black Cake Sparkles™ on tinted icing, then top with a smiling pumpkin or spiders and bats icing decorations.
I’m a big fan of Color Mist™ Food Color Spray when I’m lazy pressed for time. Just decorate using white icing and spray on the color of your choice. I used orange and violet spray, topped with Jumbo Ghost Sprinkles and purple sugar. To save time and make things easy for myself, I use Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing.
Have fun mixing different icing colors, sprinkles, toppers, baking cups, wraps, and picks for design possibilities. Wilton has dozens of Halloween cupcake ideas. You’re sure to find the perfect one for your Halloween celebration!