Easy DIY Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Easy Halloween Cupcake Toppers (free printable outline included!) @candiquik

These Halloween Cupcake Toppers were a blast to make. Almost as much fun as eating them. Almost.

I think I had the most fun with the kitty cats, adding the little swirls to the tail.

They were really easy to make, too. Trust me because I would not be able to draw you a Halloween-y bat or cat without looking at a photo first. I cheated and used outlines, which I provided for you below. All you need to do is trace, that’s do-able, right?!

First things first, you’re going to melt your Vanilla (or Chocolate) CandiQuik Coating and transfer it into a piping bag.

Easy Halloween Cupcake Toppers (free printable outline included!) @candiquik

I personally love my good ‘ol Ziploc freezer bags (I use the quart sized) for piping. I like that I can cut the hole the exact size that I want it.

For these, since there are some somewhat detailed lines, you want to cut the TINIEST hole in your bag (or if using a piping bag, use a very fine tip) where it still allows the coating to come out smoothly. If the coating is “drizzling” when you squeeze it, it needs to be a teeny tiny bit larger.

This is where the type of chocolate or coating that you are using is very important. Coatings/chocolate chips/candy melts that tend to be thick will NOT work. I didn’t have to add anything to my Vanilla CandiQuik, but if it is very humid you may have to stir in a spoonful of Crisco to thin out the coating.

I piped around the shapes in one move (I didn’t lift up until I had fully traced around each shape) and then filled in or “flooded” the center of each shape.

Easy Halloween Cupcake Toppers (free printable outline included!) @candiquik

I only piped cupcake toppers for six cupcakes and did not have to reheat my coating while piping these. But if you find the coating starts to harden in the bag (why I use a freezer bag), pop it in the microwave for a few seconds (5-10). The other awesome thing is that whatever coating is left in the baggy, just let harden and reheat later.

Easy DIY Halloween Cupcake Toppers
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Easy DIY chocolate cupcake toppers with printable Halloween templates!
  • 1 package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Candy Coating
  • Piping bag (or plastic bag)
  • Wax paper
  • Halloween template*
  • Cupcakes
  • *templates provided in blog post: http://blog.candiquik.com/halloween-cupcake-toppers/
  1. Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating in tray according to package directions.
  2. Pour melted CANDIQUIK into a piping bag or a plastic bag with a tiny hole snipped off of one corner (a quart-sized freezer bag works best).
  3. Place a large piece of wax paper on a flat surface and place your printout of shapes underneath.
  4. Begin tracing the shapes with the CANDIQUIK; outline first and fill in after.
  5. Allow to set completely. Once set; peel shapes away from wax paper and press lightly on top of cupcakes.

These outlines should help you. Place these under wax paper and trace!

There are two way to print these outlines: click on the PDF link OR on the photo below!
PDF – Bat Cupcake Toppers – Outline

Outline for Bat Cupcake Toppers by @candiquik

PDF – Cat Cupcake Toppers – Outline

Outline for Cat Cupcake Toppers by @candiquik

PDF – Spider Web Cupcake Toppers – Outline

Outline for Spider Web Cupcake Toppers by @candiquik

Happy Halloween!

Easy DIY Halloween Cupcake Toppers | @candiquik

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 Linked to: Sweet Bella Roos, Kitchen Fun w/ my 3 Sons, P&P Kitchen, Time to Sparkle

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