Transform orange-colored (and flavored) cake balls into edible monsters with sweet decorations like melted chocolate, black licorice and jelly beans. Create the mini vampire bats, spiders and ghosts or experiment with creatures of your own. Photo by McCormick.
Inspired by Halloween’s signature candy, these bright cupcakes feature vibrant layers of orange and yellow cake topped with creamy white icing and sprinkles. Hint: Prepare the cake batter in two batches. Dye on batch yellow and the other orange, then carefully layer them into the muffin tins. Photo by McCormick.
Dive into the spirit of the season with a tempting new take on red velvet cake. These mini cake sandwiches pop with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Frankenstein Green and Phantom Purple fillings that can be customized to your taste with flavors like orange, lemon and raspberry. Photo by McCormick.
It’s fun and easy to “dress” vanilla sugar cookies as sweet scarecrows by adding shredded wheat “straw hair,” a sugar wafer “hat,” and a smiling red licorice face. Photo by McCormick.
Screams of delights will accompany these eye-catching cupcakes. Drag a toothpick dipped in red food color along the white icing to draw the "bloodshot" lines. Photo by McCormick.
Beware the black cat crossing your path–unless it’s a rich chocolate-iced cookie decorated as a frightful feline. Photo by McCormick.
Place a mini donut on top of a cupcake to transform it into a dome shape. With a decoration of orange-tinted icing and gum drop stems you’ll have a bumper crop of mini pumpkins. Photo by McCormick.
Turn innocent cupcakes into scary black spiders with black-tinted icing, black string licorice and other assorted candies. Photo by McCormick.
A frightfully fun decoration for cupcakes. The spooky ghosts are simply piped dollops of vanilla icing, while the tombstones are oval-shaped cookies. Photo by McCormick.
For the fans of the popular vampire books, these cupcakes will be irresistible. While not blood red, these cupcakes get their reddish hue from red velvet cake mix. Photo by McCormick.
These wicked witch cupcakes get their frightful look from chocolate ice cream cone pointy hats, green gum drop noses, red candy-coated chocolates for eyes and black string licorice hair.
Halloween is just around the corner. Here are some fun and wickedly easy ways to dress up your best-selling treats for the spookiest holiday of the year. All photos courtesy of McCormick.