Welcome to week 4 in our Halloween Treats series! Every Thursday in the month of October, I am uploading a tutorial to a Halloween Treat you can make at home! With 2020 ruining traditional Halloween plans, a lot of people are searching for ways to celebrate at home. So, why not bake some yummy treats, have a party with the kids or snuggle on the sofa to watch a movie? We’ll be doing all of the above! So, here’s your tutorial for Halloween Ghost Cupcakes! Also, keep your eyes peeled for a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

If you haven’t seen the previous weeks of Halloween treats, check them out here:
Halloween Cookies Using Royal Icing Tutorial
Jack O’ Lantern Pocket Pies
Comforting Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Next week is the final week! What could I have planned? Write your guesses in the comments!

These cupcakes are perfect for a Quaratine-oween night in! Whether you want to add these to your party food or you need treats for movie night, these won’t disappoint! P.S if you are having a movie night, check out My Top 12 Halloween Movies List for some ideas!

For these Halloween Ghost Cupcakes, you will need:

Vanilla Cupcakes for Halloween Ghost Cupcakes
My Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes (shop bought or homemade, check out my recipe here: My Vanilla Cupcake Recipe)
  • 12 lollipops (preferably as round as you can get)
  • White fondant (Hack – buy ready rolled to save time)
  • 1 batch of buttercream (I made orange flavoured buttercream but you can buy or make any you like – here’s my Vanilla Buttercream: Back to Basics recipe – to make it orange flavour just replace the vanilla with orange extract)
  • orange and black food colouring

I don’t have lollipops!

That’s ok! You can use marshmallows! Either pop them on a skewer and use them just like the lollipops or just pop them on top of the buttercream.

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Step 1
My vanilla cupcakes in ghost cupcake cases
I love these cases!

Bake your cupcakes and then, once cooled, make your buttercream. Set aside a small amount of buttercream and colour it black. Colour your remaining buttercream orange and then pipe a thick, flat layer of orange buttercream on top of your cupcakes (use a knife after piping to make a flat surface).

Flatten your buttercream with a knife after piping - Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Alternatively, you can just buy cupcakes with orange buttercream or buy plain cupcakes and add your own! Here’s what I use:
My Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
Vanilla Buttercream: Back to Basics

Step 2

Unwrap your lollipop and push the stick into the centre of the cupcake. Push it so the stick reaches the bottom but can’t poke through the cupcake case.
If you’re using marshmallows, skewer the marshmallow and push the other end of the skewer into the centre of the cupcake. Or place the marshmallow in the middle of the cupcake.

Step 2 of the Halloween Ghost Cupcakes
Step 3

Roll out your fondant so its around 3-5 mm in thickness. Using a circular cutter (around 8-10 cm) cut out circles of white fondant. Then place the centre of the circle of fondant on the top of the lollipop. Allowing it drape down the sides, manipulate the pleats in the fondant to your desired look. Be careful not to pull down on the fondant as you do because it can cause it to tear around the head of the lollipop.

Step 3 of Halloween Ghost Cupcakes
Step 4

Pipe small eyes using the black buttercream. You could also add a mouth or even eyebrows but I really like this simple look. That’s it really! Feel free to make this your own. Alternatively, you could add sprinkles to the buttercream or add small fondant bows on top of the ghosts (that’d be so cute, if you do that please send me pictures!).

Halloween Ghost Cupcake complete!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween Ghost Cupcakes tutorial. Aren’t they BOO-tiful? Speaking of BOOs…


I am giving away one of my ‘Here for the BOOS’ Tote Bags! They’re made of 100% organic cotton and are printed in the UK using machines that are powered by renewable energy. Don’t worry, we ship Worldwide!

I love this bag, it’s BOO-tiful!

All you have to do to win is place an order at https://the-ramblings-of-lottie.teemill.com/ and you could be sent this tote bag absolutely FREE! This competition will end 26th October 2020. This is also the day that all my Halloween items will be GONE! Grab it while you can (I already have).

I think I make a pretty cute zombie! Buy this T-shirt in my shop!

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