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Recipe for Halloween Cupcakes

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Easy Halloween Cupcakes & Abracadbra Toad Toppers

This recipe for Halloween cupcakes is super easy to make and I hope a bit unique. Moms are so busy this time of year, this Halloween cupcake recipe is easy to make and really easy to decorate. Its a witch cupcake with abracadabra printables and cut little toad candies for decoration.

I think they are so much fun!  Abracadabra and everyone’s a toad. Whip some Halloween cupcakes up using a cake mix, or you can buy premade cupcakes and simply decorate them.

A dozen Halloween cupcakes with Abracadabra toads

When making cupcakes for children I expect them to use the actual cupcake as a  container for holding the icing.  I do not put much  effort into the actual cupcake, but give the cupcake tops a little extra icing to be licked off.  These cupcakes take no cake decorating skills, and are super easy to put together for a a children’s Halloween party.

Halloween Cupcake Supplies

The only recipe here is for icing, if you prefer to buy canned icing I would buy two can’s of white icing.

12 cupcakes, from a mix, recipe or purchased.

Colourful cupcake liners

Free Abracadabra Cupcake Toppers

3/4 cup butter

4 cups icing sugar

1 tbsp milk

food colouring

12 gummy toad candies

12 lollipops

Halloween Cupcake Instructions

Start by lining 12 cupcake tins with pretty Halloween themed liners.  Fill with the cake mix batter made according to the box instructions, and bake.  Make the icing while letting the cupcakes cool.

Buttercream Cupcake Icing Recipe

Cream the butter until airy and light,  Beat for a couple of minutes pushing scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula occasionally.

Add the icing sugar one cup at a time mixing well after each addition.  Make sure to scrap down the sides of the bowl.

A bowl full of white icing being made.

Add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix on high until incorporated.  Just the consistency of your icing, add more milk if needed.   Once the milk is incorporated turn the mixer onto high and beat for 7-10 minutes scraping the side of the bowl several times.

Remove 1/3 of the icing into a bowl and set aside to use for the top of the cupcakes.

Add food colouring to the remaining 2/3 of the icing and mix until well blended.

Witch and Toad Halloween cupcakes with little candy toads and a witch printable that says abracadabra.

Decorating the Halloween Cupcakes

Fill a large icing bag with the yellow icing.  If you have a large plain icing tip attach it, as I did not have one I didn’t use any tip, but just the round opening on the bottom of my icing bag.

Make a large swirl with the yellow icing,  then repeat with a smaller swirl of the white icing.

Place the gummy toad on the side of the cupcake.

Icing the top of a witch Halloween cupcake with yellow and white icing and a fun green candy toad.

Making Halloween Cupcake Toppers

For 12 cupcakes print and cutout two Abracadabra Halloween printables.

Trim the edge of the lollipop plastic along the wrinkled sealed edges.

Add either a piece or curled up tape or a glue dot.

Stick the paper label to the tape.

Stick the sign into the side opposite the little toad.

How to put together a Halloween cupcake topper using lollipops and free Halloween printable


I wondered if using the lollipops for the Abracadabra cupcake toppers would make the cupcakes too high for a cupcake carrier.

Halloween cupcakes in a container going for fun Halloween party food idea for kids.

The cupcakes worked find in my cupcake carrier.  My grand daughters haven’t been by for a visit so these cupcakes are staying in the freezer for a month or so in the hopes I see them before Halloween.

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A easy to decorate Halloween cupcake with a candied toad and a witch cupcake topper.

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Halloween Cupcakes with Free Cupcake Toppers

A fun and easy Halloween cupcake recipe for kids Halloween party. Very easy to decorate with a candied toad and the Abracadabra witch cupcake topper and your done.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour


  • 12 cupcakes from a mix, purchased, or homemade

Buttercream Icing

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • food colouring to taste but too much adds flavour


  • 12 gummy toad candies
  • 12 lollipops
  • 12 paper cupcake liners Halloween themed


  • Bake cupcakes from a mix, or make a single white cake recipe, or even purchase premade cupcakes.
  • Start by lining 12 cupcake tins with pretty Halloween themed liners.  Fill with the cake mix batter made according to the box instructions, and bake. 

Buttercream Icing

  • Add the butter to a large bowl and beat until very light.
  • Add the icing sugar one cup at a time. Beating between additions, and scraping the bowl occasionally
    A bowl full of white icing being made.
  • Add the tablespoon of milk. Beat and add more milk if needed to get the correct consistency.
    whipped white icing in a large bowl
  • Once the icing is the right consistency turn your mixer onto high and beat for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Divide the icing into two bowls, add food colouring. Layer the icing on top of each cupcake.
    Icing the top of a witch Halloween cupcake with yellow and white icing and a fun green candy toad.
  • Add the little candied frog and the witch topper and your finished.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Halloween Treat
Servings: 12

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