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Full Moon Cupcakes

There’s something ominous about a full moon, especially with the silhouette of a witch or a bat against its glow. You just don’t know what is flying up there, or where it will land.

Bring the mysticism of the full moon into your home for a spooky touch to your Halloween party menu with these bewitching cupcakes.



  • Cupcakes
  • Frosting
  • Disposable decorating bag
  • Size “32” or any preferred decorating tip
  • Rubber band
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Store-bought white rolled fondant
  • Black edible writer
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter

*Find the food coloring, decorating bag, decorating tip, fondant, edible writer and cookie cutter in the craft store. You may also find food coloring and the edible writer in specialty stores and online. TIP: You can also just spread the icing on the cupcakes with a spatula, or, use any preferred decorating tip.


Step 1: Take a handful of fondant, add a few drops of yellow food coloring and knead very well, adding additional drops of food coloring until desired shade of yellow is achieved. Roll the fondant as you would cookie dough, to about 1/4-inch thick, using confectioner’s sugar or wax paper as needed to prevent sticking.



Step 2: Cut out 2-inch circles, one for each cupcake, and set aside on wax paper to stiffen about one hour. Draw your bat or witch designs with the black marker. Set the fondant circles aside to stiffen, preferably overnight.

Step 3: Prepare your favorite cupcakes according to the recipe and let cool completely.

Step 4: Prepare frosting according to your favorite recipe, or, use store-bought frosting. (TIP: To thicken store-bought frosting so it’s easier to pipe, stir in confectioner’s sugar until the desired consistency is reached.) Fit a decorating bag with the tip, fill with frosting, and close tightly with a rubber band.



Step 5: Pipe frosting on the cupcakes, and insert a fondant circle.

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