Halloween is almost here, but I’ve still got a few more fun ideas up my sleeve, like today’s Bat Cupcakes made with OREOs, decorator icing, and malted milk balls!
They’re so simple and yet SO adorable! I love the contrast of the green wing outline with the purple frosting on the cupcakes. My three-year-old helped me put these together. She’s becoming quite adept at “helping” in the kitchen. In fact, it was her idea to make the frosting purple, since it happens to be her favorite color. It works out great that it’s also very festive for Halloween!
My kids are getting crazily excited to head out trick-or-treating. Since we moved up to the mountains, we don’t really have close neighbors, so candy collecting will be slightly different this year. We decided that we’ll head out to our old neighborhood in town (about 15 miles away) where we are familiar and can see some good friends. Our only close neighbors, a cute old couple who has become my kids’ surrogate grandparents, told us to drop by their house before heading out so we’ll be sure to do that.
I’m really hoping that the weather will be on our side that night. It’s been raining a lot here lately, and as much as we need it and I welcome it, my fingers are crossed that things can at least stay dry for a few hours while we’re out going door-to-door.
Since I think bats are so fun, at least in artificial, edible form, I put together these cupcakes that are so perfect for a Halloween party or class treat!
I took them to an activity for 8 and 9 year old girls that I was in charge of for my church. The girls got a huge kick out of them, of course!
To make these, I just made a batch of my favorite chocolate cupcakes (a cake mix will do, as well), piped on some homemade buttercream frosting (just leave out the baking cocoa, of course) that I colored purple, and then inserted an adorable, edible bat decoration on top!
To make the bats, using a knife, cut through the center frosting of an OREO, to separate the two sides of the cookie. Scrape the frosting off so you have two clean cookies. Cut each cookie in half. These will be your bat wings. Grab a candy whopper (malted milk ball), and using green decorator icing and a small tip, pipe on two eyes. Pipe wing shapes onto the chocolate cookie halves and insert them at an angle into the icing on both sides of the chocolate candy ball. That’s it!
How fun are these?
We actually had a real little bat that lived in the ceiling corner of our porch at our old home for a while. My kids looked out there every morning in hopes it was still there. I, on the contrary, held my breath that it would be gone. I think it decided it wanted to stay, though, because a long time passed and it was still just chilling there. So my husband eventually helped it find a new home, much to the kids’ chagrin.
Anyway, I hope your Halloween is loads of fun and that your kiddos’ candy buckets will get filled to the brim! 🙂 That’s my dream every year, anyway. 🙂