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Halloween Jack Skellington cupcakes recipe

Remember Jack Skellington, the hero from Tim Burton’s movie, Nightmare Before Christmas? Make your Halloween party table extra spooky this year with some Jack Skellington cupcakes.

Serving Size:

12 cupcakes



  • 12 basic vanilla cupcakes (see recipe here)
  • 1 quantity buttercream icing (see recipe here)
  • 1 tube black writing icing
  • 1 pkt (240g) 2 Metres of Black Licorice straps


Spread each cupcake with icing.

Now use a toothpick to hollow out two eye sockets in the white icing.

Fill the eye sockets with black writing icing. Use the toothpick to smooth it out.

Cut small single strips of licorice from the thick strap. Use one 5cm piece for Jack’s mouth and two small 2cm pieces for his nose.

Add vertical lines across his mouth using the black writing icing and a toothpick.