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Halloween Jack’o’Lantern cupcakes recipe

Looking for a way to jazz up your Halloween party table this year? Nothing says, “Halloween” like a Jack’o’Lantern. So put some on your cupcakes!

Serving Size:

12 cupcakes



  • 12 basic vanilla cupcakes (see recipe here)
  • 1 quantity buttercream icing (see recipe here)
  • red food colouring
  • yellow food colouring
  • black writing icing


Add a few drops of yellow and red food colouring to the buttercream icing until you get a nice orange colour.

Spread each cupcake with orange icing.

Now use the black writing icing to draw Jack’o’Lantern faces onto each cupcake.


  • Let the kids help with the cake decorating but don’t stress about having perfect looking Jack’o’Lantern faces.
  • If the black writing icing is stiff in the tube just hold the tube in your hand for a minute or two to soften it up.
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  • This recipe was created by Penny Flanagan for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder: