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Orange is expected, so why not switch things up? White pumpkins are perfect for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. For a final festive touch, add fall leaves in varying sizes.
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Ever feel like someone is watching you? You'll feel like that (in a fun way!) with these spooky monster-eye cupcakes. Plus, your kids can help decorate them with black gum balls and candy eyes found at any party store.
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Kids love these spooky spider cupcakes! The perfect arachnid ingredients: large black gum balls, green Sixlets and black licorice strings. Just cut eight legs out of the black licorice (leaving two a little longer for the front) and let the kids do the rest. (Warning: Black gum balls and kids can get a little messy!)
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Who says ghosts have to be scary? This little apparition is beyond adorable. I love the pop of orange, but classic white is also a cute option.
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A BOO-TIFUL TREAT
To make these "Boo!"-embossed cupcakes, pick up some stamps at a local craft store and emboss the fondant by pressing the stamp directly onto the fondant. For a little more pizzazz, put your cupcakes in candy cups or wrappers in coordinating colors.
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These pretty pumpkin toppers are simple and easy to make. All you need is a 2-inch decorative fluted cookie cutter and rolled fondant. To make your pumpkin stick, a little bit of water works just like glue.
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If you're short on time, you can put together these critter toppers in a flash. Whether your cupcakes are store-bought (we won’t tell), boxed or homemade, just add these on and watch them disappear.
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Tanya Martinez is the creative director and event stylist of Save the Date for Cupcakes, a blog dedicated to all things "sweet amp gorgeous." When she’s not searching for fun inspiration, Martinez is crafting and baking with her five children.