Cupcakes of your choice
Frosting of your choice
Hat,such as pretzels or an ice cream cone
Straw, such as Chex cereal or Shredded Wheat
Candy for eyes, nose, and mouth
For some people, especially those with little kids, aren’t fond of Halloween decorations and such that are made to scare people. For them, things like jars of candy corn, bales of hay, jack-o-lanterns with cute faces, and yummy banana ghosts, are the best choices for food and decorations. Are you a mom who would prefer a friendly Halloween atmosphere rather than a frightening one? Then, I know a great dessert that you can fix. It’s cupcakes, so it’s easy, and they look like scarecrows, so they’re adorable. Let’s get ready for the party!
You can wait until a few hours before the guests begin arriving – if you want to – before making the cupcakes. They’re not extremely time-consuming and, best of all, you can use any number of foods to decorate them. That means you might not even have to leave home to get supplies.
Certain cupcake colors/flavors work really well to create the look of a scarecrow. Some of them include spice, yellow, or orange. Use a box mix or your own recipe. Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool. Frost the cakes with white, yellow, orange, or milk chocolate frosting.
There are lots of different things that you can use to make straw hair, a hat, and other features. Use candy eyes or make jellybean eyes. Lay the jellybeans in place and put a black dot of frosting on each one. Insert a square pretzel as a hat, use a flat-bottom ice cream cone for the cap, or create one with frosting.
Some of the best straw that you can make is done with Shredded Wheat cereal. Shred one biscuit and then pick up the pieces and put them where you want them on the cupcake. Make straw hair, sideburns, a beard – whatever you want.
Certain cookies and candy make wonderful features on the cupcakes. A single candy corn makes a cute nose but so does an M&M. A sugar wafer, or a Twix bar, looks good as a hat brim.
You don’t necessarily have to make scarecrow cupcakes; you can also make a round cake, stack another on top of it, and make a single, big scarecrow. Use larger foods – or more of the same foods – to make the features. Do gumdrop eyes and a nose, giant candy eyes, a pretzel rod hat brim, Chex cereal hair, and other delicious features. Foods don’t have to be scary on Halloween for kids to have fun. Younger kids, in particular, will love the scarecrow cupcakes more than monster ones.