13 Weird and Wonderful Halloween Cupcakes to Drool Over

The best part about the autumnal season is the foliage, the brisk air, and the desserts. Here are the cutest, most delicious looking Halloween cupcakes we could find, plus recipes so you can make them on your own. Or give up and order some online

Image: Meringue Bake Shop via Flickr

Cupcake Runneth Over

The best part about the autumnal season is the foliage, the brisk air, and the desserts. Here are the cutest, most delicious looking Halloween cupcakes we could find, plus recipes so you can make them on your own. Or give up and order some online

Image: Meringue Bake Shop via Flickr

Pumpkin Butterfinger Cupcakes

Butterfinger buttercream: I want to be baptized in the stuff. Thank you, Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake. You've given us dream-fodder for years. This is a pumpkin cake topped with the most amazing-sounding frosting. 

Tombstone Cupcakes

A gravestone good enough to eat! Another hit from Your Cup of Cake, this recipe uses Milano cookies dipped in chocolate to give us these cute, vaguely spooky, but really delicious cupcakes, made with Devil's food cake mix.

Skull Cupcakes

These clever fellas from Merry Antoinette are decorated with coconut jelly beans, M&Ms and sprinkles and they hide a red velvet surprise inside.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Have you ever seen such an adorable and inventive little creation? These little confections come complete with mini green Starbucks straws. So seasonal, so cute. Jocelyn of Inside BruCrew Life whips up these perfect cakes from cake mix and pumpkin puree.

Brain Cupcakes

Maybe these creations from The Simple Sweet Life looks a little scary but, with the jam filling and buttery frosting, they're are sure to taste delicious and not at all like actual brains. 

Pumpkin Nutella Cupcakes

Have extra Nutella hanging around that you don't want to eat from the spoon while showering? Yeah? Make these amazing cupcakes, brought to us by Ashton, the blogger behind Something Swanky.

Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes

The magic words: cream cheese frosting. Put it on anything (red velvet cake, carrot cake, pickles), and you've made magic. Eva, the bloggess of Adventures in Cooking, whips up these beauties and describes how to carve a frosting pumpkin.

Dark Chocolate Ghost Cupcakes

The fluffy meringue ghosts may be beyond your level of expertise but the more advanced among us may want to try these treats from The Comfort of Cooking. Good luck to you.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These genius eats from The Comfort of Cooking not only use Halloween's most quintessential candy, they also use yellow and orange food coloring so that the cake itself replicates the candy corn's signature colors. This will either make you feel inspired or like you should quit baking altogether. 

Itty Bitty Bat Cupcakes

These cupcakes are somehow able to make bats look really freaking cute, and delicious. Bravo, Bakerella. 

Monster Eyeball Cupcakes

These desserts from Hoosier Homemade look like they were slimed by the stuff from Nickelodeon's Double Dare, and the base is a modified Duncan Hines mix, which may appeal to baking novices. 

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

If the electric-blue color of these sweets from The Domestic Rebel  didn't convince you that these are unhealthy and therefore delicious, the halo of sour worms should do the trick.

Ghost Cupcake Cones

Expanding on the dark chocolate version from The Comfort of Cooking, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen ups the ante by baking the cupcakes INSIDE AN ICE CREAM CONE.