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Happy Halloween…

Happy Halloween #halloween #grave #partydecor

Photo by Bettijo B. Hirschi.

These cupcakes are a little on the gory side, but the cuteness of the tiny hatchets offset anything too scary about them. Any flavor cupcake or icing will work perfectly. We used chocolate, but red velvet with cream cheese icing would be delicious too. Presenting… So I Married an Ax Murderer cupcakes.

so I married an ax murderer cupcakes

You will need: 1 batch of cupcakes, 1 batch of white frosting, Black Foil Cupcake Liners, Hatchet Toppers, baking tray lined with a slip-mat or parchment paper, 1 batch of Red Candy Coating


1 Cup of Sugar
6 Tablespoons of water
¼ cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon red food coloring

In a small saucepan bring the sugar, water and corn syrup to a boil. Add the food coloring and reduce to a simmer. Stir on and off for 20 minutes. To check if your candy is ready drop some of the liquid into room temp water, if it holds its shape you’re good to go.

gory cupcakes

scary cupcakes


1. Bake your cupcakes. While your cupcakes are cooling, prepare the candy coating.

2. When your candy is ready, use a spoon to drop tablespoon size splotches of candy on the parchment paper or slip-mat. Let the candy dribble and pool to the sides like blood at a crime scene.

3. Quickly dip each hatchet in a little bit of candy coating, and then nestle the hatchet in the center of a pool of candy. This will hold the hatchet upright.

4. Let the candy cool.

5. Once your cupcakes have cooled ice them with an offset spatula or butter knife.

6. Gently pick up a splotch of candy coating and press it into your frosted cupcake.

7. Use the extra drops of candy as little blood drops on your serving platter.

hatchet cupcakes

Photography, design and styling by Alison Faulkner.

Looking for a dessert to double as décor at your Halloween bash? These ruby slipper cupcakes are the perfect treat. They’re surprisingly simple and you can use any chocolate cupcake recipe and whipped frosting you like—even if they’re not from scratch, your secret’s safe with the witch.

ruby slipper cupcakes

You will need: 1 batch of chocolate cupcakes, 1 batch of vanilla frosting, Black and Lime Green Polka Dot Cupcake Liners, Electric Green Food Coloring Gel,
Soft Green Sanding Sugar, Medium Petal Pastry Tip, Black and White Paper Straws, 1 sheet of Red Glitter Foam

1. While your cupcakes are baking, draw a pair of tiny shoes (about 1/2” tall) on the back of your glitter foam for each cupcake. Cut out the shoes.

2. Each paper straw will make two sets of legs. Cut each straw in four equal pieces, to make as many legs as you need. With a dab of hot glue secure each shoe to the front of each straw leg.

3. Prepare your icing by adding 4-5 drops of electric green food gel. Put your frosting in a pastry bag, or plastic bag, fitted with a petal tip.

4. With the thin side of the petal tip pointed toward the edge of the cupcake, make overlapping ruffles and fill the cupcake. Don’t worry about making them perfect! She’s a crashed witch.

5. Sprinkle the frosting with matching sanding sugar for your witch’s sparkly skirt.

6. Insert the straws about 1/2” apart.

7. Add a second liner around your cupcake to give the witch’s skirt a billowing effect.

crashed witch cupcakes

Serve and bask in the praise of your guests!

Photography, design and styling by Alison Faulkner.

While kids sort and trade their Halloween findings, treat your family and friends to some spiced apple cider.

Spiced Apple Cider

spiced apple cider

This classic fall drink gets a haunted makeover when served in the Pottery Barn Skeleton Hand Drink Dispenser paired with the Tombstone Condiment Set, which includes that to-die-for, spooky-hand spoon. Ginger snaps, red hots and cinnamon sticks make for delicious mix ins.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

Be prepared with both tricks and treats this year for all the neighborhood kids.

Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween Trick or Treating Ideas

Package mini yo-yo tricks and frightening chocolate treats in small zip-top bags. Add our freebie printable Trick & Treat Foldover Tags to complete.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.

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