While shopping in the U.S. at Hobby Lobby (Americans are so lucky - they have the best stores!) I was first introduced to the huge assortment of cake decorating tools and absolutely fell in love with all things cupcake-related.
Because Halloween was right around the corner when I bought all my cupcake stuff (liners, decorating tips, sprinkles, cupcake boxes, well, you get the idea), I went to the Wilton cupcake site to get some inspiration for my first attempt. Wilton offers great step-by-step instructions that make it easy for the beginning decorator to get started.
Mummies (vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting):
Mini-Draculas (chocolate cupcakes and chocolate frosting):
Unfortunately, these photos are kind of small as I had to borrow them from my Facebook account (I can't find the originals).
At first I felt that the design I selected was fairly creative (yeah, yeah, I know... I got it off the Wilton website... how original is that?), but this year, while googling 'halloween cupcakes', I discovered that I wasn't the only one who was inspired...
I dare you! Go to http://www.google.com/ select "Images" and type in 'halloween cupcakes'. Search.
Report what you find! :)