Halloween us coming up fast, which means it's time to start decorating and getting ready for parties, costumes and decorating pumpkin

s. And we all know that the most important part of any holiday is the food — and how it looks. Instead of making cupcakes with the same old boring frosting spiderwebs, try some of these Halloween cupcake decorations to spice up your confections!

1. Spidey Oreos

Source: Your Cup of Cake

These easy spider cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake will take you only minutes to decorate and anyone can do it! They're quick to make before a party — or you can let your guests create their own.

What you'll need:

Pocky sticks

How it's done:

Break up the Pocky sticks into one-inch segments
Stick four broken Pocky pieces into each side of an Oreo
Put two dots of white frosting with black food coloring in the center for eyes
Place on top of a cupcake, using frosting to hold it in place

2. Milano cookie tombstone

Source: Modern Glam

If you're in need of fun cupcakes on the fly, nothing is easier than these cute tombstones that we found from Modern Glam. You can dress them up or dress them down — it's up to you!

What you'll need:

Milano cookies

How it's done:

Cut off the bottom third of the cookie. This should leave you with an arch-shaped cookie.
Using a piping bag with a small hole (or plastic bag with the corner cut off), pipe words and designs onto the front of the cookie
Frost a cupcake and put the flat end of the cookie into the frosting
You can also add additional pieces to the cupcake, such as bone candy

3. Brain

Source: Southern Mom Loves

These Southern Mom Loves cupcakes aren't for the faint of heart! Their zombie-brain likeness makes them the perfect Halloween cupcake decoration for any horror movie night.

What you'll need:

Light corn syrup
Red food coloring

How it's done:

Frost the tops of the cupcakes generously, forming a dome on top of each
Using a piping bag, draw a line on one side of the cupcake near the center (without actually covering the center)
Without stopping, draw continuous zig-zags all over that half of the cupcake until it's completely covered
Repeat that process on the same side of the cupcake near the center, but make the zig-zags smaller so they don't quite cover the layer underneath. Repeat again if desired.
Do the same thing for the other side of the cupcakes
In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup of light corn syrup with a few drops of red food coloring
Drizzle a little bit of the corn syrup mixture over the tops of the frosted cupcakes

4. Gummy Lifesaver eyeball

Source: Simply Shellie

Keep an eye on your visitors every time they walk into the room with these eerie eyeballs from Simply Shellie!

What you'll need:

Gummy lifesavers

How it's done:

Cover the top of each cupcake in white frosting
Place a gummy lifesaver on the top of each frosted cupcake. You can do it in the center or closer to the sides to make it seem like each eye is looking in a different direction.
Fill the center of the lifesaver with black frosting
Using a piping bag with a small opening, pipe small squiggles and zig-zags onto the remaining white space of the cupcake to make it look like veins

5. Chocolate witch hat

Source: Somewhat Simple

If you're not into the guts and gore of zombies and horror movies, but you're a fan of "Hocus Pocus," then these witch hats will tickle your fancy! And whether you're making them alone or you've got some little helping hands, this recipe from Somewhat Simple is hard to mess up.

What you'll need:

Chocolate kisses
Flat cookies

How it's done:

Lay a cookie flat and put a small dollop of frosting in the center
Unwrap a chocolate kiss and place the flat side into the frosting
Use frosting to secure the bottom of the "hat" to the cupcake
If you'd like, you can add additional decorations to the hats with colored frosting

6. Cookie bat

Source: Betty Crocker

Rather than drawing a bat on your cupcake with frosting, you can turn it into a 3-D work of art like in this Betty Crocker recipe. And don't worry — they won't fly away!

What you'll need:

Mini Oreos
Flat chocolate cookies (if needed, scrape the frosting from both halves of a regular Oreo)

How it's done:

Generously frost the tops of the cupcakes, covering them completely
Place a mini Oreo in the center of the frosted cupcake
Using a piping bag, pipe two dots of white frosting into the center of the mini Oreo as eyes, then add small black dots to the centers
Cut a flat cookie in half and place them in the frosting on either side of the mini Oreo with eyes

7. Sugar cone witch hat

Source: The Crafting Foodie

If you believe that bigger is better for your Halloween cupcake decorations, here's another take on a witch hat from The Crafting Foodie. It's not all chocolate and cookies, but it's equally as adorable and delicious!

What you'll need:

Oreo ice cream cones (or regular sugar cones dipped in chocolate or candy melts)
Chocolate wafer cookies

How it's done:

Frost the tops of each cupcake, covering completely
Place a wafer cookie flat on the top of a cupcake
Using a piping bag, cover the edge of an ice cream cone with frosting and place the cone upside down onto the center of the wafer cookie
Decorate the witch hats as you like

8. Marshmallow Frankenstein

Source: Mom Foodie

These sweet monsters from Mom Foodie look like they came right out of the movies! And they're a great way to top cupcakes if you'd rather not have a mound of frosting on the top.

What you'll need:

Large marshmallows
Green candy melts
Pretzel sticks

How it's done:

Heat the candy melts either on the stove in a double boiler until melted or in the microwave, stirring in 30-second increments until melted
Put a marshmallow onto a toothpick and dip it into the melted candy, rolling it until covered completely. Place it in the center of a frosted cupcake using the toothpick to anchor it. Let cool until candy is hardened.
Break off bits of a pretzel stick and put one near the bottom on either side of the marshmallow
Use different colors of frosting in a piping bag to add eyes, a mouth and hair

9. Mummy

Source: Sugar and Charm

You can make waking from the dead look a little bit cuter and a lot less scary with these Sugar and Charm mummy cupcakes!

What you'll need:

Flat frosting tip

How it's done:

Pipe two small eyes onto a cupcake with white frosting, then add dots of black into the centers
Using a flat piping tip, add horizontal and diagonal lines going across the cupcake. Make sure you criss-cross and layer the lines without covering up those eyes!

10. Pretzel skeleton

Source: EazyPeazyMealz

Everyone will be impressed when they see these clever skeletons from Eazy Peazy Mealz. And besides looking great, they add a delicious crunch to your cupcakes!

What you'll need:

Large marshmallows
Small marshmallows
Yogurt or white chocolate pretzels
Lollipop sticks or wooden skewers (6 inches is about the right length)

How it's done:

Put a lollipop stick or skewer into the center of a cupcake so a few inches are sticking out of the top
Put a mini marshmallow into the stick and push it to the bottom
Add a mini pretzel, putting the lollipop stick through the small hole at the bottom of the pretzel
Stick on another marshmallow, then another pretzel. Repeat the process again so there are three marshmallows and three pretzels alternating. Don't be afraid to smush the marshmallows if there's too much space between the pretzels.
Decorate the flat end of a big marshmallow with eyes, a nose and a mouth using an edible marker or frosting
Put one more small marshmallow onto the lollipop stick, then top it off with the big marshmallow so the skeleton face shows

Make scary sweet treats with these Halloween cupcake decorations

No matter which cupcakes you decide to make, all of these will invite the Halloween spirit and taste just as good as they look!

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