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It’s that time of year again! Spooky season is upon us, and whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just a fun treat for the kids, these easy Halloween mummy cupcakes are perfect for the occasion. They’re easy to make, too!
You don’t even have to be an expert baker to make these. All you need is a batch of cupcakes, either store-bought or homemade from scratch or a mix, Nutter Butter cookies, white frosting, and candy eyes. That’s it!
Now let’s get to decorating. I promise these Halloween mummy cupcakes are cute enough for an experienced baker and easy enough for a novice.
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How to Decorate Mummy Cupcakes
Making these mummy cupcakes is an easy and fun way to get into the Halloween spirit.
To get started, you’ll need to gather some ingredients and supplies. If you’re making your own cupcakes, you’ll also need cupcake liners, a cupcake pan, and ingredients for your favorite cupcake recipe.
If you’re a beginner, don’t let this intimidate you. Honestly, it’s easy to do, and we’ll take you through it step-by-step.
- 6 cupcakes of your favorite flavor, either store-bought or homemade
- 2 cups buttercream frosting, store-bought or homemade
- 6 Nutter Butter cookies
- 12 Candy eyes
- 4 oz white chocolate candy melts or white almond bark
Now that you have everything you need for your mummy cupcakes, it’s time to start baking!
1) Put the white chocolate melts or almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30-second increments, stirring between each one until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
2) Dip the Nutter Butter cookies completely in the melted chocolate/almond bark coating.
3) Place the cookies on a sheet tray covered with parchment paper, then put them in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes.
4) Once the cookies start to set, add the remaining melted chocolate to a piping bag, cut a small hole in the tip of the bag and pipe mummy bandages in a criss-cross fashion across the top of the cookies
5) Attach candy eyes before the chocolate has set, then let the chocolate set completely.
6) Add buttercream frosting to a piping bag fitted with a 1M star piping tip and make a buttercream swirl on the top of the cupcake, lifting the bag slightly above the cupcake.
How to: put a tip on a piping bag
7) Add a Nutter Butter mummy to the side/top of the buttercream.
That’s it! Easy and cute, right?
How Do You Store Frosted Cupcakes?
Enjoy your mummy cupcakes for up to 3 days without fear – just store them at room temperature in an airtight container.
The Best Way To Freeze Nutter Butter Cupcakes
If you want to make frosted cupcakes in advance and don’t want them to get ruined or stale, don’t worry! You can freeze frosted cupcakes and leave the icing perfectly intact. Just follow these easy steps, and voila, perfectly frozen frosted cupcakes.
Note: For Nutter Butter cupcakes, do not freeze with the cookie in the frosting. Add the cookie after the frosted cupcakes are thawed.
- Arrange the frosted cupcakes evenly on a sheet pan and flash-freeze them for about an hour.
- Once the frosting has hardened, wrap the cupcakes in either plastic wrap or wax paper and put the cupcakes in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container.
- Frosted cupcakes can also be frozen for up to 2-3 months.
How to Thaw Frozen Mummy Cupcakes
- When you’re ready to serve your cupcakes, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- About two hours before serving, take the cupcakes out of the refrigerator so they can get to room temperature.
- Add the defrosted Nutter Butter mummy into the icing and serve.
To Freeze Frosted Nutter Butter Cookies
If you want to make the Nutter Butter mummies ahead of time, decorate them per the directions and freeze them in one layer on a sheet tray.
In about an hour or once frozen, transfer the cookies to an airtight freezer container for up to three months.
To Defrost Frosted Nutter Butter Cookies
Remove the frozen cookies from the freezer and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Before putting them on top of your cupcake, let them sit out at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
Now that you know how to decorate these EASY mummy cupcakes, you can make up a batch in no time for your next Halloween gathering or as a fun treat for the kids.
Everyone will love these ghoulishly fun Halloween cupcakes topped off with delicious Nutter Butter cookies.
Serve them as part of your Halloween spread, or pack them into treat bags for the kids. Either way, your mummy cupcakes will be a big hit this spooky season.
- Put the star tip on a piping bag
- Melt white chocolate melts or almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring between each one until smooth. About 1-2 minutes.
- Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the melted chocolate/almond bark coating.
- Place the cookies on a sheet tray covered with parchment paper, then put them in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining melted chocolate to a piping bag
- Once the cookies start to set, pipe mummy bandages in a criss-cross fashion across the top of the cookies
- Attach candy eyes before the chocolate has set
- Let the chocolate set completely
- Add buttercream frosting to a piping bag fitted with a 1M star piping tip and make a buttercream swirl on the top of the cupcake, lifting the bag slightly above the cupcake.
- Add a Nutter Butter mummy on top of the buttercream.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 914Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 367mgCarbohydrates: 124gFiber: 2gSugar: 99gProtein: 6g