DIY 'Beetlejuice' Themed Cupcakes

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As a classic Halloween movie, ​Beetlejuice​ is an excellent source of inspiration for costumes, parties, and of course... food. This is especially true when it comes to cupcakes, which are perfect for serving a crowd. Inspired by the ​Beetlejuice​ movie poster, these cupcakes are perfect for Halloween. They're fun to create and totally Instagram-worthy, too. Ready to make them yourself? It's showtime!

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Beetlejuice Cupcake

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Things You'll Need

  • Chocolate cupcakes in black and white striped liners

  • White fondant

  • Black fondant

  • Bright green icing

  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter

  • Fondant roller

  • Butter knife or pizza cutter

  • Piping bag with a thin decorating tip

  • Parchment paper or silicone mat

  • Frosting (for sticking fondant onto cupcakes)

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Step 1

On parchment paper or a silicone mat, roll out the white fondant into a thin layer. Set aside.

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Step 2

Roll out the black fondant in a thin, even layer.

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Step 3

With the butter knife or pizza cutter, slice the black fondant into half-inch strips.

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Step 4

Place the strips on top of the white fondant, spacing them out evenly.

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Step 5

Press the 2-inch circle cookie cutter into the fondant. Cut out as many circles as you can.

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Tip

Re-roll the excess fondant to make gray fondant, which you can use for the groom cupcakes.

Step 6

Spread a bit of frosting onto the cupcake. This will help "glue" the fondant onto the cupcake. (However, depending on the moisture of your cupcakes, you might not need it.)

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Step 7

Place a striped circle onto each cupcake, then pipe rows of bright green frosting for the "hair."

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Tip

For crisp lines, chill the green frosting before piping it onto the cupcakes.

Bride Cupcake

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Things You'll Need

  • Vanilla cupcakes in white liners

  • White fondant

  • White sprinkles

  • Fondant roller

  • Butter knife or pizza cutter

  • Thin paintbrush

  • Scissors

  • 4- or 5-inch strips of lace or tulle

  • Hot glue gun

  • Faux wedding rings

  • Parchment paper or silicone mat

  • Fondant (for sticking fondant onto cupcakes)

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Tip

You can find faux wedding rings in the wedding section of craft or party supply stores.

Step 1

To make the veil, fold a strip of lace in half, lengthwise. Cut the end at a diagonal.

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This will create a pointed end.

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Step 2

Apply hot glue to the edge of a faux wedding ring. Do this slowly, as the glue will be very hot.

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Step 3

Add the ring to the pointed end of the lace, pressing gently to secure. Set aside to dry.

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Step 4

On the parchment paper or silicone mat, roll out the white fondant into a thin layer.

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Step 5

Using the 2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out circles. Re-roll the excess fondant to be used again.

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Step 6

Spread a small amount of frosting onto the cupcake.

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Step 7

Add a circle of white fondant on top.

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Step 8

Using the paintbrush, apply water to the fondant. This will help the sprinkles stick.

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Step 9

Add the white sprinkles. You might need to gently press the sprinkles into the fondant.

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Step 10

Place the veil on top of the cupcake.

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Warning

If serving these cupcakes to children, be sure to remove the ring first.

Groom Cupcake

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Things You'll Need

  • Chocolate cupcakes in silver liners

  • Silver or gray fondant

  • White fondant

  • Red bow icing decorations

  • Silver sequin sprinkles

  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter

  • Fondant roller

  • Butter knife or pizza cutter

  • Thin paintbrush

  • Parchment paper or silicone mat

  • Frosting (for sticking fondant onto cupcakes

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Tip

If you can't find red bow icing decorations, you can make your own using red fondant and a bow mold.

Step 1

On the parchment paper or silicone mat, roll the silver fondant into a thin layer.

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Step 2

Using the 2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out circles. Set aside.

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Step 3

Roll the white fondant into a thin layer.

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Step 4

Cut out circles of white fondant.

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Step 5

Using the butter knife, cut each side of the circle at an angle. This will create a triangle.

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Step 6

Spread a small amount of frosting onto the cupcake.

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Step 7

Add a silver fondant circle on top.

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Step 8

Using the paintbrush, apply a small amount of water to the center.

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Step 9

Add the white triangle to the center, lining up the curved edges of the circles. Next, brush on some water onto the center of the triangle.

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Step 10

Add three silver sequin sprinkles for the "buttons" and a red bow icing decoration.

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