Happy Halloween!
Trick or treat?
Time to get your ghoul on!

Halloween Cupcakes

Whether you're an accomplished cook or a culinary novice, these scary Halloween Cupcakes from taste.com.au are easy to make and sure to be a hit! 

Makes 12
Ingredients
340g packet golden buttercake mix
2 eggs
60g butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
180g packet Smarties lollies
1 cup dark chocolate melts
Butter cream icing
250g unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
Yellow food colouring
Green food colouring

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup capacity muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Make cupcakes following packet directions. Spoon mixture into cases until three-quarters full. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of 1 cupcake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Make icing Using an electric mixer, beat butter until pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture, beating constantly until combined. Tint lime green by mixing food colourings.
  4. Spread cupcakes with icing. Press 3 Smarties into tops for spider bodies. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) for 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Spoon chocolate into a snap-lock bag. Make a small snip in 1 corner. Pipe chocolate around Smarties to form spider legs and eyes. Set aside for 10 minutes or until set. Serve.

Whether you're throwing a party or expecting trick-or-treaters, it's always fun to get into the spirit of Halloween. Nic Nax have a wide range of costumes, accessories and decorations in store - from wild and wacky to spooky and creepy.