Treat or Treat! Halloween Cupcakes

— by Caroline on Crack

Photo by Andrea Lanardin

If your sweet tooth craves something more than candy corn and miniature Kit Kats, several SoCal cupcakeries are doing up their sweets spooky style. Great for the office as an alternative to the candy bowl or for that special Halloween costume party.

Sprinkles Cupcakes has a cute Boo box selection of the usual faves — vanilla milk chocolate, red velvet, and black and white — along with a special Halloween caramel apple cupcake (spiced apple cake with Granny Smith apples and topped with caramel cream cheese frosting) all decorated with ghosts and Sprinkles Boo designs. Caramel apple cupcakes are available from October 24-31 and the Boo box is October 29-31. $3.25 a cupcake/$36 a dozen.

SusieCakes has festively decorated cupcakes, pretty Mommy-made basic but cute. $3 a cupcake/$36 a dozen.

  • Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting and vanilla cupcakes with orange-colored vanilla buttercream decorated with white ghosts, orange pumpkins and black bats.

  • Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and topped with black and orange jimmies.

  • Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting topped with orange jimmies.

Yummy Cupcakes has a selection of tasty flavors to choose from — Black Forest, Blood Orange, Devil Dog, Pumpkin Seed, Caramel Apple, Chocolate Chili and Black Out! And there’s also a special Halloween pack of one-dozen treats for you and 11 of your fave guys and ghouls. $3 a cupcake/$35 for a pack.

  • 3 Blood Red Velvet topped with cream cheese frosting, red edible glitter and sugar eyeballs

  • 3 Vanilla Bean frosted with vanilla buttercream topped with mini treats (Snickers, M&Ms), drizzled with pure chocolate

  • 3 chocolate frosted with chocolate buttercream, sprinkled with pure chocolate pailettes, topped with hand poured chocolate lettering: “Trick” – “Or” – “Treat” one word on each cupcake

  • 3 chocolate frosted with vanilla buttercream, side rolled in black & orange sprinkles with a sugar orange Halloween pumpkin