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Easy Halloween cupcakes

Sweet and spooky decorating ideas for Halloween cupcakes from Real Simple.

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Fraidycat Cupcake

Conjure up this clever Halloween kitty with chocolate sprinkles, York Peppermint Patties, M&Ms, and shoestring licorice.

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Glittery Pumpkin Cupcake

You don't need be a pro to create this easy look—simply dip the cupcake into a bowl of colored sanding sugar and top with a piece of green licorice twist.

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Toothy Skull Cupcake

Use chocolate nonpareils, white jelly beans, and black shoestring licorice to form this spooky-cute creature in just 5 minutes.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Amp up boxed cake mix with pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree for an easy shortcut treat. Garnish with candy corn for a subtle nod to the holiday.

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Easy Halloween cupcakes

Sweet and spooky decorating ideas for Halloween cupcakes from Real Simple.

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