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. Get the recipe See the slideshow and recipes at Real Simple

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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. Get the recipe 
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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. Get the recipe
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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. Get the recipe
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