My main decorating ingredients were mini M&M's and tubed black gel icing. I think I used those two items on almost every cupcake. I used a tub of cream cheese flavored icing, but I added food coloring to make green and orange icing for some of the cupcakes.
Mummies- I made mummies by piping "wraps" with my white tubed icing. In the middle of the wrapping I added yellow M&M's and piped black gel in the center of the M&M's for eyes.
Jack-o-Lanterns- I made Jack-O-Lanterns with M&M eyes and a leaf. Then I piped a jack-o-lantern face with the black gel icing.
Frankenstein- To make the Frankenstein cupcakes I made squiggly hair and a mouth with the black gel.
Spiders- The Spider cupcakes were made with an oreo, M&M's, and black gel icing for the legs.
Monster- A favorite cupcake was the monster with many eyes. I used red or green M&M eyes with black gel in the middle.
Witch- I also made a Witch's hat cupcake to match my daughter's costume. It had an Oreo cookie with a Hershey kiss on top and black icing around the Hershey kiss.
Ghosts- To make simple ghosts I left the cupcakes white and added eyes.
You can be so creative when making Halloween cupcakes, and I can't wait to create more!