The Great Pumpkin Cakes

The Great Pumpkin Cakes are the ultimate confectionery tribute to Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin. The little round cakes are surprisingly easy to make—just put two cupcakes together, frost and decorate with vines and leaves.
—Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Mini Spider Bites

These Mini Spider Bites cupcakes are almost too sweet to eat! Let the kids help you assemble the charmers and you can teach a science lesson, too—what a great way to teach that all spiders have eight legs!
—Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Here's a deliciously different use for pumpkin. Bursting with flavor and plenty of eye-catching appeal, these sweet and spicy Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes are bound to dazzle your family any time of the year.
—Ali Johnson, Petersburg, Pennsylvania

Frankenstein Cupcakes

For your Halloween party, these Frankenstein Cupcakes are sure to impress all of your guests. They will disappear as soon as you set them out!
—Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Green-Eyed Monster

Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute Green-Eyed Monster with a little frosting, candy and imagination.
—Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Sugar Ghost Cupcakes

I had 10 neighborhood kids stop by to help me make these Sugar Ghost Cupcakes for a bake sale, though I have no doubt that most of the treats never made it that far!
—Mysie Sabin, Franklin, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting is a wonderful recipe I discovered and changed a bit to suit my taste. I love the flavor of pumpkin and the cinnamon makes ordinary cream cheese frosting extra special.
—Debbie Wiggins, Longmont, Colorado

Bat Cupcakes

Even my adult children love these Bat Cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety.
—Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Eyes on You

Look out! This crazy Eyes on You cupcake only has eyes for you. Don't worry though, he's delicious!
—Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Autumn Leaves Cupcakes

For these Autumn Leaves Cupcakes, miniature leaf-shaped cookie cutters make it easy to create this autumn leaves scene atop any one of your favorite cupcake recipes.
—Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Mummy Cupcakes

These Halloween Mummy Cupcakes are not scary at all! Their bright blue eyes and cute little smiles will enchant your party guests.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spider Cupcakes

The cupcake batter and frosting in these Spider Cupcakes contain orange flavors to give them a refreshing, from-scratch taste.
—Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

Tombstone Cupcakes

A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little Tombstone Cupcakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes

Carve out a little time to decorate these Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes. They're a fun treat to make and share!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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