Jack-o’-Lantern Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour


1 dozen

Updated: Dec. 17, 2022
Carve out a little time to decorate these Halloween pumpkins with Jack-'o-lantern faces. They're a fun treat to make and share!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Jack-o'-Lantern Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 12 cupcakes of your choice
  • Assorted toppings: Pretzel rods, green licorice, candy corn, miniature Oreos, M&M's and Reese's peanut butter cups


  1. Tint frosting orange. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; insert #12 round pastry tip. Fill bag with frosting. Pipe frosting on cupcakes to resemble pumpkins. Decorate faces as desired with assorted toppings.