Mad Like Alyce

Another great option for zombie themed, or even just Halloween themed parties is graveyard cupcakes. As it turns out, Peeps has thrown its hat into the Halloween candy ring with Peep Gravestones, and paired with these super cute bone and brain sprinkles and oreos, they make a super cute, and delicious, cupcake!

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Graveyard Cupcakes

You will need:

  • Devils food cake mix (plus all required ingredients, usually eggs, oil, and water.)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Oreos
  • Skeleton and/or brain sprinkles
  • Peeps gravestone marshmallows
  • Toothpicks

Note: this decoration includes using toothpicks within the food. Be advised that this is a choking hazard for small children, please be the best judge of what is appropriate for children these may be served to. No one wants a real scare on Halloween. Thanks!

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Instructions:

1. Start by mixing and baking your cupcakes according to package instructions. Allow to cool fully.

2. Prepare your “grave dirt” by pulling apart Oreos and scraping out the frosting (what you do with the frosting is your call… no judgement here!). You don’t need a full package, I would start with one sleeve and continue crushing more as needed. Place the cookie part of the Oreos into a Ziploc bag and crush into crumbs and small chunks. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

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3. Frost cupcakes with a thin layer of chocolate frosting, just enough to be really sticky. Then, turn upside down and dip the frosting into the bowl of Oreo crumbs.

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4. Top with the skeleton sprinkles, gently pressing them into the “grave dirt” and frosting.

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5. *Kid Warning* To top with the gravestone Peeps, take a toothpick and insert halfway into the bottom of the marshmallow. Then, place on top of your cupcake inserting the toothpick to keep it upright. Make sure to remove if serving to really small children.

Enjoy!

Also, just noting that I was surprised how quickly the Oreo crumbs and sprinkles started to get mushy. I decorated these about 24 hours prior to photographing, and while they tasted great, they didn’t look as fresh. I would recommend decorating these the day of your party to avoid this issue.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
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  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
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We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
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Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
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I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
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That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
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  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
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