Hi there! Let’s learn how to make these super cute Fun Zombie Cupcakes today! My kids absolutely loved these, and they’re actually really easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need!
You might also like our cute Zombie fun quiz printable, too!
Fun Zombie Cupcakes
- Cake mix
- Vegetable oil, eggs, and water (as called for on cake mix instructions)
- Pink, blue, and brown food coloring
- Parchment paper & stapler (or disposable decorating bags)
- Cupcake liners
- Cupcake pan
- Stand mixer
- 2 lb bag of confectioners sugar (use Domino brand. Off brands aren’t sifted well and will make lumpy frosting.)
- 2 sticks of salted butter
- 1 stick of Crisco shortening
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons milk
Start by mixing up your cake mix according to the package instructions. Fill your cupcake liners 2/3rds of the way up with your batter.
And then bake according to the package directions for cupcakes! While they’re baking, go ahead and make some decorating bags out of parchment paper, or grab your disposable decorating bags. When your cupcakes are done baking, let them cool completely before decorating!
Now let’s make our frosting! This is the best and easiest way to make your own buttercream frosting that I’ve found. Toss two sticks of butter and one stick of crisco into the bowl of your stand mixer. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Using the paddle attachment, mix on medium until it’s blended. Cut open the corner of the powdered sugar bag. Set your mixer on medium low and start adding small amounts of sugar at a time, allowing it to mix in completely before adding the next. Go slowly, and you’ll end up with a very smooth frosting. One you’ve added the whole bag of sugar, the frosting will be very, very thick.
Slowly add in 4 tablespoons of milk, one at a time, continuing to mix. Once it’s all incorporated, turn the mixer on high for about 15 seconds to whip up the frosting and make it nice and fluffy! Now divide it into 4 different bowls. Two with a lot of frosting and two with a smaller amount. Go ahead and color the two large bowls blue and pink. Leave one of the small bowls white, and color the other small bowl brown.
Now all the prep work is done and it’s time for the fun part! Let’s make some zombie cupcakes! Take some of your blue frosting on the back of a spoon or a butter knife and spread it all over the top of one of your cupcakes. It doesn’t have to be smooth, since zombie faces are usually pretty rough.
Fill up your parchment bag or disposable decorating bag with the white frosting, and cut the tip off the bag. Go ahead and pipe one large and one small eye onto your zombie face.
Next fill another bag with brown frosting and cut only a tiny bit off the tip so you have a very small hole. Pipe a large iris on the big white eye, and a small one on the small white eye. Now go ahead and draw a mouth. You can do any kind you like, but I just did a simple line with some cross lines on it. See how cute this little zombie face cupcake looks?
Now let’s make a brain! Because zombies and brains go together like peanut butter and jelly. Fill another bag with the pink frosting and cut a medium amount off the tip. Place the tip of the bag on your cupcake, and only doing one side of the cupcake at a time, squeeze the bag and wave it back and forth over the one side of the cupcake. Make sure each layer of frosting slightly overlaps the one before it. Now go ahead and do the same thing on the other side of the cupcake. It make take a couple tries to get the motion right, but once you get it you can frost these really quickly. See how cute the zombie face and brain look together?
Now just decorate all of your cupcakes…
And you’re all done! I hope you all have so much fun making these Fun Zombie Cupcakes!!