Halloween: DIY Bat Cupcakes & Bat Cookies. Celebrate Halloween with some super easy bat cupcakes and bat cookies. This tutorial is so easy, you’ll wish you made them yesterday! Check out this adorable Candy Corn Party! Looking for Vampire Party Ideas? Be sure to also check out these recycled Halloween ideas, candy corn Halloween party, DIY Halloween costumes and grab some FREE cute Halloween printables!
Halloween is so much fun. I love all the decorations and the fun treats. One of my favorite things about Halloween is making fun Halloween cookies and cakes and desserts to share! I start my Halloween treat-making in September so all month long, my kiddos have fun Halloween treats in their lunchboxes. They love opening up their bento box and finding fun little monsters and ghosts and creepy spiders looking up at them!
One of their favorite things to get is bats. My 7-year-old is a bat encyclopedia. She will blabber on to anyone who will listen about bat’s nocturnal sleeping patterns and diet and blah, blah… It’s kinda of adorable! Since Halloween is upon us and my little one loves bats…we made some fun and super easy bat cupcakes and diy bat cookies to share! Hope you love them as much as we do!!
Want to make a super easy bat cupcake? These are fun and totally edible. The bat cupcake tutorial is below!!!
Chocolate Cupcake Mix/Recipe
Bake some cupcakes. You can use your favorite recipe, buy a box of cupcakes from the store or even buy the cupcakes themselves. Bakery cupcakes are super reasonable and save a ton of time. If you are baking the cupcakes yourself, let them cool before applying the frosting (and chill your frosting!!) I recommend this frosting tool for perfect looking cupcakes. For these cute little bats, I made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, but using any color or even white frosting will also make your chocolate bats POP!
Using the bat cookie cutter, trace the inside of the cookie cutter onto white paper. I recommend tracing it 3-6 times on the paper spread out at least 3/4 of an inch apart. Place the white paper with the tracings under parchment paper so you can see the bat thru the paper. Melt black candy melts (carefully so you don’t overheat the chocolate.) Fill the squeeze bottles with the melted black candy. Gently squeeze the melted candy as you outline the bats. Once you have traced all available bats, simply move the paper to another section of parchment paper to continue tracing until you have the desired number of bats traced.
Allowed the outline to cool slightly so it has a hard border. Using the squeeze bottle, fill in the bat shape with black candy until it is solid. Press two candy eyes into the melted candy. Set the parchment paper with the bats attached in the fridge until the chocolate is firm. Gently peal the bats from the parchment paper and place on a plate back into the fridge to continue to harden.
When you are ready to serve, place the chocolate bats in the frosting and your bat cupcakes are ready to be eaten!!!
Here are some helpful links for making Bat Cupcakes:
If you love these bat cupcakes…please feel free to pin to your Pinterest!
If you are throwing a Halloween party, you should definitely have some bat cookies to go with your bat cupcakes. These bat cookies are so simple, yet so cute!!! The bat cookies tutorial is below:
Sugar Cookie Mix/Recipe
Prepare sugar cookie dough. Use your favorite recipe or a store bought mix. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick. Add a little flour to your rolling pin and mat as needed to keep the dough from sticking. Once the dough is rolled, use your bat cookie cutter to cut the cookies. Carefully place the bat cookies onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake per recipe instructions, careful to not overbake, so cookies are not too brown. Once cookies are finished baking, allow them to cool on parchment paper.
Roll black fondant out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. You can also use a little flour or cornstarch to make sure the fondant does not stick to the pin. Using the same bat cookie cutter, cut bats from black fondant. Allow to sit out for 10-15 mins to slightly harden.
Once the fondant is a little firm, using small drops of water like glue, attach candy eyes to the top of the fondant. If fondant bottom is still soft, press gently onto the cookie. If fondant does not stick, use a few drops of water as glue on the bottom of the fondant to get it to adhere to the cookies. Easy peasy!!!
Here are some helpful links for making Bat Cookies:
If you love these bat cookies…please feel free to pin to your Pinterest!
Check out this adorable Candy Corn Party! Looking for Vampire Party Ideas? Be sure to also check out these recycled Halloween ideas, candy corn Halloween party, DIY Halloween costumes and grab some FREE cute Halloween printables!
Here are some helpful links for throwing a bat Halloween party: