Brain Cupcakes – release your inner zombie with these creepy Halloween cupcakes piped with buttercream frosting to look like brains.
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BRAAINS. BRAAAINS! BRAAAINS!!
I also love cupcakes, so naturally, Brain Cupcakes are going to be on the menu. It's a written rule.
I first made these creepy Halloween cupcakes several years back at my family’s annual Halloween party. The delicious cake flavor was vanilla cupcakes with strawberry filling and then they were decorated to look like brains.
At the time I didn't take photos, or really think about sharing them because I was too busy getting ready for the Halloween party - so I circled back to this fun Halloween recipe, added step-by-step instructions, and here we are.
Step-by-Step Brain Cupcake Instructions
To decorate your Brain Cupcakes I’ve provided step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 | Base Frosting Layer
Using a knife or a spatula frost your cupcakes with brain-colored buttercream frosting; this is your base layer. You don’t need to lay it on thick. These cupcakes already have loads of frosting on them.
The point of this step is to make sure no “gray matter” (i.e. cupcake) is poking out around your brain. Also, covering your cupcake with frosting helps lock in the moisture. Everyone loves a moist cupcake!
Step 2 | Starting the Brains
Using a piping bag fitted with a no. 12 round decorating tip, pipe a line straight down the center of your cupcake, followed by squiggles on each side of the piped line. To create squiggles pipe back and forth in a continuous “s” shape.
Step 3 | Finishing Brain Cupcakes
The final step for your cupcakes is to create another set of squiggles, continuous “s” shapes, on top of your first layer of squiggles/center line, and there you have it.
These fun and creepy decorated cupcakes are super-duper easy and uber creepy, which makes them positively perfect for Halloween!
- Using a knife or spatula frost your cupcakes with a thin base layer of frosting; being sure to cover all visible cupcake.
- Pipe another set of squiggles, continuous “s” shapes, on top of your first layer of squiggles.