I have no idea why I keep entering contests that I don’t have time to enter, but I just can’t resist. I had to enter the cupcake skewer contest over at Pizzazzerie. The contest, judged by Courtney Dial and the Pizzazzerie team as well as guest judge, bakerella (yes, bakerella), posed the simple challenge of making some creative cupcake skewers. We’ll find out in a few days who is the lucky winner. So I made these Halloween cupcake pops.
As it’s nearing October and I’m already surrounded by Halloweeness and a 3-year old who keeps asking if it’d time for Halloweeen yet, I chose my theme easily.
how to make cupcake skewers
I won’t take the slightest bit of credit for these. Click the cupcake for the cupcake skewer how-tos at Pizzazzerie.
what I did to mine
ONE Paint stripes on the lollipop sticks with orange and black acrylic craft paint. TWO Add orange polka dot mini cupcake liners that I found at the craft store (after I baked them, so they weren’t greasy). THREE Tint the frosting lime green (Americolor soft gel paste, Electric Green) and pipe it with a frosting bag fitted with a star tip. FOUR Tint and roll out black fondant. I cut out tiny little shapes using the tiny little cutters from a Halloween linzer set I bought (more on that in another post). FIVE The orange polka dot ribbon (also from Michaels) holds the cupcake on the stick.