Fun Black Cat Cupcakes

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In this post we’ll show you how to make some awesome black cat cupcakes. They are fun with just the right amount of spooky. The perfect Halloween cat cupcake.

Black Cat Cupcakes

It’s almost Halloween! Today we are breaking out one of our favorite Halloween Cupcake Ideas.

Black cat cupcakes! 

These cupcakes are so impressive and a lot of fun.

And the best part, the eerie moon and black cat cupcake topper are edible!

These look a little complicated, but when we break down all the steps, these cat cupcakes are actually really easy to make!

We’ll show you step by step how to make your own black cat cupcakes!

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Ingredients for Black Cat Cupcakes

The instructions for these cupcakes will yield 12 black cat cupcakes.

  • 12 Premade Cupcakes
  • 12 Oreo Cookies
  • 1 (12oz) pack of yellow candy melts wafers
  • Yellow sugar sprinkles
  • 2-3 Cups of green frosting

Additional Supplies needed:

  • Small open star tip (a grass tip would work too!)
  • Piping bag
  • Cat silicone candy mold

black cat cupcakes with a moon background

How to Make these Cute Halloween Cat Cupcakes

Start lining a baking sheet with wax paper. This will be where you prep your Halloween moon toppers.

Start by melting your yellow candy melts according to their instructions.

*We have some great candy melting tips at the bottom so be sure to read those before making your cupcakes!

Dip each of your cookies into the yellow melted candy so that one side and all the edges are completely covered.

Remove the cookie and gently tap off any excess back into the candy bowl. 

Place the cookie onto the waxed paper.

diy black cat cupcakes

Immediately cover your candy-coated oreo with the yellow sugar sprinkles, creating your moon toppers. how to make cat cupcakes

While your cookies are still wet, gently work a lollipop stick into the bottom of each moon cookie.

halloween moon cupcakes

These sticks will allow you to set the moon as the background of your cat cupcakes, without them falling over.

Allow your cookies to completely set before assembling your cupcake toppers. 

Next, melt your black candy coating as per the instructions. 

Stir well and pour into you cat candy mold. Allow your cat candies to harden completely before removing from the cat mold. 

You can pop them in the fridge if you are in a hurry. 

black cat cupcake tutorial

Next, pipe the green frosting over each of your cupcakes using a circular motion.

Work your way from the center of the cupcake toward the outsides. 

See how the icing looks like grass. It’s the perfect setting for you cat toppers!

black cat cupcakkes

Once all of your cookies and cat candies are completely dry, you can start placing a moon into the center back of each cupcake.

cat cupcakes

Now you can firmly set a black cat topper into the center of your cupcake, in front of your moon cookies.

Black cat moon cupcakes

Black cat cupcakes tutorial

Aren’t they cute! 

halloween cat cupcakes

We love these cat cupcakes! They’re perfect for Halloween. 

Tips for Making the Black Cat Cupcakes

We used chocolate cupcakes, but you can use any kind of cupcake you like.

I thin purple cupcakes would be awesome too! Don’t be afraid to mix up the colors and make your own version of these black cat cupcakes. 

An orange or silver moon would look great! 

Tips for Using Your Candy Melts

*If the melted candy is too thick, don’t cook longer. Instead, add a teaspoon of coconut or vegetable oil and stir well. You can keep adding up to 1 tablespoon of the oil per bag of candy wafers to thin out your candy if needed.

If you notice lots of tiny bubbles in your candy when dipping your cookies, you can use a toothpick to pop them and create a smooth surface. 

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