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Ghost Pull Apart Cupcake Cake

Ghost Pull Apart Cupcake Cake

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This ghost pull apart cupcake cake is the perfect sweet treat for a Halloween party or spooky gathering! How to make Halloween pull apart cupcakes in a ghost shape using boxed cake mix, frosting, and decorating gel.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ghost pull apart cupcake cake, halloween cupcake cake, halloween ghost cupcakes, halloween pull apart cupcakes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Alyssia Sheikh


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 24 cupcakes of choice (I prepared 1 box vanilla cake mix)
  • 2 tubs white frosting
  • 1 tube black decorating gel (0.75 oz)

Decorating Equipment


  • Bake cupcakes in cupcake liners, according to package directions. (Or bake homemade cupcakes of choice.) Allow to cool completely.
  • On a large tray, arrange cupcakes in a ghost shape, so they’re tightly packed together.
  • Add plain white frosting to a decorating bag (no metal tip needed). Cut off the pointed end of the bag so you can squeeze out the frosting. (Or, simply spread frosting straight from the tub using an offset spatula.)
  • Squeeze frosting liberally onto the entire surface of the cupcake ghost, starting from the outside and working inward. (Use more frosting than you think you’ll need! The more you use, the easier it will be to spread and cover the surface without nicking the tops of the cupcakes.)
  • Use an offset spatula to spread frosting evenly across the cupcakes, covering any gaps to create ghost shape. (Don’t worry about making it perfectly smooth—intentionally use your spatula to create some texture.)
  • Once cupcakes are fully frosted, use black decorating gel to draw on the ghost’s eyes and mouth.
  • Serve, pull apart, and enjoy!