I was looking online a few weeks ago for Halloween sweet treat ideas and as soon as I saw these I knew I had to try them. There were other versions made with a pile of piped icing which I thought looked too difficult (but I may have to try at some point) so I plumped for the rolled icing version and of course had to film the process (at the end of the post) to show you that if I can do it.. anyone can!
The above step by step is fairly self explanatory but the crux of the whole operation is a lollipop! You basically make a regular cupcake, stick a lollipop in and drape the icing over the top to create the ghost. I decided to ice my cakes with chocolate frosting but that was potentially messy so next time I will use a white icing or leave them plain – simpler still! For the eyes I used chocolate chips but you could use a food colouring pen or even black icing.. whatever you prefer.
Draping the icing was a little tricky at first but it gets easier with practice and overall this is very effective but really not that difficult.