Aren’t they cute? I can’t really take any credit for the idea, there are dozens of different designs for these, even Martha Stewart and her minions have a version. So why do another one? Because ghosts need arms! Right? How are they supposed reach out and grab you if they have no arms!?
This a great beginners project for working with fondant, quite simple. They would be great for a cake walk, or as a Halloween cupcake dessert.
Mini cupcakes, completely naked (no wrapper)
Regular cupcakes, also nude
edible ink marker
Sandwich the two cupcakes together,
both upside down, with a good blob of frosting
Cover the two cupcakes with frosting,
it doesn’t need to look good at this point
because it will be covered with fondant in a second.
Assemble the arms
by squishing two marshmallows
onto the end of a pretzel stick.
Make two for each ghost.
Give your ghostie his arms
by inserting the ends of the pretzel
into the body of the ghost.
Grab a ball of fondant
a little bigger than the size of a golf ball.
Roll it into a nice round ball.
With your rolling pin,
roll the fondant into an oval shape
I don’t think it needs to be perfect, but do make it a little wide to accommodate the arms.
Cover him up!
Shape him a little making some folds
and pulling the fondant so he has more of a head.
Draw a face with your food coloring marker,
use royal icing to pipe a face,
find some black sprinkles and use those.