Eye Love Halloween!

Look! See!

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier from "Hey There, Cupcake!" by Clare Crespo

'Tis the season! The most glorious of them all in my spooky opinion!!! Picky your pumpkin! Start working on your costume! And start screaming!!!! Halloween is coming!!! Hurray!!!!


1 batch your favorite cupcakes

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

20 gummy Lifesavers (or however many cupcakes your recipe makes)

20 small black jellybeans (or however many cupcakes your recipe makes)

red gel decorating icing


1.    With a mixer, cream butter with sugar, salt, milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy. 2. Frost cupcakes. 3. Place a gummy Lifesaver in the center of each cupcake. 4. Place a jellybean in the center of each Lifesaver. 5. Squiggle red decorating gel around the center of your cupcake to look like bloodshot veins!


Makes about 20 eyeballs (depending on your cupcake recipe).