Cover all of your cupcakes with circles of fondant slightly larger than the cupcake top. Mine were around 3 inches in diameter.
Smooth the top and round the sides of the fondant circles.
Cupcake Style 1
Using a ball tool, make areas for the eye sockets, mouth and cheek bones. Then, with a small pointed tool, create the nostrils, being careful to not pierce through the fondant.
Using black petal dust and a good dry brush, shade the insides of the eye sockets and cheeks. Remember to start with only a little dust. Sometimes less is more.
Using a small amount of edible glue, attach 2 white balls of fondant to your eye sockets – making sure that the shaded area behind will still show through.
Roll out 2 balls of white fondant for the eyes and 2 very small balls of black for the pupils. Attach with a little glue and press the black circles flat.
Fill in the mouth with a bit of black fondant and use the ball tool to spread it to the edges of the mouth.
Using a droplet of vodka or other clear alcohol, mix in some of the black petal dust until it is a thin paint consistency. You can then paint in the nostrils.
Cupcake Style 2
Use a ball to rub in your 2 eye sockets and make 2 indents for the nostrils. Then using your dresden/veining tool, create the basic smile. Using your dresden tool again – make the ‘stitch’ marks over the top of your mouth
Attach 2 equal sized balls for the eyes securing with edible glue and add a small amount of black to each of the pupils. Paint in your stitches and your nostrils and then your happy spooky face is ready for eating! Have a great Halloween!
Thanks so much to Corinna from Lovin’ from the Oven for this fantastic guide!