Scarecrow Cupcakes Recipe

Add a little whimsy to any dinner or holiday party!


Butter cake ingredients:

Frosting Ingredients:

Royal Icing Ingredients:


Cupcake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put paper liners into the cupcake pan.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to blend.
  3. Using an electric mixer beat butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beat after each addition.  Next stir in the vanilla.
  5. Gradually add half of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
  6. Stir all ingredients just until just blended
  7. Using a medium ice cream scoop. scoop the batter into lined cupcake pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Directions:

  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  3. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down.
  4. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is not ready. Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.... mix well.
  5. Always test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  6. If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip. (13 inch)
  7. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  8. Frost from the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake.

Icing Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  2. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  3. Spoon the icing into a bowl.
  4. Add several drops of black gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.
  5. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.

Extra Directions:

Courses dessert

Cuisine cupcakes

Recipe by My Crafty Life at