I recently followed an interesting online conversation between mothers. One mother was concerned that her seven-year-old wanted a “scary” Halloween costume. She thought he was too young for that. Other moms chimed in with their thoughts as well. Some thought that the mother should stand her ground and refuse to buy a scary costume. One mom pointed out that you can’t teach kindness and scare people at the same time. But others said that Halloween was about being scared, so it’s a great time to teach kids to start handling uncomfortable feelings, like being scared.

I tend to take a bit of a light approach to Halloween, so for everything scary I like to include something fun! That is why I’m sharing this great ghost cupcake recipe to celebrate Ghosts this Halloween.

Not-So-Scary Halloween Ghost Cupcake Recipe

Not-So-Scary Halloween Ghost Cupcake Recipe


  • one box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


  1. Make cupcakes according to box instructions. Let cool.
  2. Place frosting into a plastic baggie, cut a large corner and squeeze onto the middle of cupcake and slowly rotate, letting the frosting spread out, then create the top of the ghost "body".
  3. Use chocolate chips to create eyes and mouth!
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Aren’t they the cutest? Also, chocolate. 🙂

Not-So-Scary Halloween Ghost Cupcake Recipe