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How To Make “Beetlejuice” Themed Cupcakes

As an old Halloween movie, Beetlejuice is a very good source of inspiration for costumes, parties, and oh yeah… food. This is true when it comes to cupcakes, which are perfect for serving a crowd. Inspired by the Beetlejuice movie poster, these cupcakes are perfect for Halloween. They’re interesting to make and totally Instagram-worthy, too. Ready to make them yourself? It’s showtime!

DIY Beetlejuice themed cupcakes

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Beetlejuice Cupcake

Add  bright green frosting

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Things You’ll Need

  • Chocolate cupcakes in black and white striped liners
  • White fondant
  • Black fondant
  • Bright green icing
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Fondant roller
  • Butter knife or pizza cutter
  • Piping bag with a thin decorating tip
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Frosting (for sticking fondant onto cupcakes)



Supplies for Beetlejuice cupcakes

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Step 1

On parchment paper or a silicone mat, roll out the white fondant into a thin layer. Set aside.

Roll white fondant

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Step 2

Roll out the black fondant in a thin, even layer.

Roll black fondant

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Step 3

With the butter knife or pizza cutter, slice the black fondant into half-inch strips.



Slice black fondant into strips

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Step 4

Place the strips on top of the white fondant, spacing them out evenly.

Place strips of black fondant on top of white fondant

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Step 5

Press the 2-inch circle cookie cutter into the fondant. Cut out as many circles as you can.

Cut out black and white striped circles

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Tip

Re-roll the excess fondant to make gray fondant, which you can use for the groom cupcakes.

Step 6

Spread a bit of frosting onto the cupcake. This will help “glue” the fondant onto the cupcake. (However, depending on the moisture of your cupcakes, you might not need it.)



Spread frosting onto cupcake

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Step 7

Place a striped circle onto each cupcake, then pipe rows of bright green frosting for the “hair.”

Add  bright green frosting

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Tip

For crisp lines, chill the green frosting before piping it onto the cupcakes.

Bride Cupcake

Add veil on top of the cupcake

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Things You’ll Need

  • Vanilla cupcakes in white liners 
  • White fondant
  • White sprinkles 
  • Fondant roller
  • Butter knife or pizza cutter
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • 4- or 5-inch strips of lace or tulle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Faux wedding rings
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Fondant (for sticking fondant onto cupcakes)



Supplies for bride cupcakes

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Tip

You can find faux wedding rings in the wedding section of craft or party supply stores.

Step 1

To make the veil, fold a strip of lace in half, lengthwise. Cut the end at a diagonal.

Fold and cut lace

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This will create a pointed end.

Cut end of lace or tulle

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Step 2

Apply hot glue to the edge of a faux wedding ring. Do this slowly, as the glue will be very hot.

Add glue to a faux wedding ring

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Step 3

Add the ring to the pointed end of the lace, pressing gently to secure. Set aside to dry.

Glue the ring to the lace

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Step 4

On the parchment paper or silicone mat, roll out the white fondant into a thin layer.

Roll white fondant

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Step 5

Using the 2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out circles. Re-roll the excess fondant to be used again.

Cut out white fondant circles

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Step 6

Spread a small amount of frosting onto the cupcake.

Spread frosting onto cupcake

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Step 7

Add a circle of white fondant on top.

Add white fondant to cupcake

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Step 8

Using the paintbrush, apply water to the fondant. This will help the sprinkles stick.

Apply water to the fondant

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Step 9

Add the white sprinkles. You might need to gently press the sprinkles into the fondant.

Add white sprinkles

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Step 10

Place the veil on top of the cupcake.

Add veil on top of the cupcake

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Warning

If serving these cupcakes to children, be sure to remove the ring first.

Groom Cupcake

Add button sprinkles and red bow

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Things You’ll Need

  • Chocolate cupcakes in silver liners
  • Silver or gray fondant
  • White fondant
  • Red bow icing decorations
  • Silver sequin sprinkles
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Fondant roller
  • Butter knife or pizza cutter
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Frosting (for sticking fondant onto cupcakes
Supplies for groom cupcakes

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Tip

If you can’t find red bow icing decorations, you can make your own using red fondant and a bow mold.

Step 1

On the parchment paper or silicone mat, roll the silver fondant into a thin layer.

Roll the silver or gray fondant

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Step 2

Using the 2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out circles. Set aside.

Cut out circles

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Step 3

Roll the white fondant into a thin layer.

Roll white fondant

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Step 4

Cut out circles of white fondant.

Cut the white fondant into circles

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Step 5

Using the butter knife, cut each side of the circle at an angle. This will create a triangle.

Cut white fondant into triangles

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Step 6

Spread a small amount of frosting onto the cupcake.

Spread frosting onto the cupcake

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Step 7

Add a silver fondant circle on top.

Add silver fondant to the cupcake

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Step 8

Using the paintbrush, apply a small amount of water to the center.

Brush water onto the silver fondant

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Step 9

Add the white triangle to the center, lining up the curved edges of the circles. Next, brush on some water onto the center of the triangle.

Brush water onto the triangle

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Step 10

Add three silver sequin sprinkles for the “buttons” and a red bow icing decoration.

Add button sprinkles and red bow

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Y’all can give it a try and drop yours in the comment section