Monday, October 15, 2012

Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes

Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes

These are cute little guys. Bite-size!

Bat wings

When I made homemade kitty cat oreos the other day, I thought the set of cutters I used might come in handy again.

And they did. This moon shape mini cutter doubled perfectly as a bat wing.

Chocolate Cookie Bat Wings

And just the right size for mini cupcakes. So I made another batch of those chocolate cookies this weekend to use as decoration.

Chocolate Cookie W ings

It’s ok if you don’t have a mini moon cutter. You can just wing it.

  • Try using a small round cutter and then another smaller round cutter of some kind to remove semi-circles from the wing.
  • I used the moon cutter for most of them and on some of them, I used a decorating tip to cut away curved shapes right when the cookies came out of the oven. I thought the cookies had spread a little too much and thought I’d like sharper, more defined wings. But I didn’t. In the end, I liked the rounded ones best. Makes them cuter I think.
  • Now if you don’t have any cutters like that, you can also, take some packaged Oreos and use a serrated knife to gently saw and cut them in half. They’ll be half circles, but will definitely work in a pinch.


Once you have your wings made, bake some miniature cupcakes.

Miniature chocolate cupcakes

The more the merrier.

Bat Cupcakes

Now it’s time to decorate.

Whip up some buttercream frosting tinted purple or black if you like and start attaching the wings.

bat steps

  • Spread a flat layer of frosting on top of the cupcake. (Note: cupcakes that aren’t mounded much will work better and help the wings to lay flat.)
  • With the wings in place, spread a little more frosting on top to cover up the ends of each wing in the middle. This will help secure them. It’s okay if the frosting doesn’t look so pretty.
  • Next, sprinkle some sanding sugar right on top and the gently shape the surface if necessary to make it nice and round. The sugar crystals will act as a barrier so you don’t get frosting on your fingers. Sprinkle over a large bowl so you can save and reuse the extra.
  • A toothpick will help you shape the frosting where the wings are inserted and will also aid in gently scraping off any excess sugar crystals.

Now, use a few fun candies to finish the faces.

candy decorations

  • Miniature white heart sprinkles inserted for fangs
  • Black candy coated sunflower seeds for ears.
  • Black jimmies for eyebrows
  • And candy eyes for eyes : ) Apply a thin layer of frosting to help the eyes attach to the sugar coated cupcake tops. You could also use white M&M’s or even pipe on white frosting. Oh and I’m pretty sure I found this jar of candy eyes at Hobby Lobby if you’re looking.
  • P.S. – Reminder – now is a great time stock up on unique black sprinkles. They might just come in handy sometime during the year.

Miniature bat cupakes

And that’s it for these adorable itty-bitty bats.

You can use this recipe for the mini cupcakes and frosting and this one for the cookie wings.

Enjoy each and every bite!

Janine ( said...

Too cute! I love the fangs! P.S. Thanks for providing me with an excuse to add to my sprinkles collection!

October 15, 2012 11:28 PM
Linda said...

These are adorable. and doable. thanks you for the fun ideas.

October 15, 2012 11:45 PM
Audrey said...

SO stinkin’ cute!

October 15, 2012 11:48 PM
Vero de la cruz said...

Muy bonito
Monterrey mexico
P.D ya estoy esperando con ansias mi libro de bakerella cakepops holiday :)

October 15, 2012 11:49 PM
Vero de la cruz said...

Love it

October 15, 2012 11:50 PM
Stephanie (bake with ginger) said...

So cute!!!

October 15, 2012 11:52 PM
Marie said...

Those are adorable.

October 15, 2012 11:54 PM
Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

Too cute for words. Charlie wants a bite of the wing!

October 15, 2012 11:57 PM
Hayley said...

Once again, totally perfect!

October 15, 2012 11:57 PM
Cris W. said...

Aww, so cute with the purple frosting…need to look tor some black cant coated sunflower seeds. Thank you for this great Halloween treat!

October 16, 2012 12:04 AM
Magdalena said...

LOVE these!!!! So cute!!!

October 16, 2012 12:07 AM
Cris W. said...

Sorry, I meant black ‘candy’ coated sunflower seeds.

October 16, 2012 12:08 AM
catarina said...

Love the purple frosting and the bat wings. Can’t wait to meet you in Jersey!!

Catarina aka docerela

October 16, 2012 12:23 AM
Yolanda Roman said...

Love them!!!

October 16, 2012 12:27 AM
Marina(the lil baker) said...

Love the idea of mini cupcakes! I love mini stuff and I also love halloween! So scary and just one week away from my bday! ;)

October 16, 2012 01:04 AM
Kara@butterheartssugar said...

These are so so adorable. I love that they are mini cupcakes and the little faces and fangs.. Cute!!

October 16, 2012 01:34 AM
Cindy C said...

These are so adorable… and I have such a soft spot for anything cute AND cake :)

October 16, 2012 02:15 AM
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October 16, 2012 02:56 AM
The Ninja Baker said...

Very much appreciate that your Halloween bats won’t scare the heebie jeebies out of the kids. Thank you for sharing your creative cake-making, Bakerella =)

October 16, 2012 03:32 AM
Tanya said...

I just love sooooo cute!!! Will you have more book signing dates? I am coming to the states and hopefully will make It to one. ( dragging my husband ) lol

October 16, 2012 03:42 AM
Rebecca @ Sink Or Swim said...

Oh my! The fact that they are mini just makes them that much cuter!

October 16, 2012 03:47 AM
Tanya mcNae said...

I just love super cute!! love the little cookie wings.
Are you having any more book signings? I am coming to the states and it would be on the top of my list!!

October 16, 2012 03:47 AM
Stacey said...

Love how you see the first picture and think theres noooo way I could do it and then after reading the “step by step” you think I can totally do this : ) They are so cute. Thank you!

October 16, 2012 03:48 AM
morgana said...



October 16, 2012 04:17 AM
margaret said...

These are too cute.

October 16, 2012 04:43 AM
Maria @ Redecorate Blog said...

So cute! These just look adorable — and I love the purple color!

October 16, 2012 04:54 AM
Kymberly said...

These are seriously adorable!

October 16, 2012 04:59 AM
grace said...

just wing it. ha–thanks for the chuckle. :)

October 16, 2012 06:32 AM
Connie said...

Ha, I thought it was a half-moon cookie cutter. :) So cute! I seriously wish I could meet you, you are such an inspiration! :)

October 16, 2012 07:50 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

How cute are these!

October 16, 2012 08:06 AM
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

These are the most adorable cupcakes I’ve seen for Halloween! Love them, Angie!

October 16, 2012 08:21 AM
abby said...

I LOVE these! Eek how adorable :) I love the fuzziness!

October 16, 2012 08:22 AM
babett said...

oh they are soo cute.. but i need an german recipe… <3

October 16, 2012 08:25 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

just adorable, as always.

October 16, 2012 08:32 AM
Tina said...

How do you bake the cupcakes so they’re not mounded?

October 16, 2012 08:37 AM
rebecca @ beurrista said...

absolutely adorable!! you are so creative!

October 16, 2012 08:41 AM
Carmen Doan said...

R u gonna have another giveaway?

October 16, 2012 08:47 AM
Evitaa said...

Lovely little bats! :))

October 16, 2012 09:10 AM
Abby said...

Awww, so cute!

October 16, 2012 09:33 AM
by v@len! said...

They are just wonderful!

October 16, 2012 09:39 AM
myrna said...

How perfect! fun! and easy! My girls are going to love making these for their Halloween party to show off to their bffs!

Can’t wait to see you in Paramus on Nov. 2nd for your book signing! Big Smile!

October 16, 2012 09:47 AM
Alice said...

OMG!!!! Those are super cute! I need them for Halloween!! hahahaha You’re awesome Bakerella!

October 16, 2012 10:32 AM
Lisa Cornely said...

They are adorable. Perfect treat for a classroom Halloween party. Thanks Bakerella

October 16, 2012 10:41 AM
Valerie said...

those batcupcakes are so cute

October 16, 2012 10:51 AM
mindy1 said...

So cute :D wish I had a hallooween party to bring them to :(

October 16, 2012 10:57 AM
Dottie said...

I love the baby bats!

October 16, 2012 11:41 AM
Edie said...

So totally cute! What a great idea!

October 16, 2012 11:56 AM
Susan P said...

My gosh! You have idea, after idea, after idea of wonderful things…….you’re amazing!

October 16, 2012 12:03 PM
Victoria J. said...

Awww…super cute! I will have to try them:)

October 16, 2012 12:45 PM
sophie said...

These look fantastic! I had a go at making some halloween themed cupcakes a couple of days ago!

Your blog inspires me to make more of an effort to decorate my cakes!
I used to get so frustrated trying to make them pretty.

what food colour do you use? as my food colour tastes very odd! /:


October 16, 2012 12:51 PM
Caroline L. said...

You are SO darn creative!!

October 16, 2012 01:12 PM
Carla's Confections said...

Soo cute!!!

October 16, 2012 01:39 PM
Colette @ JFF! said...

These li’l guys are so cute and great to make with the kids this Halloween!

October 16, 2012 01:59 PM
Clara said...

You always have such creative ideas! These bats are so cute!

October 16, 2012 02:11 PM
Caro said...


October 16, 2012 02:18 PM
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

So cute! Love the colors together, too!

October 17, 2012 12:37 AM
Lynna said...

These are TOO adorable!

October 17, 2012 12:56 AM
Norma said...

Those are too stinkin cute =0)

October 17, 2012 02:26 AM
Vicki @ WITK said...

Aww, these are so cute! I’ve got to get on this holiday baking already!

October 17, 2012 09:11 AM
Selina said...

Those are awesome. The mini moon cookie cutter can also be turned upside down for moose antlers or clown hair, or maybe even on its side sticking out if the cupcake for a sea monster.

October 17, 2012 10:19 AM
greenwick said...

These coupled with the cat cookies would be perfect for Halloween – because everyone expects to get a sweetness overdose then.

October 17, 2012 11:29 AM
Britt @ Lovin' From the Oven said...

These are so cute!! Too bad I already started my Jack-O-Lantern cookies for our Halloween party this year.

Looks like I’ll have to wait til next year to make these adorable little guys!!

October 17, 2012 01:09 PM
mikky said...

I’m batty for this batcakes! They are just too cute. I love that you went with purple. They look tasty and great or should I say spook-tacular.


October 17, 2012 03:04 PM
Lisa said...

So cute!

October 17, 2012 04:03 PM
paolo said...

too cute… i have a hallowen party and ill make this cups!!! thanks for the idea

October 17, 2012 06:05 PM
Debbi R said...

These are so cute…..loved the pun…”you can just wing it”. Funny.

October 17, 2012 06:45 PM
Nicole said...

Muy lindo, me encanta halloween !!!

October 17, 2012 09:26 PM
Nicole said...

Muy lindo me encanta halloween !!! Yo quiero un libro

October 17, 2012 09:27 PM
Vyvacious said...

Love these! These bat cupcakes are perfect for Halloween!

October 18, 2012 01:46 AM
meme said...

Wowwwwwww the are Wounderfull very compliments from Genova Italy

October 18, 2012 04:54 AM
hm said...

What a great treat – just in time for Halloween!

This post reminded me – this newsletter I like is putting on a recipe contest for the holidays. Feel free to post your ideas, I think the top three entrants win a prize!

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October 18, 2012 11:27 AM
Pauline said...

So cool and funny!! :)
link to

October 18, 2012 01:02 PM
Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker said...

Too cute! I love it when you show all the different little things you can use to make faces, or mini bat cupcakes, or cake pops. I would never have thought of some of them. So creative!

October 18, 2012 01:32 PM
Shiri said...

Adorable and totally delicious! True eye-candy ;)

October 18, 2012 02:12 PM
Nicole said...

These are amazing. I am going to post them on our new social sharing site, StuffDOT! come and check it out to get other ideas!

October 19, 2012 12:20 PM
Cupcake Blog said...

WOW! Everything you do is so Amazing! And So Cute! LOL

I bet it’s a shame to see them eatten after spending so much time making them look so perfect! X

October 19, 2012 06:23 PM
RJ said...

I tried making cakepops for the first time last night..and boy is it challenging! You make it look so easy!!! For me it was getting the chocolate chips to melt to the correct consistency…well…here’s hoping for a better performance next time. :-) Makes me appreciate you even more!

October 19, 2012 07:43 PM
winnie dolderer said...

So adorable! I love that you can see bat wings in a moon cookie cutter…Genius! Your creations always make me smile.

October 19, 2012 09:50 PM
sara said...

So, so cute! I love these!

October 20, 2012 01:20 AM
Chompchomp said...

Hehehehe so cute!!!!

October 20, 2012 02:20 AM
Hollie said...

Very cute!

October 20, 2012 08:57 AM
Jenny said...

Too stinkin’ cute!

October 20, 2012 05:40 PM
Coco Draws said...

Oh my, I just found your website and I ADORE it!! :)

October 20, 2012 09:49 PM
dee said...

these are too cute.i am going to make these…love dee

October 21, 2012 06:31 AM
Asel said...

Kawaii, sooooo cute!!!^-^

October 21, 2012 07:52 AM
Seanna Lea said...

These are super cute. I love them!

I cannot use the oreos. I’d have to eat them all myself if I did that. My husband thinks they taste burnt!

October 22, 2012 03:09 PM
Allison Day said...

I just cannot get over how cute these are. Love them so much!

October 23, 2012 03:04 AM
April said...

OH MY GOSH! So dang cute! I have to try the spiders. My daughters BF hates spiders, but I bet he will love these ones!

October 25, 2012 02:10 PM
Truthfully Gluten Free said...

I wonder if cakepops would still hold together well and work gluten-free. Has anyone ever tried it?

October 25, 2012 06:30 PM
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November 5, 2012 06:30 AM
Melanie said...

This may be very random and a very late comment. But did you ever notice that your bat wings look like a mustache. My god daughter is so in to fake mustache’s right now, please please, if anyone can, I know you can…come up with some cutesy fake mustache backed treat!

November 8, 2012 07:09 AM
Teresa Bussey said...

I would enjoy the “sweets” books. They all look great and I will use your discount. That is great.!

November 13, 2012 01:27 PM
Suzanne Cox said...

I love making sweet treats so the “Sweets” books are right up my alley.

November 13, 2012 10:10 PM
Malou said...

How can I keep my decoration in my cake pops still without falling off after I wrap it ? Please help!

November 16, 2012 06:05 PM
Malou said...

I also tried using the same melted chocolate in my pipping bag but it gets hard to fast inside the bag, paramount crystal is not existed in my country ..what can I use as a glue and pipping decoration? Please help me!

November 16, 2012 06:07 PM
Susan Doherty said...

You are so talented Angie. Everything you do turns out so cute.

November 18, 2012 08:42 AM
felicity said...

Love these! I made sparkly bats with my daughter (not edible) these I must make for Halloween!

October 7, 2013 01:50 PM
bec said...

those are adorable! i think that those are the cutest things!!!

October 11, 2013 03:55 PM
Laura said...

These are really lovely. Can’t wait to try for Halloween. I made a pumpkin pinata party cake to get into the Halloween spirit:

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October 12, 2013 02:33 PM
Better With Sugar said...

So cute! I think i know what i’m making for my Halloween party now! Thanks for the great idea :)

October 19, 2013 05:44 PM
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