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Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes

Posted By Bakerella On October 15, 2012 @ 11:24 pm In Cupcakes,Halloween | 102 Comments

Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes [1]

These are cute little guys. Bite-size!

Bat wings [2]

When I made homemade kitty cat oreos [3] 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 [4]

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 [5]

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.

Cupcakes [6]

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

Miniature chocolate cupcakes [7]

The more the merrier.

Bat Cupcakes [8]

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 [9]

  • 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 [10]

  • 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 [11]

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

You can use this recipe for the mini cupcakes [12] and frosting and this one for the cookie wings [3].

Enjoy each and every bite!


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