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!

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106 comments on “Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes”

  1. We did this but our bat wings get soggy and start drooping. How do you avoid that?

  2. These are the CUTEST little cupcakes I’ve ever seen. My kids are going to love these. Thank yoU!

  3. I cant wait to have them its really cute and tasty!

  4. Hi there! I love the idea of making delightful bats, as Halloween treats, and making the bats in purple is a good one as it just makes kids want to eat the cupcakes even more as it creates an attraction. The fangs and eyes candies goes well with the idea of making the cupcakes lovable. Though the wings look more like the moustache that is in the rage now, the cupcakes are true eye-candies. The cupcakes are so deliciously creative that it makes any baking aficionado to try baking it at home. Great work, keep it up!

  5. Oh my gosh; my family HAS to make these!! SOOO cute :)

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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

  15. 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!

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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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!

  21. Kawaii, sooooo cute!!!^-^

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

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

  24. Too stinkin’ cute!

  25. So, so cute! I love these!

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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

  29. 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!

  30. Adorable and totally delicious! True eye-candy ;)

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. Wowwwwwww the are Wounderfull very compliments from Genova Italy

  34. Love these! These bat cupcakes are perfect for Halloween!

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

  36. Muy lindo, me encanta halloween !!!

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

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

  39. 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.


  40. 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!!

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

  42. 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.

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

  44. Those are too stinkin cute =0)

  45. These are TOO adorable!

  46. So cute! Love the colors together, too!

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

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

  49. You are SO darn creative!!

  50. 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! /:


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

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

  53. So totally cute! What a great idea!

  54. I love the baby bats!

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

  56. those batcupcakes are so cute

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

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

  59. 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!

  60. They are just wonderful!

  61. Lovely little bats! :))

  62. R u gonna have another giveaway?

  63. absolutely adorable!! you are so creative!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  70. These are seriously adorable!

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

  72. YOU ARE THE BEST. :-)


  73. 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!

  74. 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!!

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

  76. 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

  77. 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 =)

  78. Interesting Article Thanks for Sharing.

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

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

  81. 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! ;)

  82. Love them!!!

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

    Catarina aka docerela

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

  85. LOVE these!!!! So cute!!!

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

  87. Once again, totally perfect!

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

  89. Those are adorable.

  90. Love it

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

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

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

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