As Halloween creeps closer, it is time to whip up some confetti ghost cupcakes in the kitchen. Ghost cupcakes with a colorful twist are the perfect treat for the season, combining deliciousness with a dash of spooky charm. Whether you’re planning a ghoulishly good Halloween party or simply want to indulge in some sweet, eerie delights, these confetti ghost cupcakes are sure to be a hit. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps to create these adorably haunting treats that will enchant both kids and adults alike.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your favorite cupcake recipe or mix (we included our confetti recipe below)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake tray
  • Pieces of foil rolled up into small balls
  • White frosting (Homemade or store bought)
  • Small black sprinkles



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup colorful sprinkles (for confetti)


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake tray with liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until well combined.
  6. Gently fold in the colorful sprinkles to create a confetti effect.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full with the batter.
  8. Take four of your little balls of foil and put them in each “corner” of the cupcake batter so that they will look like little ghosts.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting


  1. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until it’s creamy and smooth.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Beat until you have a smooth, fluffy frosting.
  4. Adjust the consistency with additional milk if needed.


  1. Frost your confetti cupcakes once the cupcakes have cooled. You can use a piping bag or a spatula to create a ghost-like swirl on top of each cupcake.
  2. Add ghostly faces by placing two sprinkles on each cupcake for the ghost’s eyes. [Optional: Use black gel food coloring to create a ghostly mouth and additional facial details. Get creative, and make each ghost unique!]