Besides carving a Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin, I also decided to make some cupcakes, decorated to look like Jack Skellington’s face. I got the inspiration for this on the Disney Family website and really loved the idea. The execution was pretty simple too.
Baked cupcakes (I used Pillbury’s Devil Food cake mix)
White Betty Crocker cookie icing
Wilton Black Decorating Icing
Wilton No. 3 round decorating tip
Wilton Coupler Ring (to attach the round decorating tip to the icing tube)
After baking the cupcakes, I waited for them to cool down to start decorating.
I used white Betty Crocker cookie icing for the face and Wilton Black Decorating Icing with the No. 3 decorating tip attached to make the face. I really liked using the Betty Crocker icing. Not a whole lot of prep was needed before opening the package and starting to put icing on the cupcakes. Apply a thin layer of this onto the cupcakes.
Use the black icing to draw the outline of the eyes. The Disney Family site recommends using toothpicks to draw the outline of the eyes before piping the black frosting. I didn’t find this necessary, but it’s a good suggestion.