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Tombstone Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little cakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 Milano cookies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 24 orange gumdrops
  • 3 green gumdrops, cut into small pieces

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely.
  2. For tombstones, in the microwave, melt chocolate chips. Pipe "RIP" onto cookies; place on waxed paper to dry.
  3. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate wafer crumbs. Carefully insert tombstones into cupcakes. Arrange chow mein noodles to resemble fingers. Use gumdrops to make pumpkins; place in front of tombstones.

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