5 from 3 votes
Floating Ghost Cupcakes
Work Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr

Floating ghost cupcakes will make all the ghouls come out to the Halloween party. These cute fondant treats are easy to make, even the little witches and storm troopers can help.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, ghosts, halloween
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 253 kcal
  • 18 standard-size cupcakes
  • 1 container chocolate frosting (16 oz) or homemade chocolate frosting (
  • Cornstarch
  • 1 pkg white fondant (l lb 8 oz)
  • 18 sphere lollipops such as Dum Dums
  • 1 tube black decorating icing
  1. Frost cupcakes and set aside. Lightly dust work surface with cornstarch and roll fondant a little thinner than ⅛ inch. Cut 18 1½-inch rounds and 18 4-inch rounds with cookie cutters. Knead scraps together and reroll, as necessary.
  2. Insert the stick of a lollipop into a block of Styrofoam (or half a potato or apple) to hold it steady. Place one 1½-inch fondant round over lollipop and pinch to close. Then place larger fondant round over the smaller one, pleating to make a ghost shape. Repeat for all lollipops. Place a ghost in the center of each cupcake by inserting the stick into the cake. Pipe black eyes on each.
Recipe Notes

Fondant scraps can be re-rolled.  Imagine the fun your little ghosts can have!

Nutrition Facts
Floating Ghost Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.