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Perfect treats for Halloween!
I made these to top some cupcakes I made my friend for his birthday (to match the other assorted skull themed goodies) but I think they're just a perfect for a Halloween treat. You can serve them alone or use them as toppers like I did. It's all up to you.

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  • Step 1

    Cover your baking sheet with wax paper. This will be your work surface. Once your chocolates have dried they will slide neatly off of the wax paper with no problem.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put some of the white chocolate chips into one of your microwave safe bowls.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. You'll need to check on them occasionally and stir them with a spoon to make sure that they are melting evenly. Don't heat them for too long or at too high of a setting because they will begin to burn and you'll end up with a crusty yucky mess like I did my first try >.< Just play with the power settings and times on your microwave until you get it right.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a spoon to fill a plastic sandwich baggie with the chocolate. Close it up and then squeeze the chocolate towards one end. To get a good number of skulls you may have to melt more chocolate and fill multiple bags so have them handy.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut the corner you squeezed the chocolate towards off and viola, you have a make-shift icing bag! (If you already have icing bags and/ or tips you can use those instead. I'm sure you could come up with some really cool effects.)

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use your make-shift (or real) icing bag to make a basic skull shape.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat until you have the desired number of skulls. I didn't count and ended up with less skulls than cupcakes (oops).

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 8
    Step 8

    While you let your skulls dry put some of your dark chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Microwave them until they're nice and melted. They shouldn't give you as much of a hard time as the white chocolate chips but I'd still suggest checking on them and stirring them a few times.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 10
    Step 10

    Flip your skulls over so that you have the nice flat side then take a toothpick and coat them with dark chocolate. You don't have to do this step, I just thought it would be nice to balance the flavor of the white chocolate with some extra dark chocolate on the backs of the skulls.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 11
    Step 11

    After letting your skulls dry again, flip them back over so you can start working on the details. I started by using a toothpick to create an outline of dark chocolate. It makes the white pop a little bit more.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once that's done you can use a toothpick to create the face. There are a bunch of different ways you can do this. You can even incorporate candy, different colored icing, sprinkles, and pretty much anything you can think of.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Chocolate Skull Cupcake Toppers - Step 13
    Step 13

    You're all done! Either serve your chocolates as they are, use them to top some cupcakes, or do something else creative with them.

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amy f.
amy f.
those skulls are epic
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