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Halloween Bloody Brain Cupcakes

October 31, 2016 | By Jeremy Scheck | Leave a Comment

This is a really fun way to decorate your cupcakes for halloween.

Halloween Bloody Brain Cupcakes


  • 1 recipe Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1 recipe American Buttercream
  • Red food coloring to taste
  • Black food coloring to taste
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jelly
  • Medium-small round piping tip
  • Medium-large piping tip
  • Small round piping tip
  • Disposable piping bags


  1. Use the back of a clean piping tip to core the center of the top of each cupcake, leaving a small indent for the jam. Reserve the cake taken off the top.
  2. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, briefly melt the jam and mix in a teaspoon or so of water to thin it out.
  3. Pipe or spoon about a tsp of jam per cupcake into the indents of the cupcakes and cover the jam with the reserved cake pieces.
  4. Color your buttercream with black and red to reach a gross, brainy, off-white color.
  5. On top of the covered jam, pipe a small mound of buttercream in the center of each cupcake. Use your medium large tip for this.
  6. To make the brain design, use your medium-small tip. Pipe a D shape starting with a vertical line down just right of the middle (going over the mound you piped in step five.) Holding your tip slightly higher than normal helps. Turn the cake 180° and repeat with the vertical line of the second D splitting the center with that of the first. Fill in the hole created by each D with squiggles of icing.
  7. Using a small round tip, pipe on remaining jelly to resemble blood to taste.

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