Oogie Boogie Cupcake Recipe

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Oogie Boogie Cupcake Recipe

” I am the shadow of the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!”

There is nothing frightful about these delicious cupcakes. I decided to give this recipe from Disney Family website a try. I had to make a few adjustments. This is a great fun family activity. Perfect to keep little one’s busy and out of mischief.


Batch of chocolate cupcakes

Plastic decorating bag for piping on the frosting

Black licorice  or a chocolate taffy candy flattened out and cut into shapes

Vanilla frosting tinted Oogie Boogie green

Toothpick for pressing candy pieces onto Oogie Boogies face



Disney Family’s recipe calls for a frosted cupcake topped with a marshmallow.

If you don’t have, or prefer not to use marshmallows with younger ones, you can do what I did and cut into the cupcake at a angle going around in a circle .  You should have a cone shaped piece that you can pull out and set aside. It should look like this

I then filled in the hole with icing and flipped the cone piece over on top giving it Oogies distinct shape.

Next comes the icing. Start at the base and wrap your way around to the top allowing for a little extra to create Oogie’s droopy pointed poof at the top of his head.

Now you want to use a butter knife to smooth out the ridges and it helps to dip it in water occasionally.

The Disney Family website says to use licorice for the eyes and mouth but if you are not partial to licorice you can roil out a certain chocolate chewy candy and it works just as well. Gently arrange and press pieces onto Oogie Boogie‘s face using the toothpick.


Here is my final creation. I think this is a fun simple activity that gets everyone together and in the Halloween spirit. Maybe pop Nightmare Before Christmas in after and have a fun family movie night. Remember no cupcakes until after dinner. Well maybe one or two. Oogie would approve of that!


Some photos copyright Disney Family

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