Spook-tacular Halloween Cupcakes

Time: 90 minutes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

1 box devils food cake mix + ingredients to make it
Orange and Black Cupcake Liners
1 double batch Buttercream Frosting (tutorial and recipe here)
Americolor Black Food Coloring (found at Hobby Lobby)
Americolor Orange Food Coloring (again at Hobby Lobby)
Keebler Fudge Striped Cookies
Hershey Kisses
Decoarting Bags, couplers and these tips. #5, #103, #199 
1. Bake your cupcakes as directed on the box. Let them cool completely. 
2. Whip up a double batch of Buttercream frosting. Divide the frosting into three bowls. Color one bowl black, one orange...and leave one white. Spoon the frosting into decorating bags, and then have some fun!

Using a #5 tip with white frosting, give your mummy some eyes. 
Fill in the center of the eyes with black frosting. 
Use the #103 tip and wrap your mummy up. Then, using a #5 tip with orange frosting pipe a little bit of color over the white wrapping. 
Even mummy's like a little bit of color, you know. 
It brings out their true Halloweenish nature, don't you think?

Frost the top of your cupcake with a regular butter knife and orange frosting. 
Using black frosting and a #5 tip draw lines across the cupcake to form an asterisk. Connect the lines with a swoopie web line. 
Add a little spider in the corner....be careful not to let him crawl off and bite your children. 
It is Halloween after all.....scary things can happen.

Take some fudge striped cookies, pipe a bit of orange frosting using a #199 star tip into the center and back of the cookie. Press a hershey kiss into the frosting and vwalla!A witch hat is born. Using the same #199 star tip give your witch a little hair do on top of the cupcakes. 
Press your hershey kiss hat onto the hairdo frosting. Then pipe more orange frosting down the sides of the cupcake and cupcake liner, giving her a full hair do...
Add some eyes using a little black and white frosting and the #5 tip and your are all set.