Spooky Treats – Sixlets Jack-o-Latern Cupcakes

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Celebration by Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.


It’s October and that means my favorite holiday is just around the corner – HALLOWEEN. Yes, I fully acknowledge it’s odd to have Halloween as my favorite holiday. Sorry, not sorry. Every year I experiment with new treats and desserts for the big day. So this weekend I got to work making a large Jack-o-Latern with individual cupcakes.


The how on this one is super simple. Here’s what I did:

Make small cupcakes in the flavor of your choice. (I went with chocolate, because that always seems to be a crowd favorite.)

Mix in a few sixlets to the cake batter. (Fair warning, they do tend to sink to the bottom of the cupcakes so make sure to grease the cupcake pan really well and be delicate when removing the cupcakes from the tin.)

After the cupcakes are baked, cooled and removed from the pan, smear frosting of your choice over the tops of each cupcake. (Again I went with chocolate, because… chocolate.)

Pour orange Sixlets into a bowl and then one at a time gently dip the frosted end of the cupcake into the bowl and then place immediately on the serving platter. As you go keep shaping the cupcakes into a pumpkin shape.

For the mouth and eyes you can use black Sixlets and for the stem green Sixlets. For my eyes, I used Celebration by SweetWorks black gumballs instead. To me that made them stand out more.


Place the Jack-o-Latern cupcake collection on the table and sprinkle other treats all around.

Celebration by Frey™ and Sixlets® are perfect for decorating Halloween treats! They come in a variety of colors and sizes to make decorating simple and easy to do. Plus, you can purchase these products at retailers like Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Wegmans, Meijer and more.

Want even more? Two years ago I made Alien Cupcakes, Graveyard Dirt, Edible Indian Corn and Pearl Caramel Apples. Read the post and get all the recipes. Sweetworks-halloween-foor-DIY1 Sweetworks-halloween-foor-DIY2 Sweetworks-halloween-food-DIY7

Want a collection of your own to decorate this year’s Halloween treats? Guess what, you can win a $50 candy prize package filled with Celebration by Frey and Sixlets goodness. Use the rafflecopter below to enter for a chance to win and then hop around to all the other bloggers who put together spooky treats for this holiday.

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Katy Rose
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83 thoughts on “Spooky Treats – Sixlets Jack-o-Latern Cupcakes

  1. heather e.g. kaufman

    I like the Halloween mix Sixlets shaker jar. My kids would have a great time decorating cookies with them.

  2. Dotty J Boucher

    I wouldn’t mind these Snowflake Mix Pearls Small Peg Pouch, I think they are pretty and thinking all the wonderful things I can do with them..

  3. Sara Theissen

    I would love the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)! You could make many cute concoctions with those!

  4. Amanda Patterson

    I really would like the Chocobloc Milk Bar! I love milk chocolate so anything in the category is a win for me :)

  5. elizabeth miller

    We would love the Halloween mix gumballs and the Nerd filled gumballs. My daughter would love to have these because the girl is constantly chewing gum. She would love the decorative colors and the nerds.

  6. Alice F

    I would love to win this giveaway! The Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)
    Celebration by Frey™ is precious! What on earth is better than eyeball gumballs?

  7. John H.

    I think that the Witch’s Brew and the Spooky Eyes Gumballs are cool! I think they make for some fun designs.

  8. barbg

    I would want to get it all because it all looks great. I absolutely love candies. I like their sixlets in red and all of the other rainbow colors. Love all of the decorative sprinkles too.

  9. Kiimberly Flickinger

    I would use the Halloween Sixlets assortment and the Googley Eyeball gumballs to decorate cupcakes and sugar cookies. I love your idea!

  10. Vickie

    So many awesome candy options and colors too.
    But, I’d start with the Halloween gumballs mix!

  11. Renea G

    I like the Girl Camo mix pearls. I plan on using them to decorate my nieces birthday cake next month. She’s going to love it!

  12. June S.

    These would be great to put in our Halloween candy bowl on the diningroom table; Foiled Solid Milk Orange Balls-

  13. Sherry Compton

    I like the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch. These would be fun to use in decorating and look spooky in a jar.

  14. Marty Crosson

    I’d have to go with the Googlie Eyes gumballs. I’m not the most artistic person, and when I get stuck making Halloween treats for homeroom, a couple of eyeballs on a cupcake is about the limit of my cake decorating skills!

  15. kelly nicholson

    Head over to the Celebration by Frey website and choose the Spooky Celebration by Frey Candy

    sixlets are always my favorite,you can pretty much add them to anything,cup cakes,cakes,cookies,or just eat them out of the bag thanks

  16. Kristen Joiner

    I love the Black and Orange bags of gumballs the most. Not only would those make great eyes on a cake, but I like gum so it’s tasty too.

  17. Amber Terry

    I would love to try the Halloween Mix Sixlets because they’re in such festive colors and I love the taste of Sixlets :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  18. Richard Brandt

    I like the Googlie Eyes Gumballs because they go with my Barney Google costume. They also remind me of the bag of Eyeballs of Terror I bought to play a cruel practical joke on the co-worker who was freaked out by my eyepatch after I had eye surgery.

  19. Ann Fantom

    I would like to get the Celebrations by Frey’s Spooky Eyes Gumballs because they would make great Halloween gifts for my nieces and nephews.

  20. Nicole Carter (Weasley)

    I want Shimmer Orange Sixlets because Halloween is my favorite holiday and I know I can whip up some awesome creations with those!

  21. Laurie Nykaza

    We love Halloween and the Spooky Eyes Gumballs are so cute love them for the kids to decorate cupcakes with.

  22. Robin Abrams

    I would like the Witch’s Brew. It has 4 different types of candies the kids would love to get for their treats.

  23. Lissa Crane

    I would love to have the 8ozPeg Bag of Spooky Eyes Gumballs! With four kiddo’s, ranging in ages, we are huge Halloween fans and these gumball eyes would be perfect for all the classroom parties for everything from cupcake decorations, to candy spiders! These really would make a difference in making the homemade treats looks fabulous!

  24. laura g

    I would love the Shimmer Girl Camo Sixlets Peg Pouch (1.75oz) all the girls are into camo this year and would love it.

  25. Sarah Oswald

    love the Shimmer Gold Pearls Candies they are great to eat out of the bag or decorating pastries and come on lots of colors.

  26. Terra Heck

    I’d like to have the Red Gumballs Peg Bag (8oz). They’d work well with a Halloween treat I’m making, and I really like the dark red color. Thanks.

  27. Maryann D.

    I really would love to get the Shimmer Lime Green Sixlets Shaker Jar (4.5oz) and the Orange Sixlets Peg Bag (14oz). I would decorate cookies or chocolate pops with them for a Halloween party. I love these colors also!

  28. Marilyn Nawara

    I like the Googlie Eyes Gumballs — these are a little creepy and would be great for decorating cupcakes.

  29. polly

    I would use a tall glass decanter and layer it with the Halloween Mix Gumballs, Spooky Eyes Gumballs and Black & Orange Gumballs for a centerpiece for our dining room table.

  30. Janice Crespo

    I like their Halloween Mix Sixlets Shaker Jar because basically they look yummy and Halloween-ish. We aren’t planning on going out trick or treating this year, but instead, have a crafts day – including baking crafts and these will be a huge hit with the decorating!
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  31. Lori Williams

    I like the Shimmer Pastel Hearts Candies Peg Bag because I know my youngest granddaughter would love these because she is all about hearts so I know that together we could make some awesome goodies for a great “Shimmer Heart” party!!

  32. Debbie Welchert

    I like the Googlie Eyes Gumballs. These would be such a fun treat to hand out to all the kids at Halloween. I’m sure they would enjoy them.

  33. Laurajj

    Oh I would love to pass out the Halloween Mix 8-Ball Tubes for the trick or treaters! I loved these as a child, and always got so excited when I received them in my trick or treat bag!

  34. Wendy R.

    I really like the googlie eye gumballs. They are perfect for so many Halloween cupcake or cookie characters!

  35. Megan

    like the Halloween grave yard with the skeleton . I going to a party and this will be a hit. Can’t wait!!

  36. jaimeb

    I would like the googly eye gumballs the most. They would really improve my October baking arsenal.

  37. Aaron

    I would most like to get and give the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch because they seem clever, silly, and fun.

  38. Angela Saver

    I would love to get the Spooky Eyes Gumballs Peg Bag so my daughter & I can decorate our Halloween cupcakes!

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