How to make a skeleton Halloween pull apart cupcake cake

Jack Skellington Pull-Apart Cupcakes (with Video)

These easy Jack Skellington Pull Apart Cupcakes make the perfect Halloween party dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword cupcakes, Disney, Halloween
Prep Time 24 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 143 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 cans white frosting
  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • 5-10 drops black food coloring


  1. Prepare about two dozen cupcakes according to the package directions. We used chocolate because they would match the black & white color scheme, but you can use any flavor you prefer.
  2. Arrange your cupcakes in a circle shape. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle, as Jack's head is not perfectly round. Make sure cupcakes are complete cool before frosting.

  3. Scoop white frosting into a piping bag with a wide opening. This allows you to easily get your frosting onto the cupcakes, without tearing them up or moving them out of place.
  4. Once you have a generous coating of frosting on all the cupcakes, gently spread the frosting with an offset spatula until you have a flat surface.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine your frosting with a couple drops of black food coloring. Stir until you have a rich, even color.
  6. Scoop black frosting into a piping bag with a smaller tip. Draw the outline of Jack's eyes and mouth, then fill in the details. Use your spatula to smooth.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Jack Skellington Pull-Apart Cupcakes (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.