The Sweetest, Spookiest Cupcakes

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Just as important as the question, "What are you dressing up as for Halloween?" is "What are you dressing your cupcakes up as for Halloween?" Take a break from your last-minute Halloween prep and get inspired by some of the best-dressed Halloween cupcakes out there.

Simply decorated but still wonderfully festive, these little cakes from the Food Network Kitchens chefs are flavored with a secret ingredient: root beer.

Full moon cupcakes decorated with milk chocolate bats from Iheartcuppycakes -- go for the full effect and surround your treats with faux cobwebs.

These wicked delicious witches from the Food Network Kitchens are made from chocolate cupcakes topped with peanut butter-cream cheese frosting.

Creepy, crawly, chocolate-y spiders sit atop a vanilla cupcake made by notmartha, check out her blog post for an easy-to-follow decorating how-to.

Got sweets on the brain? Top a blood-red cupcake with gray matter for a smartly spooky sweet.

Need more inspiration? Check out Tiffin Tales for 5 more creative cakes, like these graveyard and owl cupcakes.

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Tell us about the creepiest treat you made this Halloween!

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