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Pimple Popping Cupcakes

This is the perfect gag treat for Halloween or any occasion. Your friends and family members will have so much fun popping these cupcakes, or they will be totally grossed out, either way, these taste really good! And they are super fun to play with.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cupcake, fun, funny, Halloween, party
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 415kcal
Author: In the Kitchen with Matt


  • fondant roller (optional)
  • brush
  • Bowls
  • piping bag or plastic bag
  • round cookie cutter
  • round cake tips
  • Knife
  • Whisk


  • Cake Mix or homemade cupcakes
  • Frosting homemade or storebought
  • Pudding Mix
  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • Fondant
  • brown icing color for fondant
  • chocolate chips
  • red food coloring


  • Bake the cupcakes following the cake mix box or a homemade recipe.
  • Make the pudding by following the back of the box which is usually just a couple cups of cold milk. Or use homemade vanilla pudding if you wish.
  • Let the cupcakes cool. Color your white fondant with brown icing color or just use skin-toned fondant. Fondant is usually sold at places like Walmart, Michaels, etc. Or you can certainly order it online. Either way, you will need to knead the fondant until it gets soft enough to roll out.
  • Roll out the fondant until it is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Then use a round cookie cutter that is roughly the same size as the top of your cupcake and cut out circles of fondant. Next cut out a small hole in the middle of those circles using a cake tip or straw.
  • Fill up a piping bag with an injector cake tip or normal round tip with the pudding. You may also use a plastic bag instead of a piping bag.
  • Cut a small cylinder shape of cake out of the middle of the cupcake then pipe in the pudding until it reaches the top.
  • Frost the whole top of the cupcake and then place down the fondant with the hole right over the hole of the cupcake with the pudding in it. Smooth out the edges of the cupcake.
  • Paint around the edges of the hole with a thin paintbrush and red food coloring. Then add a chocolate chip as a blackhead.
  • Place the cupcakes in the fridge for about an hour so the cake and filling and set. This will allow it to pop better. Bring them to a party and have fun popping and eating them! Kinda gross but lots of fun. :)



*The nutritional facts will vary greatly for these cupcakes. It all depends on how much frosting you use, how much fondant, etc. But here are some estimates:
Calories: 415
Total Fat: 20 g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
Sugar: 50 g