12 chocolate cupcakes (I depend on Martha Stewart’s recipe)
1 batch white icing (also Martha’s recipe), dyed with green food coloring
Green sprinkles (optional)
Chocolate cookies, processed in a blender/chopper/food processor to yield 3/4 cup
1-2 pieces white cardstock
6-inch lollipop sticks, cut in half
Miniature candy corn pumpkins
Frost the cupcakes, and let them set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. If you'd like a more grassy texture, sprinkle with green sprinkles. Next, arrange processed cookie crumbs to make a recently-buried plot, then insert a tombstone in the cupcake at the head of the “dirt.”
Using the links below, download and print the tombstones on the white cardstock -- there are PDFs for two sides. Cut out the tombstones and tape a lollipop stick or toothpick to the back, ensuring when inserted into the cupcake the paper tombstone sits flush with the top of the cupcake. Place candy corn pumpkins next to graves.
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