I get caught up in ogling images of all the amazing Halloween desserts and treats to make, but sometimes it’s hard to imagine having the time to make the perfect looking treat. Here are 10 amazing looking Halloween cupcakes that look like you’ve spent much way more time than it takes to make them. Many use cake mixes to save steps and have few ingredients required – giving you more time to enjoy eating them with your kids!

Frankenstein Cupcakes (via Designs by Megan Turnidge) Colored cones, candies and a cake mix are the major ingredients needed to make these adorable scary Frankenstein cupcake cones.

Mummy Cupcakes (via Sugar and Charm) These cute mummy mini cakes are simply piped with googly eyes.

Ghost Cupcakes (via Desserts by Juliette) Another way to pipe on a Halloween favorite character – simply add mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

Spider Cupcakes (via Wee Eats) Licorice legs make for a crawly, spooky look.

Owl Cupcakes (via Inside BruCrew Life) Store-bought candies, chocolates and cookies make up most of this suprised Halloween owl look.

Spiderweb Cupcakes (via The Apple Crate) It doesn’t get easier than this simple piped gel design to make the realistic looking spider webs.

Upside Down Witch Cupcakes (via Dainty Chef) This whimsical design will have kids wondering why the witch fell into the cupcake!

Witches’ Hats Cupcakes (via Parade) Re-purpose cupcake liners to make these creative witch hat toppers.

Ghost Cupcakes (via Julie Yoon) Although this tutorial also shows you how to make more complicated frankenstein and pumpkin designs, the ghost is simple to make and in my opinion, the cutest!

Cupcake Toppers (via Sarah Hearts) When all else fails, print out these festive free printable flag toppers and call it a day.

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