I ended up making:
Red Velvet Witch Finger Cupcakes: Red Velvet cupcakes with black frosting, topped with a witch finger.
Vanilla Spider Cupcakes: Vanilla cupcakes with purple buttercream frosting, topped with spider rings. (The webs were made by piping a swirl of black frosting and then dragging a toothpick from the center out to make the web effect)
Chocolate Mummies: Chocolate cupcakes with strips of vanilla buttercream (I dragged the frosting across the cupcake using the basket tip- but with the basket texture side down). I glued eyes on the mummies using a little dab of frosting. The eyes are just sugar candies I bought from my local baking supply store.
Aren’t they cute? Apparently the witch fingers were all the rage. I already have her order for next year 🙂