Screams of delights will accompany these eye-catching cupcakes. Drag a toothpick dipped in red food color along the white frosting to draw the “bloodshot” lines.
Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla to batter.
Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
Frost cupcakes. Place a ring-shaped candy or sliced gum drop in the middle of each cupcake for the iris. Attach a candy-coated piece with some frosting for the pupil. Place small amount of red food color in a disposable paper cup. Using a toothpick, draw “bloodshot” lines in the white frosting. Or, tint any remaining white frosting red with red food color. Spoon frosting into small resealable plastic bag. Snip a small corner from bag. Pipe frosting to create the bloodshot lines.