Watch Cupcakes Mutate Into Alien Cupcakes! Spooky Celebration by Frey

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October is always a busy month at the Savings in Seconds house. The changing seasons means it’s time to switch out clothes….double laundry for a couple of weekends! We spend a few days cleaning out the raised beds and planting some fall crops, including several overwinter varieties. Moving all of the patio furniture inside takes some heavy lifting as well.  My daughter is old enough to be a BIG help.   I’m so grateful that she pitches in.  My son is learning how to take responsibility as well.  When the kids asked for some sweet treats at the store, we had to indulge. It would have been easy to buy some pre-made goodies. Why do that, though, when it’s so easy — and FUN! — to make Alien Cupcakes using Celebration by Frey™ candy?

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Now that she’s 12 years old, my daughter really enjoys cooking and baking.  She handles herself well in the kitchen, and I wanted her to have some creative freedom with this candy display.  She set up our Alien Station outdoors so that we didn’t have to worry about the mess.  Smart girl!  Using a simple divided dish (normally used for serving cut fruit and vegetables), we sorted the Sixlets™, gumball eyes, solid gumballs, and pearls into separate sections.  This makes it so easy for kids to share all of the decor options.   This simple task allows the kids to help with setup!  You can find these candies at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Meijer, and other national retailers. It’s helpful that you can find these packaged according to color, as well as mixed variety. Sixlets were always my favorite candy when we went trick-or-treating. I love that I don’t have to dig them out of those little plastic sleeves with these packages. Instead, I have a whole bag to myself!

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You could save some money by baking your own cupcakes.  We were short on time, though, so these store-bought cupcakes worked out well!  I purchased plain white because I liked the blank background.  Setting these on a tv tray put the items at a comfortable height for the kids to decorate. You might not realize it, but a simple task like this can help kids develop their motor skills. Children practice fine motor skills as they pick up the Sixlets or pearls. Hand-eye coordination is strengthened when children hold the cupcake in one hand, then use the other hand to place candies on the icing. You could ask your kids to develop a pattern with candy colors, types, or sizes. It’s so easy to use this activity as a teachable moment!

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My kids loved getting to create their own “alien” versions of these cupcakes.  They made up many combinations using the eyeballs, Sixlets, and pearls.  Lots of candy was consumed during this process, of course!

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The best part of a Spooky Celebration is getting to eat the creations!   These cupcakes were devoured within a matter of minutes. I let the kids make a cupcake for me….can you guess which one it is? Here’s a hint – Sixlets are my favorite! I also liked the green color.

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At 12 years old, my daughter would like to pretend that she’s too old for activities like Alien Cupcakes.  The icing in her hair belies her secret, though. She enjoyed getting to decorate these cupcakes, and savored every bite of the finished product. You’re never too old for candy!  This decoration station was so easy and affordable to assemble.  What a fun way to make a memory with the kids!

Thanks to our generous sponsor, one lucky Savings in Seconds reader will win a $50 candy prize package! The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. To enter, visit the sponsor’s site then tell us which Spooky Celebration by Frey candy you’d most like to give (or get!) and why.  The contest runs from 10/3/16 through 10/16/16. Substitutions are possible (at the discretion of the sponsor). Good luck!

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  1. violet taylor says:

    i love the christmas mix pearls… such vivid colors!

  2. Sara Theissen says:

    I would love the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)! You could make many cute concoctions with those!

  3. paige chandler says:

    I love the google eyes gumballs. I would be mom of the year!

  4. The Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz) look fun. I would love to make some Halloween cookies with them.

  5. heather e.g. kaufman says:

    I like the Halloween mix Sixlets shaker jar. My kids would have a great time decorating cookies with them.

  6. Amanda Patterson says:

    I really love the Halloween Mix Sixlets Peg Bag (14oz). They are really fun colors and could work for other occasions if you used the colors separately

  7. paige chandler says:

    Alien cupcakes would be a hit. My sons would think I was the most fun and coolest mom ever

  8. Jennifer H. says:

    I think they are great!

  9. I would like to have some of this candy right about now, it’s been a really bad day; Dark Mint Filled BAP

  10. I would love to win this giveaway! The Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)
    Celebration by Frey™ is precious! What on earth is better than eyeball gumballs?

  11. I want eyeball gum balls look yum. Yes my family would love making alien cupcakes

  12. I want to use black gumballs to make spiders to give out.

  13. I love the alien cupcakes and I would make them.

  14. I would give away the Pastel Mix Flowers Sweet Shapes Candies Peg Pouch because they are colorful and will look fantastic on Halloween cupcakes.

  15. I think that the Aliens cupcakes can bring out the creativity and fun with the family. And yes they will definitely enjoy them! 🙂

  16. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love the Halloween Assorted Sixlet mix. I would use it decorate sugar cookies and cupcakes.

  17. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love the Alien cupcakes, my family would definitely love them!

  18. rochelle haynes says:

    I like the spooky gumball eyes they look scary

  19. I would get the shimmer orange gumballs because I think the kids would enjoy them.

  20. Marty Crosson says:

    Googlie Eyes gumballs, because you can use them in so many different ways. Also, I’m not really very artistic, and a couple of eyeballs in icing is about the limit of my cupcake decorating skills 😀

  21. I really like these two candies for Halloween; Foiled Solid Milk Orange Balls & Foiled Solid Milk Purple Balls-

  22. Renee Walters says:

    I love the Alien cupcakes! My kids would love them!

  23. Renee Walters says:

    I like their Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)

  24. I would get the spooky eye gumballs because the kids would love them.

  25. The alien cupcakes are cute and the kids would love them.

  26. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the googley eyeball gumballs to decorate cupcakes and cookies for an upcoming Halloween party.

  27. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love the Alien cupcakes, very creative!

  28. paige chandler says:

    I love the google eye gumballs. Great surprise for the kids.

  29. I like Spooky Eyes Gumballs Peg Bag (8oz) because they are spooky.

  30. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get the Celebrations by Frey’s Spooky Eyes Gumballs because they would make great Halloween gifts for my nieces and nephews.

  31. I would choose the shimmer white sixlets shaker jar so I could decorate cupcakes with the kids.

  32. The kids would thoroughly enjoy making the alien cupcakes.

  33. Laurie Nykaza says:

    We love Halloween and the Spooky Eyes Gumballs are so cute love them for the kids to decorate cupcakes with.

  34. Jennifer W says:

    The Shimmer Orange Gumballs would be my pick. I love anything that shimmers.

  35. Sara Theissen says:

    I would love to try the Black & White Candy Crumble Small Peg Bag! It would be a good decoration for a Halloween treat.

  36. Angela Williams says:

    I like the orange and black sixlets so we can top them on a cupcake with a pumplin design.

  37. lissa crane says:

    I would love to have the 8ozPeg Bag of Spooky Eyes Gumballs! With four kiddo’s, ranging in ages, we are huge Halloween fans and these gumball eyes would be perfect for all the classroom parties for everything from cupcake decorations, to candy spiders! These really would make a difference in making the homemade treats looks fabulous!

  38. I like the spooky gumball eyes because they look scary

  39. Debbie Welchert says:

    Since it is for Halloween, I would give out the Spooky Eyes Gumballs. I think the kids would enjoy them the most.

  40. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love the Alien cupcakes. I know my grandchildren would love making and eating them.

  41. Amanda Maxwell says:

    I’d like to get the Christmas mix bag of sixlets. I have intentions of making a gingerbread house this year and they could be handy!

  42. Amanda Maxwell says:

    My kids would be excited about any cupcakes, in all reality. But, alien cupcakes would definitely make it more fun!

  43. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the pearls and the crumbles to decorate cupcakes and cookies for an upcoming Halloween party.

  44. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    These Alien cupcakes are cute and spooky!

  45. katie bellamy says:

    I’d like the Halloween Mix Sixlets Shaker Jar. I could decorate a few things with those! 🙂

  46. katie bellamy says:

    My kids would LOVE those Alien cupcakes!

  47. I would get the black pearls shaker jar to decorate Halloween cookies.

  48. Love your Alien Cupcakes and we would enjoy making those.

  49. Laurie Nykaza says:

    my family would love to make these cute cupcakes.

  50. I like Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)
    because they are fun.

  51. I like the Orange Sixlets peg Bag. I like Sixlets

  52. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the Halloween sixlet assortment and the pearls to decorate cupcakes and cookies.

  53. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    These cupcakes are so cute!

  54. I would get the orange sixlets to decorate cakes.

  55. The alien cupcakes are cute – the family would enjoy them.

  56. Marilyn Nawara says:

    My kids would love the Alien Cup Cakes — super cute!

  57. Dana Matthews says:

    With the holidays coming up, I’d like to have the Christmas Mix Pearls to add to my cupcakes!

  58. Dana Matthews says:

    These alien cupcakes are great! My girls would enjoy making them!

  59. kelly nicholson says:

    Head over to the Celebration by Frey Website and choose the Spooky Celebration by Frey Candy that you’d most

    sixlets are always my favorite,you can pretty much add them to anything,cup cakes,cakes,cookies,or just eat them out of the bag thanks

  60. kelly nicholson says:

    What do you think of the Alien Cupcakes? Would your family enjoy making these?

    of course..im always looking for cup cake recipes thanks

  61. Amber Terry says:

    I love Sixlets so I would definitely want to get the Halloween Mix–love those colors!!

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  62. The Alien Cupcakes are adorable and my kids would have so much fun making these

  63. I would get the lime green sixlets to use for baked goodies.

  64. The alien cupcakes are very creative. The kids would enjoy putting their own spin on these.

  65. I would get their Halloween Mix Gumballs & the Spooky Eyes Gumballs and put them in a tall glass decanter to use as a centerpiece on our dining room table

  66. I think they are cute & my 2 grandsons would have fun making them

  67. I would like black-white-candy-crumble-small-peg-bag, to decorate toffee

  68. I love their chocolate sixlets the best!!

  69. My great grandchildren will love making these Alien cupcakes. They are really cute and scary!!

  70. Charlene S. says:

    I would like the Orange Gumballs 2lb Bag. I love to chew gum everyday 🙂

  71. Charlene S. says:

    Yes, my family would love making them and eating them too.

  72. Powder Blue & White Candy Crumble Small Peg Bag brings back memories of when I graduated from high school. I just knew someone was going to give me a baby blue 1966 Mustang! A girl can dream, huh?

  73. These alien cupcakes look like so much fun. I can my husband, my 3 sons and daughter-in-laws, and my 3 granddaughters having a blast!

  74. Soha Molina says:

    I like Shimmer Lime Green Pearls Candies Peg Pouch (1.75oz) to use with cookies.

  75. I’d like to get or give their Foiled Solid Milk Orange Balls because they would look pretty in a candy dish or in a clear candy goodie bag.

  76. The Alien cupcakes are cute. It would be a nice family project to decorate them.

  77. Mary Rutter says:

    I like the Haloween Mix Gumballs cause I like gum

  78. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the shimmering pearls and the Halloween sixlet assortment to decorate cupcakes and cookies for an upcoming Halloween party.

  79. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    These cupcakes are very spooky, love them.

  80. Awesome eyeballs..id like them and the Halloween gum all mix.
    Snowflakes for my Easter cakes.
    Because I’ve heard Frey is great candy and chocolate..especially for Easter

  81. My kids would love the alien cupcakes. I could also use the black and the orange gumballs for decorations too.

  82. Renee Walters says:

    The Alien cupcakes are so cute! My kids would love them!

  83. Renee Walters says:

    I like their Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz)

  84. I would get the foiled gold balls. I would put them in my candy dishes.

  85. the Scary Eyes Gumballs love them

  86. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I want the Spooky Eyeballs because my granddaughters would really like these.

  87. LeAnn Harbert says:

    My granddaughters would like to make these cupcakes.

  88. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the assorted Halloween sixlet mix to decorate cupcakes and cookies. I love the colors!

  89. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    Those cupcakes are very spooky and creative!

  90. Jeanna Massman says:

    I love the cupcakes!

  91. Oh yes! The kiddos would love making and eating these! Fun

  92. I like the black gumballs peg bag.

  93. I would choose the Halloween mix gumballs because the kids would like them.

  94. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    These cupcakes are definitely spooky, will have to try them!

  95. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the googley eyeballs, the assorted Halloween sixlet mix, and the shimmering pearls to make a do it yourself decorate cupcake bar for a Halloween party.

  96. Soha Molina says:

    Id get Shimmer White Sixlets Shaker Jar (4.5oz)
    because they look fun.

  97. Melissa Crisp says:

    I’d like the Snowflake mix Pearls. It’s getting to that time of year and I do a lot of baking. These are pretty colors that I think do represent snow and would be perfect for my baked goods.

  98. I would love to try the Halloween Mix Gumballs Peg Bag because it is perfect for my trick or treat party this month
    Thank You for the chance

  99. Your Alien Cupcakes look super cute and yummy! Definitely, I would make some for my trick or treat party
    Thank You

  100. I would like the shimmer orange sixlets to use in decorating cupcakes.

  101. The Alien Cupcakes are cute. I think the kids would enjoy decorating cupcakes as Aliens.

  102. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the pearls, sixlets, and gumballs to create DIY Cupcake Decorating Bar for an upcoming Halloween party.

  103. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    The cupcakes definitely look spooky! Will consider making them for my Halloween party.

  104. Heather Poindexter says:

    I love the Googly eyes gumballs, they would be great for cupcakes!

  105. Soha Molina says:

    I like Halloween Mix Sixlets Shaker because they are fun.

  106. the Scary Eyes Gumballs

  107. My kids would love to make these….and eat them!

  108. Snowflakes..perfect for my white Christmas cakes

  109. Yes, id make your alien cupcakes.

  110. I like the gumball eyeballs you can make some scarry faces

  111. My kids would enjoy making these cupcakes

  112. I would like the foiled orange balls to fill my candy dishes.

  113. Robin Abrams says:

    I like the Spooky Eyes Gumballs Peg Bag . I think the kids would love them

  114. Robin Abrams says:

    My grandkids would love the Alien cupcakes. We may make these for our Grandkids Halloween party they will be a hit

  115. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the sixlets assorted Halloween mix to decorate cupcakes and sugar cookies.

  116. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    These Alien Cupcakes are so cool and cute!

  117. I love their Halloween Mix Sixlets Shaker Jar. We were planning on making some cupcakes and cookies and let everyone decorate their own. I think I am now going to have to include a few aliens! LOL

  118. Maryann D. says:

    I would love to get the Shimmer Lime Green Sixlets Shaker Jar (4.5oz) and the Orange Sixlets Peg Bag (14oz). I would decorate cookies or chocolate pops with them for a Halloween party. I love these colors also!

  119. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says:

    I want Shimmer Orange Sixlets because Halloween is my favorite holiday and I know I can whip up some awesome creations with those!

  120. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says:

    I think the alien cupcakes are adorable! I would absolutely love making these!

  121. The pearlized snowflake mix for Christmas decorating.

  122. Oh for sure..kiddos would love it!

  123. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would use the sixlets assorted Halloween mix to decorate cupcakes and sugar cookies for an upcoming Halloween get together.

  124. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    These cupcakes are definitely spooky, love the colors!

  125. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Halloween Mix Sixlets Shaker love these candies so fun to put on cup cakes

  126. Your alien cupcakes are super cute and I think the kids would really enjoy making them.

  127. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love the assorted Halloween sixlet mix. I could use them to decorate sugar cookies and cupcakes.

  128. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    The cupcakes are definitely spooky, will consider making them for my Halloween party!

  129. I’d love to try the Chocobloc Orange Bar!

  130. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I think they’re cute! It looks like fun!

  131. Candace Galan says:

    Orange shimmer sixlets, would make for great Halloween cupcakes, like the ones in this post.

  132. Candace Galan says:

    I love the idea of these alien cupcakes, especially the tray of decorating goodies to make each your own!

  133. I would love to ge the t Foiled Solid Milk Lavender Balls. My favorite flavor is chocolate and my favorite color is lavender. Nuff said!!

  134. Making these Alein cupcakes would be a hoot for my family!

  135. I think my kids and the older nieces & nephews could do this activity with my younger nieces & nephews!

  136. Angela Saver says:

    I would most love to get the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch so that my daughter & I can use them to decorate our Halloween cupcakes!

  137. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I’d like to try the Chocobloc Orange Bar!

  138. Jeanine Carlson says:

    I think these would be fun to make!

  139. Darlene Owen says:

    I would love the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch so I can make cookies for Halloween.

  140. Darlene Owen says:

    I love the cupcakes, my kids would enjoy making (decorating) them.

  141. The little eyes are cute to decorate with

  142. The alien cupcakes are adorable

  143. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would love the Halloween sixlet assorted mix to decorate sugar cookies and cupcakes.

  144. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    Those cupcakes definitely look spooky, even delicious!

  145. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I like the Foiled Milk Peanut Butter Filled Hearts the most of all of the fine Frey’s Celebration collection of candies.

  146. Renee Rousseau says:

    I like the Snowflake Mix Pearls for decorating cutout sugar cookies. They make the cookies look professional and beautiful.

  147. Renee Rousseau says:

    Our family loves cupcakes, frosting, candy, decorating and Aliens! Need I say more!!

  148. I like black and white candy crumble or those googlie eyes.

  149. Stacy Bennett says:

    I like the Spooky Eyes gumballs! A dish full of those would make a great Halloween prop! I could also put them on top of cupcakes!

  150. Stacy Bennett says:

    I love aliens! These cupcakes are right up my alley! They look fun and easy to make!

  151. Jessica To says:

    I would like to get the orange and brown sixlets because they were a treat as a child.

  152. I’d love to try the Milk Crisped Rice chocolate bar. It’s one of my favorite types of candy!

  153. Yes! We will have fun making your alien cupcakes.

  154. It’s almost Christmas baking time!
    I’d love to have se the pearl snowflakes and Christmas mix..if we win.
    I hope!

  155. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I thought that the Alien Cupcakes were very cute and innovative. My family would definitely enjoy me making these for thbem.

  156. Angela Saver says:

    I love the Ailen cupcakes! My family would love making them, so I need to get all the ingredients!

  157. I like the Halloween Mix Sixlets Shaker Jar because I think it would make a pretty cupcake or cake topping .

  158. I would most like to give and get the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch because they are fun and silly!

  159. Shelley Joy P says:

    I’d like to hand out the Foiled Solid Milk Jack-O-Lantern Discs this Halloween. I think the different faces are adorable and everyone loves chocolate 🙂

  160. Shelley Joy P says:

    My family would love making Alien Cupcakes 🙂 Such a fun and yummy activity! Thanks for sharing!

  161. Oh my goodness, I like those eyeball cupcakes. Too funny!

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