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Adorable Baby Frankenstein Halloween Buttercream Dessert Board

Baby Frankenstein Buttercream Dessert Board

Just when you thought dessert boards couldn’t get any spookier, I’m thrilled to introduce the Baby Frankenstein Halloween Buttercream Dessert Board. With a ghastly green hue, playful black buttercream hair, and cookies to spare, this monster mash of a dessert is a Halloween treat to remember!

Why This Recipe Works

The richness of the buttercream combined with the salty crunch of pretzels and the sweet goodness of cookies creates a multi-textured, flavor-packed experience. The vibrant, ghoulish colors not only give this dessert a captivating visual appeal but are also key to its delightful flavor profiles. Baby Frankenstein has never looked (or tasted) this good!


  1. How much food coloring should I use? Start with a drop or two and adjust to achieve the desired intensity.
  2. Can I use other types of cookies? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment and find your family’s favorite combinations.
Baby Frankenstein Halloween Buttercream Dessert Board

Tips and Tricks

  • Mix gel food colors with a toothpick to avoid adding too much.
  • When crafting Frankenstein’s ‘hair’ with pretzels, layer them for a thicker and funkier look.
  • For an even scarier look, you can break some pretzel sticks to give our Baby Frankenstein some ‘jagged’ hair edges.


  • Mummy Frankenstein: Use strips of white fondant to wrap around and make a mummified version.
  • Monster Mix: Add some candy eyeballs or gummy worms to the board for added creepiness.
  • Dark Frankenstein: Opt for dark chocolate frosting or add some cocoa to the buttercream.

What ingredients do you need for this Halloween Dessert Board?

Let’s dive deep into the ghoulishly delightful ingredients of our Baby Frankenstein Buttercream Dessert Board and decipher why each is crucial to this spooky masterpiece:

  1. 3 cups buttercream frosting:
    • Role: This acts as the base and body of our Baby Frankenstein. It’s the creamy, sweet foundation upon which the entire dessert board is built, providing a canvas for coloring and decorating.
  2. 2 cups mini pretzels:
    • Role: These provide texture and a salty contrast to the sweetness of the other ingredients. They also function as facial features or scars on our little monster, adding to the playful Halloween theme.
  3. 2 cups pretzel sticks:
    • Role: These are essential for crafting Frankenstein’s iconic ‘hair’. The crunchy texture and salty flavor contrast delightfully with the smooth buttercream.
  4. 2 dozen chocolate sandwich cookies:
    • Role: These cookies add depth with their rich chocolate flavor and can be used to fashion eyes, ears, or even a mouth for Frankenstein, enhancing the overall aesthetics.
  5. 1 dozen vanilla sandwich cookies:
    • Role: These lighter-colored cookies offer a color contrast and a different flavor profile. They can be utilized for creating facial features that stand out against the green buttercream.
  6. 1 dozen mini chocolate sandwich cookies:
    • Role: These smaller cookies are perfect for detail work, perhaps as nostrils or smaller features, giving you more options in your design process.
  7. Black Gel Food Color:
    • Role: Essential for adding details to Frankenstein’s face like pupils or even a quirky little stitched-up scar. Gel food color is concentrated and provides intense color without affecting the frosting’s consistency.
  8. Leaf Green Gel Food Color:
    • Role: This is what transforms our buttercream into the iconic green hue associated with Frankenstein. Again, being gel-based, it ensures color richness without compromising the texture of the buttercream.

Each ingredient, while delicious on its own, plays a dual role in this dessert board: contributing to flavor and texture while also being integral to the overall Halloween-themed design of Baby Frankenstein. Combining these elements, we get a treat that’s not just tasty but also visually appealing and fun to craft.

Where to Serve

While perfect for a Halloween party centerpiece, it’s also a hit for horror movie nights, or even as a playful treat during a kid’s monster-themed birthday party.

Storage Tips

While your Baby Frankenstein Dessert Board is best enjoyed fresh, you can refrigerate the buttercream for up to 2-3 days. Just ensure you store it in an airtight container and let it come to room temperature before serving.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Overly Soft Buttercream: If your buttercream becomes too soft, pop it in the fridge for a short while to firm up before using.
  • Color Too Dark: Remember, gel food colors are concentrated. Start with a small amount and add gradually to get the desired shade.
Baby Frankenstein Halloween Buttercream Dessert Board

Making This Recipe with Kids

Creating Baby Frankenstein is a spooky delight for kids!

  1. Let them craft the face using cookies as eyes and mini pretzels as scars or stitches.
  2. Mixing the food coloring into the buttercream can be both educational and fun as they learn about color mixing.
  3. Allow their creativity to run wild, and who knows? You might end up with a Baby Frankenstein army!
Baby Frankenstein Halloween Buttercream Dessert Board

Topping Options

Sky’s the limit here. Consider adding sprinkles for a festive touch, use marshmallows as bolts on the neck, or even incorporate chocolate chips for added texture and taste.

Elevate your Halloween with this playful dessert that’s as much fun to create as it is to devour. It’s a monstrous hit that combines the best of flavors, textures, and the spirit of the spooky season. Enjoy your monster-making adventure!

What are some other amazing party friendly Halloween recipes?

If you are looking for more fun Halloween Treats for kids be sure to check out this comprehensive list! 50 Fun And Creative Halloween Treats For Kids!

Baby Frankenstein Halloween Buttercream Dessert Board
Yield: 1 board

East Halloween Frankenstein Buttercream Board

This baby frankestein dessert board features a fun design in the middle made of buttercream! This is great for any Halloween party.


  • 3 cup buttercream frosting
  • 2 cup mini pretzels
  • 2 cup pretzel sticks
  • 2 dozen chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 dozen vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 1 dozen mini chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Black Gel Food Color
  • Leaf Green Gel Food Color


  1. Dye white frosting green.
  2. Add to a piping bag fitted with a tip 1A (large round tip).
  3. Draw the outline of the face
  4. Fill in the face keeping an even amount of pressure while piping lines back and forth
  5. Note: do not drag the piping bag, lift it about the board and let the icing fall.
  6. Use an offset spatula to smooth the icing out
  7. Once the face is done, dye the green icing black for the hair
  8. Add to a new piping bag fitting with a large star tip.
  9. Pipe on the hair, again piping slightly above the board so it falls and doesn’t scrape the green
  10. Remove one of the cookies from 2 sandwich cookies and place those as the eyes
  11. Add two mini sandwich cookies as the pupils
  12. Add the remaining black icing to third bag without a piping tip
  13. Cut off a small tip
  14. Pip on the mouth and the scars with stiches.
  15. Layers cookies and pretzels all around the outside.
  16. Let the Monster Mash Begin

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 25mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 1gSugar 31gProtein 3g

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