Adorable Purple Bat Buttercream Board For Halloween Fun

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This bat buttercream board is swooping in to add some delicious fun to your Halloween parties. You know we have to add some sweetness to the traditional charcuterie board and overall viral butter board trends going around, so get ready for a dessert board frenzy! This post contains affiliate links.

Similar to the little pumpkin frosting board and the graveyard icing board, this bat buttercream board is perfect for any non-scary Halloween party or fall event. It’s a super cute purple frosting bat surrounded by delicious sweets and treats for dipping.

Purple frosting bat surrounded by sweets and treats for a Halloween buttercream board.

Cute Bat Buttercream Board for Halloween

Growing up, holiday recipes were a big deal in my household. My Grandma always made sure to have treats, sweets, and decorations galore around for Halloween. My goal is to share cute and easy recipes, so people can make the holidays memorable without spending eons in the kitchen.

This Bat Frosting Board is inspired by dessert charcuterie boards, combined with the viral butter boards trend. It’s a fusion of tradition and modern dessert artistry, making it the perfect centerpiece for your next holiday party.

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Oh, and we cannot forget to shoutout the icon herself, Ava Ryan for making bats extra popular on Halloween. “It’s Fricken Bats, I love Halloween” forever lives in my head and I love it!

Reasons to Love this Bat Frosting Board

  • A gorgeous buttercream board that’s the star of the show.
  • A delightful blend of textures, from the crusty bread-like texture of cookies to the softness of marshmallows.
  • Easy dessert that takes your holiday recipes to the next level.
  • Versatile – customize with your favorite cookies, from shortbread cookies to animal crackers.

Bat Dessert Board Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this fun Halloween dessert recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

Steps to Make this Batty Buttercream Board

Step 1: Prep the Icing
Begin by adding purple food coloring to the icing. Mix until the color is blended thoroughly and you get the shade of purple that you want.

Purple frosting next to a bat template and piping bag.

Step 2: Set Up Your Piping Bag
Fit a pastry bag with a round piping tip. Once in place, fill the bag with the purple icing.

Bat template on a plate with parchment paper and scissors.

Step 3: Prepare the Bat Template
Print out the free printable bat template. Cut out the bat shape and, if you prefer, trace it onto parchment paper. Position this template at the center of your serving board.

Outlining bat with purple frosting.

Step 4: Outline and Fill the Bat Shape
Using your piping bag, trace the outside of the bat template with the icing. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also freehand this step. Once the outline is complete, proceed to fill in the entire bat shape with the icing.

Using an offset spatula to smooth out purple frosting bat.

Step 5: Smooth and Perfect
With an offset spatula, smooth out the surface of the frosting. If necessary, touch up the shape of the bat to make sure it looks just right.

Eyes and mouth on frosting bat.

Step 6: Add Facial Features
Place two large candy eyes on the bat. Then, draw a tiny mouth using the icing. For a spooky touch, cut two fangs from a mini marshmallow and position them just below the mouth.

Purple buttercream bat surrounded by cookies, candies, and brownies.

Step 7: Define the Bat
Surround the entire bat shape with mini marshmallows. This not only defines the bat but also adds a fun texture to the board.

Step 8: Corner Decorations
Place brownie bites at the top right and bottom left corners of the board. Next, position mini bundt cakes at the top left and bottom right corners.

Step 9: Fill in the Gaps
Fill the open white spaces on the board by adding a mix of cookies, mini cupcakes, and brownies. This step brings variety and depth to your dessert board.

Cookies, candies, and other treats around a purple buttercream frosting bat.

Step 10: Final Touches
Make sure there are no empty spaces left on the board. Fill in any gaps with mini cookies, gummy pumpkins, marshmallows, and sour worms.

Step 11: Serve and Enjoy
Present your Bat Frosting Board with spoons and plates, ready for your guests to dive in and enjoy!

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What Else to Serve

Looking for Halloween goodies to add to your party? From creepy to cute, we have several spooktacular recipes to explore:

Goblin Goo Punch: This green gooey punch is the perfect drink for your creeptastic bash.

Moldy Banana Muffins: For a trick that’s also a treat, make these moldy Halloween muffins that look gross but taste delicious.

Bat Cookies: To keep the bat theme going, make these tasty bat cutout cookies.

Halloween Pasta Salad: To add some savory to the party, this creepy pasta salad is a favorite for an appetizer or side dish.

Butternut Squash Bat Soup: More bats! If you’re serving a full dinner, consider adding this creamy and delcious butternut squash soup with pasta bats.

Recipe Swaps and Variations

  • Swap the creamy decorator icing for homemade cream cheese frosting.
  • Add confectioners’ sugar or icing sugar for a different texture.
  • Experiment with new variations like a peanut butter board or a chocolate buttercream board.
  • You can also fill in empty spaces on the tray with chocolate chips, your favorite sprinkles, nuts, graham crackers, apple slices, other fresh fruit, or chunks of pound cake.
Purple bat buttercream board with purple plates and decor.

Equipment Needed

Purple Halloween bat buttercream board surrounded by treats with purple decor.

Storage

Store any leftover treats in a food-safe container. However, this board is best enjoyed fresh. Ideally, you want the cookies and other dipping treats to be room temperature and the frosting to be chilled from the refrigerator.

Yield: 14 Servings

Purple Bat Buttercream Board

Purple frosting bat surrounded by sweets and treats for a Halloween buttercream board.

Halloween vibes swooping in with this Bat Frosting Board! Packed with sweet goodies with a purple bat-shaped icing base, it's the fun, spooky dessert board everyone will rave about at your next party.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2 cups Wilton Creamy Decorator Icing, Medium, 16 oz tub
  • Purple Food Coloring
  • 2 Large Candy Eyes
  • Black Wilton Sparkle Gel
  • 3/4 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 Hostess Bundt Cakes
  • 4 Brownie Bites
  • 2 Mini Cupcakes
  • 2 Mini Donuts
  • 8 Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
  • 4 OREO Cookies
  • 12 Mini OREO Cookies
  • 6 Mini Golden OREO Cookies
  • 6 Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 10 Mini Chocolate Pretzels
  • 1/2 Cup Gummy Pumpkins
  • 8 Purple & Orange Striped Marshmallows
  • 6 Sour Worms

Tools

  • Square Serving Tray
  • Round Piping Tip
  • Disposable Decorating Bags, Celebrate It
  • Parchment Paper Sheet
  • Offset Spatula

Instructions

  1. Combine purple food coloring with the decorator icing, stirring until the desired shade is reached.
  2. Prepare a pastry bag by attaching a round piping tip and then loading it with the purple icing.
  3. Download, print, and cut the bat template. Optionally, outline it onto parchment paper and set it at the middle of your presentation board.
  4. Use the icing to sketch the bat's outline, either guided by the template or by freehand. Proceed to fill in the bat silhouette completely.
  5. Level out the iced bat using an offset spatula, making any necessary shape corrections.
  6. Position the candy eyes on the bat, sketch a small mouth, and fashion two fangs from a mini marshmallow, situating them beneath the mouth.
  7. Encircle the bat silhouette with mini marshmallows for added definition.
  8. Situate brownie bites at the upper right and lower left board corners.
  9. Position mini bundt cakes at the upper left and lower right board corners.
  10. Fill in the remaining board areas with a mix of cookies, mini cupcakes, and brownies.
  11. Fill any lingering gaps with mini cookies, gummy pumpkins, various marshmallows, and sour worms.
  12. Present the Bat Frosting Board, complemented by spoons and plates for serving.

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