These cupcakes aren't the average graveyard looks like the popular cookie dirt with gummy worm version so popular around Halloween. There are a lot of wonderful new creations that are somewhat easy to make if you are versed in fondant. You can cheat and buy pre made fondant which was much easier than trying to figure it out on you own, although there is a recipe in the book. Most of the cake part of the recipes are easy to follow and made with simple ingredients. The pictures are nicely done and can provide enough inspiration that you could combine the ideas into something more unique. The fondant is a hard thing to grasp, so if you have limited skills when it comes to sculpture, I would suggest sticking to the simple. I had no talent trying to get the hand for to look anything like the ones in the pictures of a hand coming out of a grave. Overall, this is a great book to just look at.