Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Little Witchy

Don't you just LOVE these "Little Witch Cupcakes"!These great-tasting, ghoulish-looking cupcakes are a wickedly easy treat for a Halloween party! Our trick: Keep kids antsy for the festivities happily busy by letting them help with the simple decorations.
Martha Stewart
Witch Cupcakes
Makes 12
Ingredients:
Directions: 
  1. Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake, and fill with mini M&Ms, if desired.
  2. Cover the tops of each cupcake with a generous mound (about 1/3 cup) of buttercream. Insert one candy corn into each cupcake to form a nose. Using brown mini M&Ms, insert two into each cupcake to form eyes. Place two short lengths of licorice above the eyes to form eyebrows for the witch. Place the shorter licorice lengths above the eyebrows to form bangs. Place an inverted cone on top of bangs, pressing gently into buttercream to adhere. Place the longer licorice lengths under the cone hat to form the hair.

Note: Best made the day of the party. These cupcakes don't keep too long because the Sugar Cone Hat turns soft especially in humid climates like Houston.
Taste of Home

Wicked Witch Cupcakes
Makes 12
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green food coloring
    WITCH HATS:
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • Assorted food coloring of your choice
  • 12 to 16 ice cream sugar cones
  • Fruit Roll-Ups, licorice and assorted candies of your choice

Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined. Fill paper- or foil-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Tint frosting green; frost cupcakes. For hats, combine frosting and milk; tint with food coloring. Frost ice cream cones. Using small cookie cutters, cut out shapes from Fruit Roll-Ups; arrange on hats. Add licorice for hair and candies for faces. Place a hat on each witch.

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4 comments:

Diane said...

The witch cupcakes are toooo cute! Thanks for solving my dilemma over what to have the girls do for Achievement Days on Tuesday. I love it when the "activity" is also the refreshment....2 birds with 1 stone!

Pineapple Hill said...

What a fun calling. I bet Chloe loves that her amazing mom is the leader! Have a good time with the girls:)

Christina Bambina said...

ok, so you have the cutest recepies!!! not fair! but thanks for sharing!!!!

And thanks for asking if I'm feeling better, I actually am thanks to the antibiotics, I'm glad I took them when I did, and didn't drag this one out like I usually do! A BIG X-O

Kayley said...

haha- the top ones look so mean! i just want to eat their hats.