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So, Halloween is only days away here now. My family and I have already watched Hocus Pocus a few times. Because the Sanderson Sisters are seriously are favorite witches and movies for Halloween-time, too.
My daughters also have their costumes picked and purchased. My oldest still has a thing for Disney’s Descendants, especially after the third movie premiered this past summer. She has already viewed that movie more times than I can count. So, Mal is the costume of choice for her.
What about my youngest?
But my youngest had her heart set on being a witch this year. She originally thought about being one of the Sanderson sisters. But since her older sister didn’t want to go along with the theme, she decided against that. But then she got the idea to be what Dani was for her 8th Halloween in Hocus Pocus. If you have seen the now-famous movie, then I think you can guess where we are going with this one.
That’s right, she is being a sassy witch. She not only got the costume of her choice. But she had to get a witches broom to match. Plus, what witch doesn’t have a spellbook or cauldron.
Thus a new witch recipe was created.
So, I just had to make her, as well as the whole family Witch Cauldron Cupcakes. I mean you already know how we feel about cupcakes. Plus, witch-themed recipes are something that I always make anyway during this time of the year.
Therefore, why not Witch Cauldron Cupcakes. I made my cupcakes from a store-bought mix. You could make your own or even buy pre-made uniced cupcakes. I used a bit of green food coloring, fondant and pretzels, as well.
So you want to make Witch Cauldron Cupcakes this Halloween?
Then, keep scrolling to see just how I make them now,
Witch Cauldron Cupcakes Recipe Tutorial
- Chocolate cake mix + all ingredients to make it** (Most cake mixes yield 24 cupcakes so half the recipe to bake up one dozen instead!)
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- ¼ tsp Kelly green gel food coloring
- Black decorating frosting
- Green gel food icing
- 2-3 oz. green fondant
- 3-4 oz. dark grey fondant (to achieve this shade, knead white and black fondant together or, color white fondant with black gel food coloring)
- 12 pretzel sticks
- Prepare cupcakes according to the mix’s directions. Bake in a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool before decorating.
- Remove paper liners on cupcakes.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, and milk. These ingredients will make up the buttercream frosting.
- Once the buttercream starts to form, add Kelly green gel food coloring.
- Beat until ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks.
- Frost the center of each cupcake with green buttercream.
- Using Wilton tip #12, pipe out a black frosting border around each cupcake.
- Frost the green portion of the cupcake with the green gel food icing, in random squiggles.
- Roll out different sized spheres from the green fondant and place a few per cupcake.
- Insert two toothpicks on either side of each cupcake. These will act as the support of the cauldrons’ handles.
- Roll dark grey fondant into 12 spheres, about 1 inch in size.
- Roll out each sphere into a thick strip, about ½ an inch thick and 4 ½ inches long.
- Insert one end of a grey fondant strip onto one of the toothpicks and then arch it to meet the other toothpick.
- Snap the pretzel sticks in half and insert one into each toothpick.
- Serve and enjoy.
What costumes are your kids wearing this Halloween?
Now, share with me in the comments.