How to make witch hat cupcakes? Making witch hat cupcakes is a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit! These mini cakes are easy enough for kids to make and they’re also delicious.
Making witch hat cupcakes for Halloween is surprisingly easy. You don’t need to be a pastry chef or have any fancy kitchen tools to make these fun and festive treats, just a little bit of time! Check out this recipe for how to make witch hat cupcakes with step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes
The witch is certainly a powerful and popular figure, and the witch has appeared and reappeared in myths, cultural stories, legends, and literature through the ages.
In fact, in almost every culture, in almost every period, you can find a witch-like figure. There is Lilith, a female witch-demon who appears in Jewish folklore, as well as Iranian, Christian, Greek, Mexican, and Arab literature.
In recent years, there are the young wizards and witches of J.K. Rowlings beloved Harry Potter series. It is rare indeed to go an entire Halloween night and not see a few dozen Harry Potter Halloween costumes.
So which witch do you want to be for your Halloween costume? Do you want to be a spooky witch, a green-faced witch, or even a good witch? Below I’ve given a brief explanation of three popular witch figures and legends, as well as some suggestions on how to make a great witch Halloween costume.
I’ll Get You, My Pretty!
Often, the first witch people think of is the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, with her flowing black robes, pointed black hat, buckle shoes, warty nose, and emerald green skin. Add in a good cackle, maybe even a flying evil monkey and you’ve got a great Halloween costume.
It’s also a good Halloween costume to make at the last minute. You just need some black clothing, green face paint, a household broom, and some brown or black makeup. If you can scrounge up a black hat, you’ll surely be instantly recognized as a witch. Many Halloween costume shops sell or rent out witch costumes, which is often cheaper and less time-intensive than buying all your items individually.
Double, Double Toil and Trouble.
For those Shakespeare buffs out there, why not find two good friends and go as the three witches from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth? Actually, if you have a group of four friends, have one of you dress up as Hecate, the powerful and historic witch of the night.
As Shakespeare does not provide too much detail about the witches’ costumes, you and your friends can let your imagination decide what your Halloween costumes will look like. You could even rent one of the many versions of Macbeth (Scotland, PA is a particularly odd one), and see how other people have imagined the witches.
This Halloween costume gives you a great excuse to dress up as a spooky, dark witch and memorize some beautifully creepy Shakespearean witch lines like Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.
I Saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I Saw Goody Osburn with the Devil!
My last suggestion for a witch Halloween costume is to do a little research about the Salem Witch Trials and Arthur Millers The Crucible. Most people encountered The Crucible in high school classes.
It is a play detailing a witch-hunt that occurs in a Puritan community. This sounds like an odd lead-in to Halloween costume advice, but Millers’ tale about people accusing others of witchcraft and dancing with the devil in the forest provides a lot of fun possibilities for Halloween costumes.
Like the Macbeth witches, this could be a great group Halloween costume idea. Have some bewitched Puritans, have some religious folk, and maybe even a witch or a devil.
Witch Hat Cupcakes Recipe
You can make your cupcake bases as you see fit. I love to use my chocolate cupcake recipe but you could use a boxed cake mix too. They are on sale all the time, always just a buck at your local Dollar Tree store, and super easy to dress up so no one knows you used a boxed mix.
I often keep cupcake bases in my freezer for those times I want to whip up something fun and whimsical – like these witch hat cupcakes or even my Oreo cupcakes.
How do you store The Best Little Shop of Horror Witch Hat Cupcakes?
Here is the thing – with the more futzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature. Granted, they aren’t going to be around that long – my family of three could easily take them out in two to three days. Since you are using canned frosting instead of buttercream frosting or fondant, they should be fine for five to six days. You can learn more about that in our article How To Frost A Cupcake.
Witch Hat Cupcake Ingredients
So, you will need sugar cones for the With Hat Cupcake Toppers. It can be found at your local grocery store- I was lucky to score them at Kroger but they always have a 12-count box at your local Dollar Tree store.
For Witch Hat Cupcakes you will need:
- Chocolate cupcakes, cooled are ready to decorate.
- Sugar ice cream cones, 1 for each cupcake
- Any round, flat cookie, 1 for each cupcake
- Green and purple frosting
- Sprinkles – again, you can get these at the Dollar Tree.
- 10-12 oz chocolate
- 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
Witch Hat Cupcake Toppers
The first thing you will want to do is to make the witch hat cupcake toppers. They need a little time to set up before you fully assemble your Halloween Witch Hat Cupcake creations.
Melt chocolate and shortening together to make the chocolate thin enough for dipping the cookies and cones.
Dip cookies and cones in chocolate and set aside or place in refrigerator to set
How to Make Witch Hat Cupcakes
Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, alternating colors as you wish
Pipe a line of frosting around the opening of the cone and place it in the center of the cookie to create the witch hat.
Pipe frosting all the way around where the cookie and cone meet and pour on sprinkles to create a hatband.
Place the hat on top of cupcake.
Pipe a thin square shaped buckle in the center front of the hat band.
Your witch hat cupcakes are ready to entertain your spooky guests with!