My family’s favorite Halloween movie has always been Hocus Pocus. It’s the first movie we watch when fall rolls around! That’s why I think a witch party is the perfect theme for a Halloween party! And when you’re hosting a party, you’ll need a fun dessert, right? These Hocus Pocus themed witch hat cupcakes are a quick and easy treat perfect for a spooky celebration.
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Finding quick and easy treats to make for your Halloween party is a must! And since cupcakes are always a popular dessert, they make a great option for your next Halloween party. This simple cupcake decorating trick is an easy way to transform plain cupcakes into a fun party treat.
On top of being so cute, these fun witch hat Halloween cupcakes couldn’t be simpler to make! All you need are five simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time to create an adorable Halloween snack for the kids at your party.
Planning on spending Halloween at home this year? Check out all these fun Halloween at home ideas to have an amazing at-home Halloween with your kids!
Witch Hat Cupcakes
To make these fun ice cream cone witch hat cupcakes, you’ll start with premade cupcakes, then decorate them with sugar cones. Then, you’ll decorate those cones to turn them into a witch-themed Halloween treat.
To make this easy witches hat cupcakes recipe, you’ll need:
- Cupcakes. You can use any type or flavor of cupcakes for this easy recipe. Make your own cupcakes using a cake mix or recipe. Or purchase premade cupcakes at the grocery store.
- Orange icing. The icing will be used to decorate your cupcakes and your witch hat cones. I used Pillsbury Funfetti Orange All-Star frosting. You can also use orange food coloring to dye plain white icing.
- Witch hat ice cream cones. Top your cupcakes with some ice cream cone witch hats to decorate each treat. Click the link above to get the recipe for these fun Halloween cupcake toppers. These witch hats are made with Oreo sugar cones, pizelle cookies, and Wilton color mist spray.
How to Make Witch Hat Cupcakes
These cute treats are quick and easy to make because there’s no need to have any cake decorating experience. Just follow these three simple steps to make your Halloween cupcakes.
The first step is to prepare your cupcakes. Bake your own cupcakes and allow them to cool completely. Or unpackage your store-bought cupcakes and remove the icing on top (unless the icing is already orange).
Decorate your cupcakes with orange icing. I used a 1M piping tip to pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes.
When your cupcakes are ready, it’s time to make your witch hat cupcake toppers. Start by using your Wilton color mist to spray the tops of all your pizzelle cookies and allow them to dry completely. You can spray both sides of the cookies if you want, but I found that color the tops of each cookie was enough to give the witchy effect.
Fill a piping bag with orange icing and cut the tip off the bag. Pipe a line of icing around the top of the ice cream cone. Press the pizzelle cookie onto the line of icing and hold it in place, then carefully flip the witch hat over and place it on a flat surface. Decorate the edge of the cone with a line of orange icing, and press an orange candy into the icing to finish creating these fun witch treats.
For more detailed instructions on how to create these witch hat toppers, click the link in the ingredient list for a full tutorial.
Hocus Pocus Themed Cupcakes
These Halloween witch hat treats are so simple to make, which means you can easily change up the recipe to make them your own! Try these recipe ideas to create a cute and delicious treat for the kids at your witch themed party.
Use traditional sugar cones. IIf you aren’t able to find Oreo ice cream cones at your store, you can simply spray your brown sugar cones with Wilton color mist to turn them black.
Fill the cones with candy. Add even more fun to your Halloween treats by filling your witch hat cones with candy before assembling them. The kids at your party will love finding a surprise treat inside their cones.
Decorate with different colors. Orange and black are classic Halloween colors, but you can use different color combinations to decorate your witch hat cupcakes for a unique look. Try using witchy colors like purple or green instead of orange to change up the style of your Halloween dessert.
Witch Hat cupcakes
Make your own Hocus Pocus themed dessert for your Halloween party with this easy recipe for witch hat cupcakes.
- 1 box white cake mix, prepared as 24 cupcakes
- 2 containers orange icing (I used Pillsbury Funfetti All-Star Orange)
- 2 packages Oreo sugar ice cream cones (Joy brand)
- 24 pizzelle cookies (mine were from Aldi)
- Wilton black color mist
- Reese's Pieces
- Bake the cupcakes according to the package instructions and allow them to cool completely.
- Top each cupcake with icing using a 1M piping tip.
- To make the witch hat toppers, spray the color mist over the pizzelle cookies and allow them to dry completely.
- Fill a piping bag with orange icing and pipe a line of icing around the top of each cone.
- Press the center of the pizzelle cookie onto the cone and place it on a flat surface. Pipe a line of icing around the edge of the cone, then press an orange Reese’s on the front of the cone.
- Place the witch hats on top of the cupcakes before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 4g
More Fun Halloween Recipe Ideas:
40 Halloween Themed Desserts to Haunt Your Party
40 Spooky Witch Party Food Ideas for Halloween
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!
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