Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes. These adorable Halloween cupcakes are perfect for a party or just because! Beautful halloween cupcakes topped with witch hats made with cookies and chocolate kisses!
Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes
I love Halloween. Ok,truth be told I love every holiday and I come up with many “reasons” why a holiday should be done all month long. Food and fun kids activities are my main reasons. I love spending the time with the kids making (and eating) fun holiday themed treats and I love doing holiday themed crafts and activities with them too. Yes this is a kids crafts and activities site, but for me that also means kid focused fun food too. I mean really you can not have a kids party with out awesoome party food, and if you really want kids to do things food is an awesome motivator. 😉
When it comes to holiday food, fun food that is holiday themed to be more specific is a must in our house and if yoou have kids I am sure yours love fun food too!
Halloween is coming soon and I wanted to make lots of fun treats to share and ones that are easy so you can get the kids involved. My kids loved making these witch cupcakes and loved eating them even more!
In a crunch for an easy Halloween treat these Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes are perfect! I made them with homemade cupcakes and homemade frosting but you can totally make them with some store bought cupcakes and just add on the witch hats if you want to
Fun Halloween Recipes
- Monster Popcorn BallsGhost Hot Chocolate
- Ghost cupcakes
- White Chocolate Ghost pops
- Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Oreo Pops
- Mummy Cookies
- Monster eyeball Cookies
- Ghost Strawberries
- Spider Cupcakes
Tips for Making Cupcakes
Fill the cupcake liners appropriately. You do not want to over fill the cupcake liners. Follow the directions for the specific cupcake recipe, if the recipe doesn’t tell you how full stick to the 2/3 full rule. Which is roughly 3 tablespoons of cupcake batter per cupcake liner.
Use the best kitchen tool for filling liners. If you are working with a thick cupcake batter then you want to use a spoon or a cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners. If it is a thin cupcake batter then use a bowl with a spout or a glass measuring cup to pour in the batter.
Follow the recipe. Each cupcake recipe is different. It is important to follow the recipe as directed. all of our cupcake recipes have been tested multiple times to make sure they are perfect.
Bring ingredients to room temperature. Cupcakes will bake best when the ingredients are brought to room temperature before mixing the cupcake batter.
Do not over mix. Over mixing the batter will lead to having tough and flat cupcakes. When making cupcakes you have to be careful that you don’t over mix the batter when you are folding in the flour mixture. If you over-mix your angel food cake batter your cupcakes will turn out flat. You want to mix everything just until mixed, over mixing will cause you to have rough and tough cupcakes. We all know that the best cupcake are light and fluffy.
Bake one tray at a time. Using the center of the oven rack and bake one tray of cupcakes at a time. This will give you the best cupcake results.
How to Store Cupcakes
It is best to store cupcakes in an airtight container on the counter. Cupcakes are best to be enjoyed with in 48 hours of making them. They won’t be bad to eat after 40 hours but they will start to dry out and not be as fresh.
After frosting cupcakes you are ok to store them on the counter for a day or 2 but after that they should be stored in the fridge.
If you are storing them unfrosted you can store them in an airtight container or a plastic bag. If you are storing them with frosting on top I suggest using a cupcake storage container.
How to tell when cupcakes are done baking
I like to use the toothpick test when I am making cupcakes with the kids because it is easier for them to see and learn. But if you have been making cupcakes for a while you may not want to use that method.
If you are wanting an even easier method, the cupcake bounce done method as we call it is even easier. Pull the tray of cupcakes out from the oven and lightly press on a cupcake in the middle of the baking pan. If it bounces right back and no finger print is left behind then your cupcakes are done. If there is a finger print you need to bake them for a few more minutes.
Tips for Decorating Cupcakes
Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. If you frost cupcakes while they are still warm then the frosting will melt.
If you have never decorated cupcakes, be sure to check out these posts to help you. I promise you that it is super easy to have bakery fancy cupcakes made at home in your kitchen!
- How to get a perfect cupcake swirl
- Easy Way to Fill a pastry bag
- How to Swirl multiple Flavors of Frosting
Witch Hat Cupcakes Ingredients
24 cupcakes. You can use any flavor cupcake that you want to. You can use a boxed mix or a homemade cupcake recipe. If you are wanting to color the cupcakes then you will want to use a white cupcake so you can color it with food coloring. If you are looking for homemade cupcake recipes check out our favorites. I like to have fun colors, so I used purple food coloring to color the white cupcakes, if you are using Vanilla Cupcake use gel food coloring to color them but you can also use any flavor cupcake you want to if you are not going to color them.
- chocolate chip cupcakes
- Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
- strawberry cupcakes
- chocolate cupcakes
- Peanut butter cupcakes
- blackberry cupcakes
2 cups Frosting. You can use any white frosting that you want to, and if you want to skip making frosting you can use store bought frosting. If you are looking for frosting recipes check out some of our favorites. I like to color the frosting and when I made these I colored it green, you can color yours green or any color you want to or use a different flavored frosting. Vanilla buttercream, marshmallow buttercream, or almond buttercream are best for coloring frosting.
- Blackberry Buttercream Frosting
- Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting
- Caramel Buttercream Frosting
- Chocolate buttercream frosting
24 fudge striped cookies
24 Hershey’s kisses
Food Coloring (optional)
How to Make Witch Hat Cupcakes
Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
If you are making homemade frosting make that while you are letting the cupcakes cool.
Pipe a thick circle starting in the center of the cupcake.
Place a cookie upside down on the cupcake.
Add frosting to the bottom of the Hershey’s Kiss candy and attach it to the cookie.
If you want to add a little more frosting around the chocolate kiss you totally can to give the witches hat more flare.
Halloween Activities for Kids
- Yarn Mummy
- Glow in the Dark Slime
- Falling Leaves Handprint Towel Craft
- Pumpkin Handprint towel
- Ghost Handprint towel
- Frakenstein Footprint Canvas
- Halloween Slime
- 24 cupcakes
- 2 cups frosting
- 24 fudge striped cookies
- 24 Hershey’s kisses
- Food Coloring (optional)
- Bake the cupcakes, color the cake batter while making it if you are going to color the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
- If you are making homemade frosting make that while you are letting the cupcakes cool and color it green if desired.
- Pipe a thick circle starting in the center of the cupcake.
- Place a cookie upside down on the cupcake.
- Add frosting to the bottom of the Hershey’s Kiss candy and attach it to the cookie.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 4g