Sugar Swings! Serve Some: witchy cupcakes for halloween....!

Friday, October 26, 2012

witchy cupcakes for halloween....!

so are you sick of the little dude or in this case dudette cupcake toppers??? i mean i've made them so many times now i think i can do them in my sleep....(like gnomes, leprechauns, uncle sam's, the harry potter crew)....but hey it's halloween season and what's better than some green witches!

as with all the other ones, they are basically made with hershey kisses, tootsie rolls (in this case lime flavored!), and candy wafers/melts...

cut the very tip off the kiss then unwrap the tootsie roll and microwave it for no more than 10 seconds to get it pliable...roll tootsie roll into a ball (save a little bit from one of them to make some long witch noses) and just stick the nose onto the ball head (it will stick just fine without anything else to adhere it)

attach the head to the body with some candy melt/wafer....then once dry dip the body into some black candy melt (i use a small shallow dish to do this so i can control it better)...oh and if the candy melt is too warm it will melt the kiss, so make sure it's not way hot when you dip...don't worry if your dipping isn't perfect to the top of the green can fill in with a color to cover up any imperfections...

for the witches hats, i originally used bugles dipped in black candy melt, but they seemed too large, so decided to go with candy corn dipped in candy melt instead...."pipe" a circle of black candy melt for the brim, then while still wet add a candy corn....once dry dip the rest of the candy corn into the black candy....

i wanted something a little fun for the cupcakes so went a yellow boxed cake mix and then tinted halloween colors....add to 3 zip lock bags and then pipe a little of each color at a time into the cupcake liners....

cool right? but i still can't decide if they look all "halloween-y" or maybe more "camo-y"!..either way i think it brightens up these cupcakes a lot!

pipe some yellow hair (or whatever color hair you prefer your witches to have) with yellow candy melt (add to a zip lock bag, melt in microwave, snip an end and pipe) and while the hair is still wet, attach a hat....add a white sprinkle to the hat as a "buckle", add some green "arms", and eyes with edible food writer.....the icing on the cupcakes is just tinted vanilla buttercream (grey icing-yum!) with some black sugar crystals on top....

and ta-da, you get some fun halloween cupcakes topped with some edible witches---which must mean halloween is right around the corner!

and holy cow if halloween is around the corner, that means turkey day and all the winter holidays will be here any minute as well....actually by the looks of popular pins over at pinterest, they are here! oh well what can you do, the time moves faster and faster every year and this note from my 8 year old proves i need to slow down a little and work on my "delivery" a bit more 'cause i surely don't want to be remembered as "mad mom"...i smell a new years resolution in there somewhere!

thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Tidy Mom's I'm Loving It


  1. Your witches are so cute! We are on the same wave length with the Bugle hats:) Your son's note is so sweet...I love the "your son" signature:)

    1. i know right, love the may see them again soon :)

  2. OH my goodness! I am blown away. These look amazing. So amazing, I thought you need to be an icing expert, but I might be able to do this! Thanks for the great pictures and explanation!

    1. they really are simple (although they do take a little time so leave it for a rainy afternoon!)

  3. These are SO cute Michelle!! and I just had to giggle at your sons note! lol

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up Have a great weekend!

  4. Those are some beautiful cupcakes and a great tutorial on how to make them :)

  5. Witches aren't exactly high up on my list of things I like, but these witches are so adorable, how could I NOT like them? I love how you tinted the batter with three different colors. I would so much rather bite into a colorful cupcake than a plain 'ole yellow one!

  6. These are so fun! Wished I had seen your tutorial before Halloween, I will be making these for next year. So creative and generous of you to share your ideas and how to with us. Thank you


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