I’ve made a few cakes and cupcakes in my day.
From sisters’ and friends’ wedding and groom’s cakes; to birthday cakes, holiday cakes, and justbecauseIneedacupcakefix type of cakes.
And after all the cupcakes and cakes I have made over the years, you would think I would have mastered the cute decorating aspect of cake decorating. Sure I can pipe a mean swirl on a cupcake or and get a smooth layer (or two) of frosting on a layered cake; but when it comes to fancy decorations, my lack of a steady hand fails me every.single.time.
(Just ask Eric what happens when someone, makes like a million handmade fondant and gum paste flowers for a wedding cake.)
So cute decorations that are super easy, like won’t make you break a sweat, are right up my alley.
The Witches’ Hat Cookies are nothing new. They have made their way around homes and holiday parties, as well as the World Wide Web, for years. But take some green frosting plopped on a vanilla (or chocolate would be fun) cupcake and topped with a Witches’ Hat Cookie and you have a cute Halloweenie goodie that *anyone* (no matter your cake decorating skills) can make.
Make this with your favorite homemade cupcake and frosting recipe (here is a vanilla cupcake recipe for two that can easily be doubled or tripled and this is my favorite easy one bowl chocolate cake recipe), or use a box mix and a tub of frosting, or even if baking is not your thing, many bakeries sell unfrosted cupcakes that you can easily frost (seriously just smear on some frosting) and top with these cookies for the easy semi-homemade route.
But whatever you do, get on the “Ghoulish Grub” band wagon and make some fun holiday treats!
P.S. These cupcakes would be a fun addition to these Witch Finger Cookies on a Halloween dessert table!
Witches’ Hat Cupcakes
Prepared vanilla cupcakes (use your favorite homemade recipe, cake mix, or store bought)
Buttercream frosting (use your favorite homemade recipe or store bought)
Green food coloring
Fudge Stripe Cookies
Purple, Green, Blue, Orange, Red tubed decorator’s frosting
Tint prepared buttercream frosting with green food coloring, until desired shade is reached.
Frost each prepared cupcake with green buttercream frosting.
Put a dot of frosting on the bottom of the Hershey Kiss. Adhere the chocolate kiss to the bottom side (chocolate side) of the fudge cookie.
Using tube of colored decorator’s frosting, pipe a circle around where the chocolate kiss touches the cookie and form into a bow.
Put one cookie ‘hat’ on each cupcake.
Inspired from ideas seen all over the internet, specifically this one