Witch Hat Cupcakes capture the essence of Halloween in a cupcake. Your guests will love the chocolate shortbread witches hats.
Every year I look forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday that revolves around make-up and candy, so it couldn’t be more perfect. If only I could find someone to stay up late watching scary movies with me, I’d have it made!
Growing up, I always wanted to be a witch for Halloween. I’m really not sure why, because I was always super girly and very well behaved. But maybe that’s the reason why – I saw it as an opportunity to be someone completely different than normal.
I love to make Halloween treats and it seems like I find inspiration everywhere. There are so many fun colors and characters and candies to work with. But I always end up looking back to the Halloweens of my childhood. Things just aren’t like they used to be, are they? I remember trick-or-treating for HOURS until my bag was bursting at the seams. One year, my bag was so full of candy it actually DID bust right open all over the sidewalk.
These days, I am hard pressed to find a handful of open houses on any street on Halloween. So many people are on the go that not many stay home to pass out candy anymore. If my son fills half of his bag after hours of trick-or-treating, we consider it a success. It’s kind of a bummer because that leaves less candy for me to steal. And all parents know that after bedtime candy stealing is one of the best parts of the entire holiday!
For this particular cupcake, I was inspired by the hats from my witch costumes when I was a kid. These are so cute and incredibly easy to put together! Feel free to decorate the hats, if you feel like going all out, or just leave them plain. Green cupcakes would be so cute with these hats, too! Just color white cake batter with a bit of green food coloring and you’re all set.
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