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Wicked Witch Cupcakes

These great-tasting, ghoulish-looking cupcakes are a wickedly easy treat for a Halloween party! Our trick: Keep kids antsy for the festivities happily busy by letting them help with the simple decorations.

  • yield: Makes 12

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake, and fill with mini M&Ms, if desired.

  2. Step 2

    Cover the tops of each cupcake with a generous mound (about 1/3 cup) of buttercream. Insert one candy corn into each cupcake to form a nose. Using brown mini M&Ms, insert two into each cupcake to form eyes. Place two short lengths of licorice above the eyes to form eyebrows for the witch. Place the shorter licorice lengths above the eyebrows to form bangs. Place an inverted cone on top of bangs, pressing gently into buttercream to adhere. Place the longer licorice lengths under the cone hat to form the hair.

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Reviews (15)

  • 28 Oct, 2010

    I used Oreo cones. Most supermarkets have them.

  • 28 Oct, 2010

    I can't seem to find the sugar cones anywhere! Do you reckon just dunking a small ice cream cone in chocolate and sticking it in the freezer to solidify will work?

  • 27 Oct, 2010

    Oops! I meant that I went to five different stores looking for chocolate cones and couldn't find them so I already had red

  • 27 Oct, 2010

    I went to five different stores

  • 23 Oct, 2010

    I couldnt find chocolate cones, so I covered them in construction paper and also put yummy treats inside them :D

  • 23 Oct, 2010

    I couldnt find chocolate cones, so I covered them in construction paper and also put yummy treats inside them :D

  • 28 Oct, 2009

    I had trouble finding the black licorice laces so I used the red pull and peel twizzlers that worked out great! I also used the chocolate oreo cones, really cute and yummy!

  • 3 Nov, 2008

    why not use pretzels as hair they sure are healthier than licorice ....

  • 29 Oct, 2008

    I guess that's what I'll have to do with the licorice too. I have my mother and aunt on the look out of any of the laces. If they find any I'll post where for you :)

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    I haven't found the licorice laces either, so I've been taking the regular licorice and cutting them very thin. Thanks for the oreo tip :)

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    I found chocolate Oreo cones at a local Giant but I cannot find the black licorice laces. Any ideas for that?

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    Does anyone know where to buy chocolate sugar cones? I have made these the past few years with regular sugar cones and paint them in chocolate because I cannot find them anywhere here in AZ. Would like to save myself a step, so if anyone has any ideas, please help !

  • 16 Sep, 2008

    Where did you find the chocolate cones?

  • 13 Sep, 2008

    I made these for a Halloween Party a few years ago and they were perfect. Leftovers are tricky because the cone goes soft. I use the buttercream, tinted many different ways, throughout the year!

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    You could easily take this idea to make gnome cupcakes! Dip the cones in red choclate melts and decorate to look like a gnome! :)