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Wicked Witch Cupcakes

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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

Source: Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

Ingredients

Directions

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

  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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  • dziudzia
    28 OCT, 2010
    I used Oreo cones. Most supermarkets have them.
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  • PriyankaM
    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?
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  • MissVictoria
    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
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  • MissVictoria
    27 OCT, 2010
    I went to five different stores
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  • SpecialKH
    23 OCT, 2010
    I couldnt find chocolate cones, so I covered them in construction paper and also put yummy treats inside them :D
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  • SpecialKH
    23 OCT, 2010
    I couldnt find chocolate cones, so I covered them in construction paper and also put yummy treats inside them :D
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  • mandy29
    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!
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  • jamagna
    3 NOV, 2008
    why not use pretzels as hair they sure are healthier than licorice ....
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  • atcblack
    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 :)
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  • gvieve
    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 :)
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