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Witch Hat Cupcakes {Halloween Week!}

These spooky witch hat cupcakes are filled with a sweet surprise!

Witch Hat Cupcakes filled with candy corn! | crazyforcrust.com

Yay! It’s Halloween Week!

Hayley (aka The Domestic Rebel) and I were talking recently. We wanted to do a theme week thought, why not Halloween?

I mean, it’s the first week of October people. We need to get in the spirit.

I, for one, am NOT in the spirit. Sure, I decorated my house. But I am NOT in the spirit.

It’s kind of hard to get in the spirit of Halloween when it is 100 degrees. I kid you not people.

But I know, you did not come here to here me gripe about the weather. Again.

{And, really. As much as I love candy and Halloween decorations…I’m not really in love with Halloween. Trying to pick a costume, staying up late, dealing with the eventual tantrum from staying up late and too much candy, dealing with the tantrums the next day because of lack of sleep and too much candy…not my idea of a great time.}

I figured making an entire week of Halloween goodies would get me in the spirit. There’s always hope!

So, first up: witches.

I have a fondness for witches.

For one, my name is Dorothy. Can you guess the first thing everyone who I’ve ever met has said to me?

That movie was kind of a staple in my childhood. I think the water-on-witch part is my favorite.

Also, last year I talked about my mom and her witch costume. Fond memories, I have.

These hats are super easy to make. They are sugar cones, coated in black candy melts. The brim is made of candy melts, and the band is a fruit roll up. Cupcakes are not necessary….but I liked the idea of the green. Kind of like my favorite part of the movie.

“I’m melting….”

But the one thing that wicked witch did not have was a sweet surprise. These melted witches? Have a very sweet surprise inside.

The hollow hats are filled with candy corn! I figured, why waste and hollow space when it can be filled with candy?

All in the spirit of Halloween!

Be sure to go see Hayley for Halloween Week. And be sure to look through your Halloween archives…we’re doing a Halloween link-up on Friday! You can come and link your favorite past and present Halloween treats.

I really need the help getting in the mood. Please help me!

Witch Hat Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • Sugar Cones
  • Black candy melts
  • Fruit roll-ups
  • Candy Corn or other small candy
  • Cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Green food coloring

Directions:

  1. Decide how tall you want your hats to be. You can use the entire sugar cone, or you can cut it to your desired length. Use a serrated bread knife to gently cut the cones. (I cut about an inch from the opening.)
  2. Melt your black candy melts. (You could also use chocolate, or use chocolate and use black candy color to tint.) Place melted candy in a deep bowl, so that when you dip your cones, as much of them is covered as possible.
  3. Hold the cone, point side down, with your fingers inside the cone. Dip into the melted candy, using a spoon to help you coat the sides all the way to the top. Gently tap off the excess candy and place, open side down, onto a rack set over a cookie sheet. Place in the refrigerator to harden.
  4. While the tops are hardening, make the brims of the hats. Find a circle the size you wish to use (I used a round cookie cutter) and trace circles onto waxed paper with a pencil (one for each hat you are making). Turn the waxed paper upside down onto a cookie sheet, so you can see the pencil marks but they are on the underside of where you will pipe the candy.
  5. Place melted candy melts (leftover from the hats) into a ziploc baggie and snip off one corner. Slowly trace your circles with the candy, and fill in the centers. Tap the cookie sheet slightly to make the candy even. Place in the refrigerator to harden.
  6. Once the hats and brims are hardened, get ready to assemble them. Fill the hat with small candies, like candy corn. Flip the brims upside down (the bottoms will be flatter than the tops). Hold the filled hat in your hand and trace the edge with the melted candy (what’s left in your baggie from making the brims). Quickly press into the center of the brim, and fill around with more candy if needed to fill gaps. Use your finger to smooth any excess candy.
  7. Unroll a fruit roll up. Slice 1/4” strips and wrap around where the hat meets the brim. Press to seal the ends together.
  8. Let harden.
  9. Tint your frosting green (or whatever color you wish) and frost your cupcakes. Place a witch hat on top of each one.

Notes:

**I made 4 witch hats with 3/4 of a bag of candy melts.**

 

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93 Responses to “Witch Hat Cupcakes {Halloween Week!}”

  1. Baking Serendipity posted on September 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm (#)

    These are adorable! I love the candy cane surprise :) I complained so much about the heat while I was living in Phoenix, and now that I’ve left, I’m already saying I’m cold! I am seriously into treats like this this year though.

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on September 30th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      I remember that! Oh, that heat never ended. At least this is abnormal for us. :)

      Reply

  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on September 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm (#)

    Eeeeeek. Your witches are awesome. If a witch ever plagued me, I’d certainly hope her hat was filled with candy corn. Otherwise I’d be kind of pissed. Anyway, thanks for teaming up with me for theme week!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on September 30th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Thank YOU! I can’t wait to see your stuff. :)

      Reply

  3. Veronica posted on September 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm (#)

    These witch hats are too cute! What a fun idea! I’m a little obsessive about Halloween so I can’t wait for the whole week… Not to mention the link up!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store!! :)

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on September 30th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Yay, thanks! You’ll have to be sure and come for the party on Friday. :)

      Reply

  4. Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking posted on September 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm (#)

    Love the colors and the fun surprise!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    http://www.couponingncooking.com

    Reply

  5. Rita posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm (#)

    These are so cute! I loved that you filled the hat with candy too!

    Reply

  6. trish posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm (#)

    These are so much fun!! I have really gotten inspired this Halloween and dived back into blogging a bit more, I guess I missed it more than I realized! I have some WITCH LEGS to go w/ your WITCH HATS that I am going to post this week! HOW FUN – I love this time of year for many reasons. These are very cool Dorothy!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on September 30th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Yay, I can’t wait to see those Trish! I’ve SO missed you! :)

      Reply

  7. Mikayla@myfairbaking posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm (#)

    Ya’ll are truly two peas in a pod! I’m loving the green frosting underneath, it reminds you who was wearing the hat!

    Reply

  8. Pamela posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm (#)

    Oh my these look awesome, and I love the treats in the hat! Awesome looking cupcake!

    Reply

  9. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on September 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm (#)

    Eek!!! I love it!! That is just wonderful. Love the candy corn INSIDE the hat. Next year, find gummy spiders; however I wonder if they exist?

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 1st, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      I bet you could make me some!! :)

      Reply

  10. Heather @French Press posted on September 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm (#)

    I am in LOVE with these witch hats!! so C U T E
    you are amazing

    Reply

  11. Janine (sugarkissed.net) posted on September 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm (#)

    So cute! Love the extra surprise in the hat! Can’t wait to see what else u have in store for Halloween week!

    Reply

  12. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on September 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm (#)

    I love that you didn’t want to waste the empty space! Surprise candy is always a good thing:-) I am so excited for Halloween week. It is one of my favorite holidays:-)

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 1st, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Me too…for the candy and the cute food only. :)

      Reply

  13. keri @ shaken together posted on October 1, 2012 at 1:52 am (#)

    I LOVE the candy surprise in that witch hat!! What a fun cupcake and topper!

    Reply

  14. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on October 1, 2012 at 3:33 am (#)

    Cute cupcake!! Love theme week. Totally with you though on the not in love with Halloween!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 1st, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one!! I feel like the Halloween grinch. :)

      Reply

  15. Megan posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:15 am (#)

    Those are too cute!

    Reply

  16. Elaine posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:15 am (#)

    I love the sweet surprise! How creative. Such a good start to get you (and everyone else) in the Halloween spirit!

    Reply

  17. Mom posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:26 am (#)

    Great witch hats! I guess it’s time to get mine out and dust it off.
    Love, Mom

    Reply

  18. Susan posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:29 am (#)

    So, so creative!! I can’t believe it’s October already, but I’m ready for celebrating it and you’ve started me out with such inspiration. XOXO

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 1st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      You’re welcome, and thank you!!

      Reply

  19. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:45 am (#)

    Ahhh!!! Totally adorbs! I love that they are filled with candy too, so clever!

    Reply

  20. Back For Seconds posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:25 am (#)

    I’m not really big on Halloween either but I do love seeing all the creative treats out there. These are one of the best yet! They are so perfect with the green frosting underneath, and, hello? candy inside the hat? Love it!
    Also, I love the banner for halloween week, Can’t wait to see what you girls have up your sleeves. Ya’ll are brilliant ;)

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 1st, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Aw, thank you! :) You’re sweet!

      Reply

  21. Kristin posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:30 am (#)

    So? Did they? Name you after Dorothy?? :) Jk.
    That movie terrified me as a child.
    I enjoy witches too. I was always a witch for Halloween.
    I love the color of the frosting. It’s teal!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 1st, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      LOL! No, but you’d have thought they did by how much I loved it! :)

      Reply

  22. Bobbi posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

    How clever! I love it!

    Reply

  23. Vanessa posted on October 1, 2012 at 11:51 am (#)

    Those cupcakes are great! I love the candy in the hat, what a sweet surprise.

    Reply

  24. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on October 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm (#)

    I love it, Dorothy! The surprise inside is such a fabulous idea too!

    Reply

  25. Winnie posted on October 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm (#)

    We don’t celebrate Halloween, but these cupcakes are fabulous !!
    Really cute :)

    Reply

  26. Nicole @ Lapetitebaker posted on October 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm (#)

    What a cute idea filling the hats with candy. The kids I babysit will love this!

    Reply

  27. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm (#)

    Eek! You are so creative, Dorothy! I kind of know how you feel about your name…since I’m from Kansas, I have to hear a million Wizard of Oz jokes/comments wherever I go. I am so excited about your Halloween week–can’t wait to see what you do next!!

    Reply

  28. Kitty posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm (#)

    OOH, too cute, Dorothy! What a perfect Halloween treat.

    Reply

  29. Tonia@thegunnysack posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm (#)

    Oh my…those are just tooooo adorable!!

    Reply

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  31. NATALIE posted on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 am (#)

    These are so beautiful! I love them!

    Reply

  32. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:06 am (#)

    Um— CUTE! And so clever (hiding the candy)!!

    And yes. I’m procrastinating some of my blogcon duties……..

    Reply

  33. Angi posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am (#)

    LOVE THESE! What a great idea filling the “hat” with candy corn! I’m so making these to pass out to the kids on our street!
    p.s. We do a grave yard in our front yard and I dress up as the Wicked Witch every year to pass out sweets! Its my most favorite holiday EVER!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 2nd, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I need to get more into it. I love Halloween. Thanks so much!

      Reply

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  35. Carrie posted on October 3, 2012 at 8:30 am (#)

    I’ve seen the cones used, but not covered- like it so much better. The surprise in the hat is darling!

    Reply

  36. tessa posted on October 3, 2012 at 8:37 am (#)

    Hey from tessacotton! These cupcakes are BEYOND adorable. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, halloween themed linky party, live today!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-link-party.html

    Reply

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  38. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on October 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm (#)

    I need to remember to come over on Friday. I love holiday linky’s. So many great ideas!

    I dont know if you’re a Harry Potter fan but these look like they could be sorting hat cupcakes. They look all… authentic-like… Darling!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks Katie! For sure, please come. :) And I need to read/watch Harry Potter…it’s on my bucket list. :)

      Reply

  39. JulieD posted on October 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm (#)

    These are so cute!!! I love the surprise in the cones!

    Reply

  40. Deirdre posted on October 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm (#)

    Those are crazy awesome! I love the prize in the hat- cackle, cackle, cackle!

    I host Photo Friday Blog Hop- you are welcome to add this or any other picture from you blog/post. Hope you stop by tomorrow. Cheers!

    Reply

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  43. Desi posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:10 am (#)

    Oh wow you amaze me! I LOVE the treat on the inside! This is pure creativity :) Yay for Halloween week!

    Reply

  44. Trish @ Mom On Timeout posted on October 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#)

    Pinning and featuring tonight! You are such a genius! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Hope to see you back tonight!

    -Trish

    Reply

  45. Ashley posted on October 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm (#)

    Love the secret candy surprise!! What a fun hidden gem.

    Reply

  46. Hermine posted on October 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm (#)

    Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same page
    layout and design. Great choice of colors!

    Reply

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  52. Hester @.Alchemy in the Kitchen posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:42 am (#)

    These are spookily cute. I totally approve of filling that empty space in the little hats with candy.

    Reply

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