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Sep 30

Witch Hat Cupcakes {Halloween Week!}

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

Witch Hat Cupcakes filled with candy corn! |

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


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


  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.


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


94 comments on “Witch Hat Cupcakes {Halloween Week!}

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

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