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Witch Cauldron Cupcakes are the perfect fun and spooky Halloween Cupcake! This easy cupcake recipe is easy to make from scratch or semi-homemade and they even have a surprise inside!
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Easy Halloween Cupcake Decoration
When I was young my mom’s favorite Halloween costume was a witch. She’d paint her face green and wear a big hat and cackle to all the kids that came to the door. She has the BEST witch cackle I’ve ever heard – and whenever I look at these cupcakes, I remember Halloween at home with her.
These are the EASIEST but most fun Halloween Cupcakes to make: they look like Witches Cauldrons! The black cupcake liner is the cauldron, with the green frosting bubbling out full of all the things witches love: eyes, bats, bugs and skeletons!
- Cupcake Pans
- Halloween Cupcake Liners
- Frosting – if you don’t want to make your own frosting, I highly recommend their White Decorator Icing!
- Color Right Performance Food Coloring
- Piping Bags and Tips (I used a #12 tip for these cupcakes)
- Sparkle Gel
- Candy Eyes, Isomalt Gems, and Halloween Sprinkles
How to frost Witch Cupcakes
Now you could make yourself a batch of my vanilla buttercream but I went the semi-homemade route for these cupcakes.
To frost 24 cupcakes I recommend 2-3 smaller cans of their icing (if you’re shopping in a store) or grab one of the large 4 pound tubs if you’re ordering online, and use about half to three-quarters of it.
Disposable piping bags are one of my favorite kitchen tools and I always have boxes of them in my baking pantry. To prepare for frosting, fit your piping bag with a coupler and tip. To achieve the kind of piled look I did for my cupcakes I recommend a #12 tip, but you can use any you like.
To get the NEON GREEN frosting for my Halloween Cupcakes I used 3 drops of blue and 25 drops of yellow. Having an exact ratio like that makes it foolproof for whipping up more frosting if you run out, and it makes it easy to get the color you want.
How to Frost Cauldron Cupcakes
Then place the top of the cupcake back on the cupcake (you may need to cut off some of what you pulled out so it fits) and frost as desired.
Once you have your cupcakes filled with sprinkles and your frosting made, it’s time to frost and decorate your cupcakes!
I frosted them with a high pile of the frosting so they look like a cauldron bubbling up. The neon green color really pops! Here’s how I get my frosting nice and high:
- Pipe a small bit in the center of the cupcake
- Swirl around that and use the center spot to build it high
For a finishing touch I used some of the Wilton Sparkle Gel to add some depth and glitter to the frosting.
Tip From Dorothy
- Use extra cupcake liners to hold your sprinkles. I don’t like reaching into the jar because my hands get sticky, so I pour some sprinkles into cupcake liners. It makes for easy cleanup too!
Cauldron Cupcakes Recipe
- Prepare your frosting: stir together frosting with blue and yellow food coloring. Place in a piping bag fit with a Wilton #12 tip.
- Make surprise inside cupcakes: cut a small portion out of the top of each cupcake. Fill with sprinkles and replace as much of the cut out piece as you can.
- Frost cupcakes with a nice amount of frosting.
- Decoration: add sparkle gel as desired. Add candy eyes and other Halloween sprinkles to decorate your cauldron.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve room temperature.
Cauldron Cupcakes are a fun and easy creative Halloween Cupcake for kids! The easy decoration is done with green frosting and lots of different sprinkles to look like a witch cauldron, perfect for a spooky celebration.
This post was sponsored in 2020 by Wilton to showcase some of my favorite products, and all opinions are my own. They have some of my favorite sprinkles to use in all my recipes, especially for Halloween.
Last Updated on September 29, 2023