Things have been so busy that I have found myself seriously neglecting my blog. Not to say that I haven’t still be making things, but I haven’t had time to share all the lovely things I’ve been doing with my girls.
Well, this coming week is Halloween! I can’t say that I am an avid participator in the holiday, but being a class mom and having two small girls who love dressing up, I find myself getting sucked in. While both my daughters are having Halloween parties at school, I volunteered to bring the cupcakes for my youngest since I will be missing her parade to be at the eldest’s class party.
I wanted to be sure to make something that was a little more thoughtful than the regular store-bought cupcakes (seeing as how there is no specialty cupcake store in my area that I know of). I scoured websites and Pinterest for a simple yet fun Halloween cupcake and found this. I had to slightly modify it based on the ingredients that I was able to find, but I think that they ended up really cute.
I know that both my daughters were very excited to help make the witches hats (especially the unwrapping of the kisses, and then making sure that they were still good… haha!) These were relatively simple to make, and I took a little shortcut, buying a boxed cake mix since I was a little pinched for time. Below is the quick and dirty on how I made them:
1 bag of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
1 package Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
1 recipe buttercream frosting
Hat Assembly: Unwrap the kisses. Place buttercream frosting using a very small tip to ice the bottom and place it in the center of a wafer, pressing down firmly. Pipe a ring around the bottom of the kiss to the wafer and finish with a bow. Set aside.
1 box Devil’s Food Cake (makes 24 cupcakes)
Cupcake Assembly: Using a large round tip, pipe the frosting onto the cupcake starting at the outer edge and then spiraling inwards. Sprinkle the sprinkles of your choice around the sides of the frosting and place one of the witches hats on the top of the frosting. I kinked them a little so that you could see the frosting with the sprinkles peeking out from under the hat as a little teaser.
I ended up making the frosting green and having the girls sprinkle purple and orange sprinkles on the cupcakes before adorning each with a hat. I think that these turned out really cute and they were really quick and easy to make with the kids help. Hopefully all of my daughters friends will have as much fun eating them as she did in making them! Happy Halloween everyone!