Cauldron Cupcakes – #HalloweenTreatsWeek

These Cauldron Cupcakes (complete with spooky smoke) are so cool looking – you’re going to be surprised how easy they are to put together!

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I am so in love with how cute these cauldron cupcakes turned out. I absolutely suck at decorating cakes & cupcakes, so anytime that I can make one look cute – you know that is has to be easy to decorate. This one is so simple and I’m just in love with them!

For these cupcakes, you can go with store-bought cake mix & premade frosting, or you can go all out & make them from scratch. The assembly of the cupcakes doesn’t take long at all, but the end product is adorable.

To make the cauldron cupcakes, you will need:

  • baked cupcakes
  • chocolate frosting (recipe at bottom of the post – or use store-bought or your own favorite)
  • mini chocolate donuts, cut in half – making two thin donuts
  • green frosting (I used store-bought vanilla frosting & dyed it green with my Adams food coloring)
  • red sanding sugar (I like Wiltons)
  • pretzel sticks
  • cotton candy
  • black licorice strings

To assemble the cupcakes:

  1. Lightly frost the cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
  2. Place a halved chocolate donut on each cupcake, & cover with frosting – leaving the center of the donut hole empty.
  3. Dip the bottom edge of the frosted cupcake in red sanding sugar
  4. Pipe green frosting into the center of the donut hole (I used a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off) letting it ‘bubble’ out for effect
  5. Stick a small piece of cotton candy on the green frosting for cauldron smoke
  6. Fit a licorice string over top for the cauldron handle, burying the ends in the cupcake
  7. Pop a pretzel stick inside the donut hole for the cauldron stirrer
  8. ALL DONE!!

I hope you will join me for the rest of the week. I will be sharing 5 more easy-peasy Halloween recipes that I think you’re gonna love!

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Sponsored products used in this recipe – Dixie Crystals Sugar, Wilton sanding sugar, & Adam’s food coloring.

Cauldron Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • baked cupcakes
  • chocolate frosting
  • mini chocolate donuts, cut in half – making two thin donuts
  • green frosting (I used store-bought vanilla frosting & dyed it green with my Adams food coloring)
  • red sanding sugar (I like Wiltons)
  • pretzel sticks
  • cotton candy
  • black licorice strings

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar (I use Dixie Crystals)
  • 1 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 heaping cup heavy cream

Directions:

To assemble the cupcakes:

  1. Lightly frost the cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
  2. Place a halved chocolate donut on each cupcake, & cover with frosting – leaving the center of the donut hole empty.
  3. Dip the bottom edge of the frosted cupcake in red sanding sugar
  4. Pipe green frosting into the center of the donut hole (I used a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off) letting it ‘bubble’ out for effect
  5. Stick a small piece of cotton candy on the green frosting for cauldron smoke
  6. Fit a licorice string over top for the cauldron handle, burying the ends in the cupcake
  7. Pop a pretzel stick inside the donut hole for the cauldron stirrer
  8. ALL DONE!!

To make the frosting:

  1. Beat butter until creamy. Add in the powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, vanilla extract & heavy cream. Stir until combined, and then beat at high speed until creamy. Spread frosting between the cake layers and on top and sides of the cake.
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Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!

Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!

 

Prize #2

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla

 

 

Prize #3

Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations

 

Prize #4

Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop

 

Prize #5

 

Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card

 

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

 

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!