This post and recipe for my Creepy Cauldron Cupcakes were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
I love making fun and festive cupcakes and these cauldron cupcakes perfectly fit the bill! Kayla was super creative with these. I cannot wait to share with you how we made them.
The fun thing about making these cupcakes is that the possibilities to decorate are endless. The best way to get started is to lay out all of your ingredients and go from there — and that is how these cupcakes came to life.
How to make Cauldron Cupcakes
For starters, you need cauldrons. I bought mine on Amazon. Once you get them in, you will have to cut the rims off with an Exacto knife. If you don't, your cupcakes won't fit into them.
To make the cupcakes, you need to choose a dark-colored cupcake liner. I love these from Sweets and Treats Shop. They are dark gray and the color stays bright which is perfect to have them blend in with the cupcakes.
We used a boxed yellow cake mix to make these cupcakes. Kayla took and split the batter up to create two Halloween colors — bright green and purple. We used Adams Extract food coloring to create bright colors.
My daughter rocks when it comes to being artistic with our food.
To get purple, you just mix blue and red until you get the desired color. For the green, you use yellow and green to achieve a brighter green color.
Then, just pour them in the cupcake liners and bake them. Kayla did a swirled cupcake so she added both purple and green to each cupcake liner.
Then she just used a toothpick to swirl the colors.
Once the cupcakes are done baking, allow them to cool and then push them into the cauldrons. Leave a little headspace so the cupcake can be removed from the cauldron easily.
For the icing, we used Wilton's buttercream recipe and tinted it green with Adam's Extract Food Coloring. We used Wilton piping bags and piped the icing onto the cupcakes.
Once you get the icing on the cupcakes, that is where the real fun begins!
We used all kinds of decorations for these cupcakes including these gummy hands from Treat Street!
We also used sprinkles from Shop Sweets and Treats, eyeballs and finger candies from Wilton, and even more sprinkles from Wilton.
These were really fun to put together and it was super awesome to get creative for a change. You can make these cupcakes anytime you want — just a few simple ingredients and your kiddos will LOVE these cupcakes.
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 teaspoon Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)
- 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- mini plastic cauldrons
- Various colors of food coloring
- sprinkles and decorations from Wilton
- Make the cupcakes according to the package directions.
- While cupcakes are baking, you are going to make your buttercream.
- In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
- Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
- Gradually add milk or water; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- If frosting seems to thick for piping, add a little more milk until you get the consistency you want.
- To tint the frosting, add green and yellow food coloring to achieve the color you want.
- Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and then decorate with all the different decorations you can.
- The possibilities are endless!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g