To make your witch cupcakes, start off with a sugar cone and some melted chocolate. If you want, you can buy cones that are already chocolate, but I absolutely love the taste and flavor of a chocolate-dipped cone. It becomes the highlight of these cupcakes — besides, of course, how cute that angry little witch looks.
To melt the chocolate, combine chocolate chips and a little bit of vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring for about 20 seconds between each burst.
Once the chocolate is melted, dip the cone into the melted chocolate, and shake off the excess. Place the dipped cone onto some parchment paper, and allow the chocolate to dry. For a faster dry, place the cones onto a parchment-lined tray, and put the tray in the fridge until the chocolate has completely hardened.
While the cones are drying, bake the cupcakes, and allow them to cool. Once the cupcakes are cooled, top them with a huge spoonful of green-dyed frosting.
I just used frosting from a container that I squirted some food dye into. You want there to be a lot of frosting to work with, so pile it high. Using a butter knife, smooth and spread the frosting to form a round, headlike shape. This will be the witch's "head."
And now it's time to decorate the cupcake to make it look like a witch. Start with pressing a candy corn into the cupcake. Place the candy corn just a little bit above the cupcake wrapper. Then press in 2 miniature chocolate chips above the candy corn to form eyes.
Now it's time to add some personality to the witches with some "angry eyebrows." The eyebrows are just black licorice that have been cut small with scissors. Position them right above the eyes like in the picture for the "angry" effect.
Make the hair using the same black licorice string and cutting it into pieces. I like cutting it into different sizes to give the witch a more scraggly look.
You can make the pieces all the same length, if desired, or go even more scraggly than the example above. Press the hair pieces into the wet frosting to hold.
Take the dried chocolate cone, pipe some more melted chocolate along the opening, and attach it to a fudge cookie. Press the cookie and cone "hat" onto the still-wet frosting. Press it so that it holds, but not too hard to deform the witch's face.
These cute witch-decorated cupcakes have three different types of chocolate layers, making for one decadent treat. These cupcakes are fun to decorate and don't take too long to have ready for a Halloween party.
Prep time: 40 minutes | Bake time: 25 minutes I Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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