Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes | Cookies and Cups

These Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes are a fast and simple solution to make your Halloween social gathering additional spooky!

A mini halloween cupcake frosted with orange frosting and topped with a mini peanut butter cup and green icing meant to look like a cauldron

Cauldron Cupcakes For Halloween

Get artistic along with your treats this Halloween in your social gathering! These cute Cauldron Cupcakes are good for a classroom social gathering, a “Trunk or Deal with” or any spooky gathering you might need! Not onlu are they lovely, they’re very easy to make! You need to use any cupcake recipe you need, though I really like utilizing Purple Velvet round Halloween. You may make mini cupcakes, or full sized too! Minis are additional enjoyable for events for my part, however both method these would be the hit of your Halloween dessert desk!

What You Will Want

  • Baked Cupcakes
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Meals Coloring: Yellow, Orange, and Inexperienced
  • Miniature peanut butter cups, or the unwrapped minis if you happen to make mini cupcakes
  • Melted Chocolate
A mini red velvet cupcake topped with a swirl of orange frosting and topped with a peanut butter cup made to look like a cauldron.

How To Make Cauldron Cupcakes

First bake your cupcakes. Use my red velvet cake recipe, a boxed combine. Otherwise you don’t even have to make use of pink velvet, you can make vanilla cupcakes or chocolate cupcakes! No matter you favor.

If you wish to make mini cupcakes, here’s the mini cupcake pan I use.

Subsequent make some frosting. I at all times use my favourite vanilla buttercream recipe as a result of it’s scrumptious and makes the proper quantity.

Take out one cup of the frosting and save that for later.  Then divide the remaining frosting in half. Shade half yellow and half orange.

Then utilizing a piping bag, put about 1 cup of the yellow on one aspect of the bag and the identical quantity of orange on the opposite. Having the colours combine is completely superb, you need it to appear to be a hearth! I used a Wilton 1M tip on my bag.

You’ll must refill the piping bag once you run out, and simply do it the identical method as the primary time.  You’ll have to refill the piping bag as you go.

Swirl the frosting onto every cupcake to appear to be fireplace!

A mini cupcake topped with a swirl of orange frosting.

Now, with the reserved frosting, tint it inexperienced and fill one other piping bag with the inexperienced frosting that I fitted with a Wilton #12 tip, however any medium spherical tip will probably be superb!

Green frosting in a piping bag

Subsequent seize some mini peanut butter cups and pipe on some frosting like this…kinda messy, to appear to be bubbly witches brew! They promote the mini unwrapped peanut butter cups, that are tremendous handy if you happen to’re making mini cupcakes, in any other case use “miniature” peanut butter cups. You’ll need to unwrap these as a result of so far as I do know they don’t come unwrapped.

Miniature peanut butter cups topped with green frosting

To make somewhat “spoon” or “wand” for the cauldrons I grabbed some black sweet melts or chocolate chips and melted them in a microwave secure bowl I transferred that to a zip-top bag with the nook snipped off and piped little stripes onto parchment paper. You could possibly use black licorice too!

Lines of melted chocolate piped onto parchment paper

Let the chocolate arrange and gently peel the chocolate from the parchment and place it within the inexperienced frosting within the “cauldron”. Now you simply want a witch to stir the effervescent cauldrons!

A red velvet cupcake topped with frosting to look like fire and a peanut butter cup cauldron

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These lovely Halloween cupcakes are so cute with minimal effort! Little effervescent peanut butter cup cauldrons on a piped orange flame swirl!

  1. Bake the cupcakes in accordance with the recipe and permit to chill.
  2. Put together the frosting and portion out 1 cup and put aside. Divide the remaining frosting in half and tint half yellow and half orange. Tint the 1 cup of reserved inexperienced.
  3. Frost the cupcakes: Fill a piping bag fitted with a big star tip with the orange and yellow frosting. Spoon the yellow onto one aspect of the bag and the orange into the opposite. Don’t fear if this isn’t precise since you need the colours to swirl collectively like a flame. 
  4. Pipe a swirl onto every of the cupcakes. Set cupcakes apart.
  5. Make the Cauldrons: Fill one other piping bag fitted with a medium spherical tip with the reserved inexperienced frosting. You could possibly even use a zip-top bag with the nook snipped off. Pipe a small quantity of inexperienced frosting onto the highest of the peanut butter cup. Repeat with all of the peanut butter cups. Place all of the peanut butter cups onto the frosted cupcakes.
  6. Create the chocolate wand: Soften the chocolate chips in a microwave secure bowl in 25 second increments stirring after every till the chocolate is melted and easy. Place the melted chocolate right into a small zip-top bag and snip of a small nook. 
  7. Line a counter with parchment paper and pipe small 1- inch traces of the chocolate. Permit the chocolate to set after which gently peel the chocolate off the parchment paper. Place a wand into every cauldron.


*I used mini cupcakes within the footage, however you’ll be able to bake them common sized. If you happen to use common sized use the “miniature” peanut butter cups, as a substitute of the unwrapped minis. The “miniature” are smaller than an everyday, however not tremendous mini just like the unwrapped. You’ll yield roughly 60 mini cupcakes.

Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as 3 days

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