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Halloween Cupcakes and Broomsticks

Halloween Cupcakes and Broomsticks

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With just under a week to Halloween, it is getting pretty excited in this household.  We love celebrating Halloween. This year we are not going all out like previous years, but still, we will decorate a little, and take the kids Trick or Treating. 

Halloween's not on the weekend or even during half-term like normally, which means no late night party for us, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make the most of Halloween.  So with the kid's outfits pretty much sorted, decorations out ready to put up, I just need to sort the food.  I'll put on hot food: chilli, jacket potatoes and hot dogs, but it's Halloween, it's for the kids, kids love cake and so in prep for next week we popped to our local Tesco's and bought all the ingredients we needed for our fun afternoon of decorating cupcakes:

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For the witch hats. 

Ingredients

  • 6 cupcakes (we pre-bought to save on time)
  • 6 Oreo icecreams (I used Oreo for the colour of the cone)
  • Oreo biscuits
  • Coloured frosting (orange)
  • Coloured icing (green and yellow)
  • Strawberry strings

Method

  • Pipe the orange frosting onto the cupcakes and then set aside.
  • Separate the Oreo biscuit
  • Pipe the green icing around the bottom of the cone like a ribbon. Use yellow icing to draw buckle on in the centre of the 'ribbon'.
  • Set the cone on top of the separated Orea biscuit, using the biscuit base cream to set together - creating the witch hat.
  • Place witch hat on top of the orange frosted cupcake

For the 2nd witches hat, we stuck frosting stars around the cone and used strawberry string for the ribbon.

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Our Cupcakes

We used the different colouring icings - Orange and black. White frostings, edible eyes and mini marshmallows. 

We piped either Orange or black frosting on top and designed different tops. For our spider cupcake, we used strawberry string for the legs, black icing and added edible eyes. For our bat cupcake, we used black icing, edible eyes and for the teeth, we cut a mini marshmallow into two small triangles.

Broomsticks

These were super easy. 

Ingredients:

  • a box of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
  • Matchsticks (I bought the mint flavour ones - yum).  

You will need one peanut butter cup and half a matchstick for each broomstick.

Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups, snap the matchsticks in half, and dip a matchstick end into top of peanut butter cup.

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