Let’s join in on Disney Parks’ #HalfwaytoHalloween Celebration with these adorable and delicious Hocus Pocus Cupcakes!
Hocus Pocus Cupcakes
Hi friends! Today we’re continuing to celebrate #HalfwaytoHalloween with Disney Parks! All day they’re releasing exclusive Halloween-related Disney Parks news, sharing fun Halloween treats, photos and videos to get us HYPED about #Halloweentime at the parks (and more) this year. And it should be no surprise for our friends out there that we LOVE us some Disney Halloween, especially when it comes to treats! So we’ve whipped up some Hocus Pocus Cupcakes that will definitely put a spell on you!
#HalfwaytoHalloween with Disney Parks
Every year, half way to one of our favorite holidays–HALLOWEEN–Disney Parks invites us to join them as they celebrate Halfway to Halloween at Disney Parks around the world with special stories, DIYs, bewitching surprises and more! Our friends at Disney then challenge us to share our favorite content, outfits, treats and more in celebration of the fun day of news events.
Ingredients for Hocus Pocus Cupcakes
- Brownie mix
- Black cake frosting
- Candy eyeballs
- Chocolate cake mix
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy whipping cream
- Neon green gel food coloring
- Purple gel food coloring
How to Make Book of Spells Brownies
Using the cookie cutter or knife, cut out 22 rectangle brownies and place onto a cookie sheet. Fill a piping bag with the cake frosting. Using the piping bag, pipe a small dollop of frosting on the back of the edible eyes. Place the eye onto the brownie.
Using the piping bag again, pipe a squiggly line on the side opposite of the eye to create the ‘Spine’ of the book.
Pipe a line and then squiggly line over the straight line next to the spine like in the IP image. Pipe half circle on the corners of the ‘Book.’
Repeat steps with other brownie rectangles then set aside while you make your cupcakes.
How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners. Using a large bowl and hand mixer, beat all ingredients until combined. Scoop into the cupcake liners, filling about ¾ way full. Bake in the oven for 21 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
How to Make Frosting
Using a standing mixer, or large bowl and hand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and stiff peaks form. Scoop about 1 ½ C of frosting into another bowl and mix in a few drops of the purple food coloring. Add a few drops of neon green into the main bowl of frosting. Scoop 1 ½ C of the green frosting into one side of the medium piping bag .Scoop the purple frosting into the other side of the medium piping bag. Scoop the remaining green frosting into the large piping bag.
Decorating Hocus Pocus Cupcakes
Using the large piping bag, pipe a ring around the top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle some of the green sprinkles on top
Using the medium piping bag with the two frosting colors, pipe a medium size dollop in the middle of the frosting.
Carefully place the ‘spell book’ brownie on the frosting of the swirled frosting.
Tools Used to make Hocus Pocus Cupcakes
- Mickey Cookie Cutter: The perfect cookie cutter for your Mickey krispie treats and more!
For More Disney Krispie Treats, Check Out:
- Winnie the Pooh Hunny Pot Krispie Treats
- Homemade Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats
- Frozen Rice Krispie Treats