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The movie Hocus Pocus, you either love it or you hate it. I LOVE it. Today for #HalloweenTreatsWeek I'm sharing Hocus Pocus Spell Book Cupcakes with y'all. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
I was an 80's baby and a 90's kid. I grew up watching Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus. I'm not one for blood and gore movies. I always though Thackery Binx was cuter than Max Dennison. As a teen I wanted to be Sarah. In my twenties I felt more like Winifred. Now in my thirties, I realize I am more like Mary. Who is your favorite Hocus Pocus character?
Ingredients & Tools
To save yourselves from having to make a batch of brownies and cupcakes you can buy the large Pillsbury chocolate chunk brownie package from Sam's Club. With the rectangle cookie cutter you will get 22 "books" out of it. For the spell book you'll also need:
1 tube of black cake frosting
1 disposable piping bag fitting with #4 tip
1 package of Wilton small eyeball icing transfers
1 large cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
For the Hocus Pocus Spell book cupcakes you will need:
1 - Chocolate Fudge Cake mix
1 ¼ C milk
3 large eggs
½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
To make the icing you'll need:
1 ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
4 ½ powdered sugar
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
Neon Green gel food coloring
Purple gel food coloring
1 large piping bag fitted with open star tip (Wilton 4B)
1 medium piping bag fitted with star tip
1 package of green Wilton Sprinkle Pouch
How to make Hocus Pocus Spell Book Cupcakes
Book brownies: Using the cookie cutter, cut out 22 rectangle brownies and place onto the cookie sheet. Fill the piping bag with the cake icing. Using the piping bag, pipe a small dollop of icing 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. Pipe half circle on the corners of the ‘Book’. Pipe two dollops on the book. Repeat steps with other brownie rectangles then set aside while you make your cupcakes.
Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners. Using a large bowl and hand mixer or your KitchenAid mixer, beat all ingredients until combined. Scoop into the cupcake liners, filling about ¾ way full. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
Icing: Using a standing mixer, or large bowl and hand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream until combined and smooth and stiff peaks form. Spoon about 1 ½ cups of the icing 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 icing until you get your shade of green desired. Scoop 1 ½ cups of the green icing into one side of the medium piping bag. Scoop the purple frosting into the other side of the same medium piping bag. Scoop the remaining green frosting into the large piping bag.
Decorating: Using the large piping bag, pipe a ring of icing around the top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle some of the green sprinkles on top. Using the medium piping bag with the two icing colors, pipe a medium size dollop in the middle of the frosting and carefully place the ‘spell book’ brownie on top of the swirled icing.
Welcome!!! It is almost Halloween which means it is time for this year's #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipe and giveaway event!!
#HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 4th annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 28 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
41 Pieces Silicone Bakeware Set
3 Piece Halloween Silicone Spatula Set
Nordic Ware Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsor to winner, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 11th - October 15th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 1 (ONE) prize pack and therefore we will have a total of 1 (ONE) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
Check out all of these great #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes for today...
- Haunted Mansion Bloody Wedding Cake from Big Bear’s Wife
- Frankenstein Cupcakes from Semi Homemade Recipes
- Poison Apple Mocktail from Jen Around the World
- Graveyard Dirt Cream Puffs from Pint Sized Baker
- Halloween Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes from Fresh April Flours
- Halloween Cupcakes from Devour Dinner
- Halloween Ghost Cake from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Pumpkin Macarons from The Redhead Baker
- Monster Burgers from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
- Poisoned Apple Hand Pies from Cookaholic Wife
- Halloween Nachos from Eat Move Make
- Homemade Butterbeer from House of Nash Eats
- Mini Halloween Oreo Cheesecakes from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Baked Pumpkin Donuts from The Flour Handprint
- Vampire Cake from Baking Up Memories
- Caramel Apple Sandwich Cookies from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Caramel Apple Cupcakes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Hocus Pocus Spell Book Cupcakes from It’s Shanaka
- Halloween Cake Pops from Sweet Beginnings
- Deviled Egg Eyeballs from The Spiffy Cookie
- Poisoned Apple Macarons from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pizza Skulls from Lemon Blossoms
- Bloody Dirty Shirley Float from An Affair from the Heart
- Hocus Pocus Billy's Grave Pudding Cups from I am a Honey Bee
- Reese's Pieces Cookies from Back To My Southern Roots
- Oogie Boogie Dark Chocolate Brownies from Savory Moments
- Halloween Ghost Kabobs from Our Good Life