Simple to decorate pretty Halloween Cupcakes because not everyone wants a spooky Halloween Treat.

Pretty Witch's Hat Halloween Cupcakes

Easy to make pretty little witch Halloween cupcakes ideal for a not so spooky Halloween Party treat. Step by step instructions to decorate and simple from scratch cupcake recipe to use.

Course Cake
Cuisine Halloween
Keyword Cupcakes, Halloween, Halloween Cupcakes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Cerys Parker


  • 2 sets of simple cupcakes see recipe notes for link
  • 2 portions of vanilla buttercream frosting see recipe notes for link
  • purple colouring food gell
  • 4 containers black fondant
  • 1 containers lilac fondant
  • 125 g icing sugar
  • 60 ml cold water



  1. Make up the cupcakes per the instructions in the Simple Cupcake Recipe. Don't forget to make 2 sets so you have 24 cupcakes in total.

  2. Leave to cool and store overnight to decorate tomorrow.

Witches Hat

  1. Lightly sprinkle some icing sugar onto the cutting board.

  2. Scoop 3 tablespoons of black fondant into your hands and roll into a ball.

  3. Place the fondant ball onto the cutting board and roll into a cone.

  4. Roll the top of the cone a little bit skinner for the curve of the witch's hat.

  5. Stand the cone up and lightly push down onto the cutting board to create a flat base.

  6. Curve the tip of the hat.

  7. Repeat steps for 23 more hats.

  8. Sprinkle icing sugar onto the cutting board.

  9. Using the remaining fondant, roll out the fondant into 1/8 of an inch thick. This will form the base of your witches hat.

  10. Use the circle fondant or pastry cutter and cut out 24 circles.

  11. Brush a small amount of water onto the circle and place the hat on top of the circle.

  12. Dry off the paintbrush and dip it into the icing sugar.

  13. Brush the sugar onto the small bow mold.

  14. Pinch off 1 teaspoon of lilac fondant and press into the bow mold.

  15. Carefully peel back the mold to release the fondant bow.

  16. Place bow onto the cutting board.

  17. Repeat steps for 24 more bows.

  18. Using the paintbrush again, dip it into the water and brush a stroke onto the back of the bow.

  19. Place bow onto the front of the hat.

  20. Allow to dry overnight.

Frosting and Finishing the Halloween Cupcakes

  1. Mix up the buttercream frosting according to the instructions and use a tiny bit of purple gel food colouring to get a lilac colour.

  2. Scoop the lilac buttercream frosting into a piping bag.

  3. Frost cooled cupcakes and place the witch hat onto the top of the frosting.

  4. Enjoy!