It’s time to get started on Halloween Recipes! I know it might be a little early to start coming up with some fun Halloween recipes, but its one of my favorite holidays is Halloween! There’s something about the kids getting dressed up, and all the fun baking I do for the spooky holiday! One of my favorite things to make is black cat cupcakes for Halloween! This is one thing that I get the request for from the kids, and teachers every single year!
Have you ever done anything yummy, and spooky for Halloween? There are things you can make for Halloween, and I love all the cupcakes ideas for Halloween. Since I am finally home, I have time to play and bake fun things for Halloween this year. I cannot wait, which is why I decided to make my black cat cupcakes and share them with you. Sure it’s a little early, but baking is fun this time of year, and the cooler it gets the more you will notice I bake. If you have looked for a black cat cupcakes ideas for Halloween I hope it brings loads of fun to your family. Let’s get started
Halloween Recipes – Black Cat Cupcakes
- Cake Mix – I took the easy route, and bought cake mix to make my cupcakes. Really you can make or purchase any kind or color of cake mix you like. My family love chocolate, plus it fits the back cake cupcake theme nicely.
- Hershey Chocolate – You can choose to purchase the candy bar or the miniatures like I did. Again, this just depends on what you would rather do.
- Chocolate Sprinkles – You’re going to cover all your cupcakes in black sprinkles. Be sure you have plenty.
- Frosting – You can use any flavor you want and use food coloring to make it black, or do it the easy way and use chocolate frosting. You can make your own, or get your favorite chocolate frosting from the store.
- 1 bag Chocolate Chips
- 1 Bag of Candy Corn – Be sure it’s the original Candy Corns. You’re going to want the yellow color.
- Black Writing Gel
How to Make Black Cat Cupcakes for Halloween
Okay, now that you have everything you need it’s time to start. This is where it get super fun! Who’s ready to start making some super awesome Black Cat Cupcakes? I know I am, so let’s get started!
First you’re going to make your cake. You will either follow the directions on the box, or you can make your own chocolate cupcakes. If you’re looking for a cook chocolate cupcakes recipe you can use this Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe.
Allow your cupcakes to cool before frosting them. It’s okay if they are a little warm, but you do not want to melt the frosting. You want the frosting to be room temperature so it can hold the sprinkles, ears, and everything else in place. Be sure to use heavy frosting, it works better to hold things in place.
Now that we have the cupcakes frosted and ready to decorate let’s get started on my favorite part. DECORATING, and bringing the Black Cake Cupcakes to life!
First you are going to cover your cupcake with sprinkles. I always make sure I have a new large jar of sprinkles before tackling 24 of theses kitty cat cupcakes. I guess you could leave them off if you are using chocolate frosting, but in my opinion they look so much better with the sprinkles.
Tip that jar of sprinkles upside down and shake sprinkles all over the top. I’m sure you will notice it’s hard to get the sides good. It’s okay to use the extra sprinkles that fall and roll the edges of your cupcake in them. Be sure to completely cover the cupcake with sprinkles. You don’t want to see any of the frosting.
Choose which part of the cupcake you are going to use as the top of the cat’s head and place an ear inside the frosting. You might need to push it into the cake part of the cupcake a bit, and if for some reason it will not stay it is always okay to use a little frosting to help. Once you are done just grab a few sprinkles and cover it up. I have one ear applied in the above picture. Then place the 2nd ear about 1/2 away from the 1st ear on either side, or until you think it look right.
Next you will need your candy corn. This part is easy, just cute the yellow part of your candy corn out. You will need two for each cupcake. Now place them where the cats eyes will go.
Grab one of your chocolate chips for the cats nose and place it right in the middle.
Use your black Writing Gel to drawn whiskers coming off the chocolate chip you used as the nose.
Be sure to be on the lookout for more awesome Halloween recipes!