Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes | Cookies and Cups

These Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes are a fast and simple method to make your Halloween occasion additional spooky!

A mini halloween cupcake frosted with orange frosting and topped with a mini peanut butter cup and green icing meant to look like a cauldron

Cauldron Cupcakes For Halloween

Get artistic together with your treats this Halloween to your occasion! These cute Cauldron Cupcakes are excellent for a classroom occasion, a “Trunk or Deal with” or any spooky gathering you might need! Not onlu are they lovely, they’re very easy to make! You need to use any cupcake recipe you need, though I like utilizing Pink Velvet round Halloween. You can also make mini cupcakes, or full sized too! Minis are additional enjoyable for events in my view, however both approach these would be the hit of your Halloween dessert desk!

What You Will Want

  • Baked Cupcakes
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Meals Coloring: Yellow, Orange, and Inexperienced
  • Miniature peanut butter cups, or the unwrapped minis should you make mini cupcakes
  • Melted Chocolate
A mini red velvet cupcake topped with a swirl of orange frosting and topped with a peanut butter cup made to look like a cauldron.

How To Make Cauldron Cupcakes

First bake your cupcakes. Use my crimson velvet cake recipe, a boxed combine. Otherwise you don’t even have to make use of crimson velvet, you could possibly make vanilla cupcakes or chocolate cupcakes! No matter you favor.

If you wish to make mini cupcakes, right here’s the mini cupcake pan I take advantage of.

Subsequent make some frosting. I at all times use my favourite vanilla buttercream recipe as a result of it’s scrumptious and makes the proper quantity.

Take out one cup of the frosting and save that for later.  Then divide the remaining frosting in half. Shade half yellow and half orange.

Then utilizing a piping bag, put about 1 cup of the yellow on one facet of the bag and the identical quantity of orange on the opposite. Having the colours combine is completely positive, you need it to appear to be a fireplace! I used a Wilton 1M tip on my bag.

You’ll must refill the piping bag while you run out, and simply do it the identical approach as the primary time.  You’ll have to refill the piping bag as you go.

Swirl the frosting onto every cupcake to appear to be fireplace!

A mini cupcake topped with a swirl of orange frosting.

Now, with the reserved frosting, tint it inexperienced and fill one other piping bag with the inexperienced frosting that I fitted with a Wilton #12 tip, however any medium spherical tip can be positive!

Green frosting in a piping bag

Subsequent seize some mini peanut butter cups and pipe on some frosting like this…kinda messy, to appear to be bubbly witches brew! They promote the mini unwrapped peanut butter cups, that are tremendous handy should you’re making mini cupcakes, in any other case use “miniature” peanut butter cups. You will want to unwrap these as a result of so far as I do know they don’t come unwrapped.

Miniature peanut butter cups topped with green frosting

To make a bit “spoon” or “wand” for the cauldrons I grabbed some black sweet melts or chocolate chips and melted them in a microwave secure bowl I transferred that to a zip-top bag with the nook snipped off and piped little stripes onto parchment paper. You may use black licorice too!

Lines of melted chocolate piped onto parchment paper

Let the chocolate arrange and gently peel the chocolate from the parchment and place it within the inexperienced frosting within the “cauldron”. Now you simply want a witch to stir the effervescent cauldrons!

A red velvet cupcake topped with frosting to look like fire and a peanut butter cup cauldron

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These lovely Halloween cupcakes are so cute with minimal effort! Little effervescent peanut butter cup cauldrons on a piped orange flame swirl!

  1. Bake the cupcakes based on the recipe and permit to chill.
  2. Put together the frosting and portion out 1 cup and put aside. Divide the remaining frosting in half and tint half yellow and half orange. Tint the 1 cup of reserved inexperienced.
  3. Frost the cupcakes: Fill a piping bag fitted with a big star tip with the orange and yellow frosting. Spoon the yellow onto one facet of the bag and the orange into the opposite. Don’t fear if this isn’t precise since you need the colours to swirl collectively like a flame. 
  4. Pipe a swirl onto every of the cupcakes. Set cupcakes apart.
  5. Make the Cauldrons: Fill one other piping bag fitted with a medium spherical tip with the reserved inexperienced frosting. You may even use a zip-top bag with the nook snipped off. Pipe a small quantity of inexperienced frosting onto the highest of the peanut butter cup. Repeat with all of the peanut butter cups. Place all of the peanut butter cups onto the frosted cupcakes.
  6. Create the chocolate wand: Soften the chocolate chips in a microwave secure bowl in 25 second increments stirring after every till the chocolate is melted and easy. Place the melted chocolate right into a small zip-top bag and snip of a small nook. 
  7. Line a counter with parchment paper and pipe small 1- inch traces of the chocolate. Enable the chocolate to set after which gently peel the chocolate off the parchment paper. Place a wand into every cauldron.


*I used mini cupcakes within the photos, however you may bake them common sized. If you happen to use common sized use the “miniature” peanut butter cups, as an alternative of the unwrapped minis. The “miniature” are smaller than a daily, however not tremendous mini just like the unwrapped. You’ll yield roughly 60 mini cupcakes.

Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as 3 days

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