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These fun witch hats are ice cream cones filled with a chocolate cupcake and frosting and nestled on top of cookie to make a fun Halloween treat!
It’s always fun to make spooky treats with my kids around Halloween. They love helping me in the kitchen and I’m hopeful that their love of baking will carry over to when they are teenagers. I saw this idea on the back of a box and knew we had to try it for ourselves. I’ve seen witch hats before but these witch hats are made from ice cream cones, cupcakes, cookies, and frosting. Plus, you can add some extra flair with piping gel, sprinkles, and candy! These Cupcake Cookie Cone Witch Hats are just as fun to make as they are to eat. They’d make a fun project for Halloween parties too!
The key to making these is the food coloring spray. Did you know they make that? It’s just like spray paint except it’s food coloring! It’s really a lot of fun to use.
And this baking rack for ice cream cones is also perfect for making the cupcakes. I snagged mine in the Halloween section at Target.
Here’s how to put them together and what you’ll need:
Cupcake Cone Baking Rack from Wilton (bought mine at Target in the Halloween section but you can get it here)
Sugar Ice Cream Cones (don’t get Waffle Cones-they won’t work the same)
Chocolate Cake Mix (for the cupcakes but you can do whatever flavor you’d like)
Black Food Coloring Spray (found mine at Michaels and you will need more than one if you do the full dozen)
Cookies (you can bake them yourself or buy them, just make sure they are roundish)
Piping gel (I used orange)
Orange and Purple Frosting (I bought the frosting bags that come with a star or round tip at Target)
First, whip up your cake mix to fill up your cones, just like you would cupcake liners. You will have extra mix, depending on how many hats you end up making. I used the extra to make regular cupcakes. You only need to fill the ice cream cones with 2 Tablespoons of cupcake mix. Bake them up!
If you’re making your own cookies, bake those too. I used Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough from the store. My kids grabbed pieces of the cookies and they ended up looking a little irregular, but that’s okay! They’re witch hats! If you make your own, you can also add your own food coloring to make them black so you won’t have to paint your cookies too like I did.
Allow your cupcakes and cookies to cool.
Now, let the fun begin! Add some frosting to the top of your cupcake cones. Place the cones upside down on top of the cookies to make your “hat”.
When you use the food coloring spray, I would recommend laying down a bunch of paper towels. Don’t do it close to anything either. Just remember, it’s like spray paint. Thankfully, unlike spray paint, it does wash off. You could even spray them in a small box. I ended up using three cans of food coloring spray for 12 of the hats. I used my coupons at Michaels and it worked out just great! I could have sprayed them a little less but I really wanted them to look black! It’s totally up to you. If your cookies are already black, if you added food coloring to your own mix, then you won’t need as much.
Once you have allowed your cones and cookies to dry, put some frosting along the base of the cone. I bought Orange and Purple Decorating Icing at Target, also from Wilton, and it worked perfectly.
I didn’t have to make my own icing and it came with two tips. I used the star tip because I liked how it looked. This is what the icing pouches look like.
For the finishing touch, cut off the top of a candy corn and add that to the middle of your icing band. Add some sprinkles and you’ve got a witch hat!
You can pipe some piping gel around the edges of your candy corn too.
These are really so much fun! They really stand out, especially for a party table.
We added some pop rocks with the sprinkles to make them seem magical!
And if you like the cute spiderweb cake stand, I snagged that in the dollar section at Target for $3! It’s the perfect addition to our spread.
What fun treats does your family make for Halloween?