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Witches' Hat Cupcakes

Witches' Hat Cupcakes
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
Looking for a perfect Halloween dessert decorated with Bugles* snacks? Then check out these chocolate cupcakes made using Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* cake mix and frosted with vanilla buttercream.
October 15, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix or 1 box Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* French Vanilla or Golden Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

  • 6 cups (1.5 L) icing sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla
  • 3 to 4 tbsp (45 to 60 mL) milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) orange paste food colour

  • 24 fudge-striped shortbread cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) dark cocoa candy melts or coating wafers
  • 24 Bugles* snacks
  • Star-shaped candy sprinkles

Steps

  • 1
    Make, bake and cool cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix icing sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Tint frosting with orange paste food colour. Place 1/2 cup frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and set aside. Frost cupcakes with remaining orange frosting.
  • 3
    Place 1 cookie, striped side down, on each cupcake. In microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts on Medium (50%) 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip snacks in melted candy; place upright in centre of each cookie. Immediately decorate with candy sprinkles.
  • 4
    Cut off tiny corner (about 1/8 inch) of bag of frosting. Pipe frosting around base of chocolate-dipped Bugles* snacks to resemble ribbon band.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 Cupcakes
Calories
440
Total Fat
18g
Saturated Fat
8g
Sodium
240mg
Total Carbs
68g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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