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Hocus Pocus Book of Spells Halloween Cupcakes

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I put a spell on you with these super cute Hocus Pocus Book of Spells Halloween Cupcakes – the perfect sweet treat for a Halloween party!



Book of Spells Brownies

  • 1 15oz box chocolate chunk brownie mix
  • ingredients required on the box
  • 1 tube black cake frosting
  • 1 package small eyeball icing transfers

Cupcakes & Frosting

  • basic chocolate cupcakes
  • simple buttercream frosting
  • neon green gel food coloring
  • purple gel food coloring
  • green sprinkles


For the brownies

  1. Make the brownies according to the package directions. Allow to cool.
  2. Using a 2 inch rectangular cookie cutter, cut out rectangle brownies and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Using a piping bag with a #4 tip, fill it with the black cake frosting. Pipe a small dollop of frosting on the back of the edible eyes. Place the eye on the brownie.
  4. With the same piping bag, pipe a squiggly line on the opposite side from the eye to create the ‘spine’ of the book.
  5. Pipe a straight line next to the ‘spine’ and then pipe another squiggly line over that straight line.
  6. Pipe half circles on the corners. Pipe two dollops on the book between the squiggly lines and the eye.
  7. Repeat the decorating steps with the remaining brownies. Allow to set while you make your cupcakes.

Cupcakes & Frosting

  1. Allow your cupcakes to cool while you make your simple buttercream frosting.
  2. Scoop about 1 1/2 cups of frosting into a small bowl and mix in a few drops of the purple food coloring gel. Add a few drops of the green gel to the main bowl of frosting.
  3. Using a medium piping bag with star tip, scoop about half of the green frosting into one side of the piping bag. Scoop the purple frosting into the other side of the bag.
  4. Using a large piping bag with open star tip, scoop in the remaining green frosting.
  5. Using the large piping bag with the green frosting, pipe a ring around the top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle the green sprinkles on top.
  6. Using the medium piping bag with the green and purple frostings, pipe a medium size dollop in the middle of the frosting. Carefully place the book of spells brownie on the dollop of swirled frosting.