How to Make Candy Corn Hi-Hat Cupcakes for Halloween

by in Holidays, October 15th, 2013

Candy Corn Hi-Hat CupcakesHi-hat cupcakes are one of the most beautiful and decadent ways to enjoy a cupcake; while they can seem intimidating, they are actually very easy to make.

I am a big fan of surprise-inside treats and my cupcakes are no exception. These hat cupcakes hide a sweet fall-inspired surprise that replicates the colors of candy corn.

To make your own Candy Corn Hi-Hat Cupcakes you’ll need:

1 chocolate cupcakes recipe
1 batch buttercream recipe
Yellow and orange food coloring
6 ounces (about 1 cup) semisweet chocolate
1-2 tablespoons shortening

Prepare and bake cupcakes according to recipe directions. Allow to cool.

Prepare buttercream and equally divide into two bowls. Add yellow food coloring to one bowl and mix until fully combined; set aside. Take other bowl and equally divide again (so you now have two bowls of frosting). One bowl should be tinted orange; the other should remain white.

Candy Corn Hi-Hat CupcakesWhen ready to assemble, place frostings into plastic disposable pastry bags (or resealable plastic bags). Starting with the yellow frosting, cut about 2 inches off the top of the bag and pipe out a circle on top of the cupcake. Fill in any holes so that the frosting is even and level. Do this to all cupcakes.

Next grab your orange frosting and cut off approximately 2 inches from the tip of the bag. Pipe out a smaller circle on top of the yellow frosting. Repeat on all cupcakes. You should now have the yellow and orange layers done.

Finally, grab your white frosting and cut off approximately 2 inches from the tip of the bag. Pipe a dollop of frosting and then pull your hand up quickly and release pressure. This should create a nice pointed tip at the top of your cupcake. Repeat this on the remaining cupcakes.

Place all cupcakes in the fridge for about an hour, or until they have had a chance to set.

After the cupcakes have chilled, prepare your chocolate coating.

Candy Corn Hi-Hat CupcakesPlace chocolate and shortening in a heat proof bowl and set in the microwave for one minute, then remove and stir. If the chocolate is not completely melted, place back in microwave for 15 seconds. Remove and stir until melted and smooth. Pour chocolate into a drinking glass, one with a mouth wide enough for you to invert the cupcakes into. Let cool about 15 minutes.

Remove cupcakes from the fridge. Pick up one cupcake and dip it, frosting side down, into the chocolate, going all the way to the top of the cupcake liner. Lift up and let excess drip off, then set cupcake on cookie sheet. Repeat this with all remaining cupcakes.

Allow chocolate to harden, which only takes a few minutes. Serve and enjoy the excited faces of the lucky recipients.

More posts from .

Similar Posts

Colorful Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides — Fall Fest

Balance out the beige bread and potatoes on your Thanksgiving plate with vibrant, seasonal vegetable recipes like glazed carrots and creamed kale. ...

Comments (13)

  1. Kristen says:

    These are absolutely adorable! I've always wanted to make hi-hat cupcakes… what a cute idea for a school party!

  2. Rachel says:

    These are super cute! What a fun idea for Halloween!

  3. They are so beautiful! Great Halloween idea :)

  4. I have no words for how cute these are! You always amaze me with your creations Amanda!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  5. Graziela says:

    You never seize to amaze me! These are super cute!

  6. TidyMom says:

    I'm in love with hi hat cupcakes and the candy corn theme is adorable!!! Super fun for Halloween!

  7. Asmita says:

    Beautiful!Love them!

  8. @faithshabit says:

    Scrumptious! yum I want!

  9. michelle says:

    so fun, love the halloween surprise inside!

  10. Christine says:

    AMAZING! Love this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>