DIY Cat and Moon Halloween Cupcakes
So cute and easy to make, you'll definitely want to cross the paths of these little black cat cupcakes. The moons are sparkly discs of melted candy coating and the kitty cats are easy to use cake novelties, which make these treats both quick and fun to make with kids. So, just follow the steps below to create these show stopping spooky Halloween goodies.
If you decide to bake your cupcakes from scratch, check out our Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe or our Vanilla Cake Recipe for the cake. Pair it with our Brenda's Bakery Buttercream and you'll have a delicious treat from top to bottom.
Start by piping orange icing on the cupcakes. If you don't have a piping bag, you can just frost them with a spatula instead. Sprinkle them with orange sanding sugar and place them in the fridge while you create the moons.
Place some yellow candy coating in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 1/2 power. Remove every 30 seconds and stir. Continue to do this until the coating is thoroughly melted, but be sure to avoid overheating the coating or it could burn.
Use a pencil to trace 2 1/4" circles on a piece of parchment paper. Flip the piece over and line your tray (you will see the outline through the paper). Use a spoon to dollop and spread the coating into the circles, but don't make them more than 1/8" thick so that they're not too heavy for the top of the cupcakes.
Immediately sprinkle the tops of the circles with yellow sugar crystals and place the tray in the fridge for 10 minutes, or until firm.
Remove the tray from the fridge and flip the moons over. Measure your sucker sticks to make sure they aren't too long to attach to the back of the moon and insert fully into the cupcake and break a part off if necessary. Dip the stick in some melted coating and adhere to the back of the moons. Place them back in the fridge for 5 minutes until firm.
Insert the moons into the chilled cupcakes and then add a kitty cat novelty. Ohhh....so spooky!