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These are pretty great names for spells (and one of them is the title of the BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIE EVER. I love you and your witchy self, Bette Midler). But they’re completely unnecessary to make these magical Jack O’ Lantern Reveal Cupcakes inspired by Not Your Momma’s Cookie.
All you need is a box o’ Betty Crocker cake mix, some food coloring, a mini pumpkin cookie cutter, some creamy white frosting and – shazam! Cute cupcakes for your Halloween festivities faster than you can say bibbity-bobbity-boo.
Here’s how to git er done:
Whip up a batch of Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix, then pour out about a quarter of the batter into two smaller bowls, with a little more batter in one bowl than the other. Dye the smaller amount of batter brown and the larger amount orange. Set aside the big bowl of white batter for later.
Using pastry bags and a round piping tip, pipe a thin rectangle of orange batter lengthwise into the center of a small rectangular baking pan for the pumpkin body, then pipe two rectangles of brown batter on either side for the stems. I used an 11-by-7-inch baking pan, but you could also use an 8-by-8-inch square pan or a 9-by-9-inch pan – just be sure to pipe the batters differently (squares instead of rectangles) so you will have enough to make 12 to 15 mini pumpkins.
Bake the batter up and then let it cool completely before cutting into mini pumpkin shapes.
Now take that leftover white batter and spoon a couple teaspoons into the bottom of paper baking cups, and insert a pumpkin right side up in the center of each cup.
Spoon a couple more teaspoons of batter atop the pumpkins (make sure they don’t fall over!) and bake until the cupcakes are set.
Once the cupcakes are done and completely cooled, whip up some green-colored frosting and pipe it over the cupcakes (Note: Try to remember which way the pumpkin is facing before you frost the cupcakes, so you know where to cut into it)…
Then decorate with candy corn pieces for extra cuteness.
Now cut into a cupcake and presto chango! A mini jack o’ lantern revealed inside.
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