Sprinkle a Little Spooky Magic with Wilton
October 2023 Issue
by Lindsay Gifford
Recipes and Photography provided by Wilton Industries
Trick or treat? We choose treat! This Halloween, Wilton has everything you need for a spooktacular celebration. One of the best-known decorating and bakeware companies in the U.S., Wilton has everything from cookie cutters to devilishly delectable decorations. Not to mention ghoulishly great recipes. Visit wilton.com for more fun fare, and sprinkle a little spooky magic on your Halloween haunts!
Halloween Brownie Pops
Prep Time: 1 hr | Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Favorite brownie mix or recipe
Orange Candy Melts
Black Candy Melts
Bright White Candy Melts
Halloween 6-Cell Sprinkles Mix
Halloween Sprinkles Mix
8 in. Lollipop Sticks Disposable Decorating Bags
Prepare brownie batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool brownies in 9 x 13 in. pan. Cut brownies into rectangles, measuring 1½ x 4 inches in size and set aside. Melt each color of candy melts according to package instructions. Dip the tip of the lollipop stick into the white candy melt, then insert into brownie and let set, about 5 minutes. Repeat for all brownies. Once set, dip the brownies in the melted candy color of your choice. Tap gently to remove excess. Chill until set, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Fill three decorating bags, separately, with remaining melted candies. Cut a tiny tip in each bag and drizzle brownies with alternating color and top immediately with desired sprinkles.
Halloween Witch Hat Cookies
Prep Time: 45 mins | Total Time 1 hr 45 mins | Servings: 12
Unbleached Parchment Paper
12 (12-Inch) Disposable Decorating Bags
Cupcake Cones Baking Rack
Large Basket weave Decorating Tip 2B
Round Cake Decorating Tip 3
Straight Black Spatula, 9-Inch
Wilton’s Chocolate Cake Recipe or Favorite Cake Mix
Store Bought Chocolate Cookies
Lemon Yellow Icing Color
Black Color Mist Food Coloring Spray
Rose Icing Colors Pink Food Coloring
Violet Icing Color, Gel Food Coloring
Golden Yellow Icing Color
Orange Icing Color
Creamy White Decorator Icing, 4 lb. Tub
Prepare & bake the cones. Prepare the cake mix following the chosen recipe’s instructions. Place the Cupcake Cones Baking Rack on a cookie sheet. Insert the sugar cones into the rack. Fill the cones with 2 tablespoons of the cake batter. Next, bake and cool the cones following the timing instructions for the recipe you’ve chosen.
Spray the cones. Trim the risen cake to the top of the cone with a knife, if needed. Place the cones wide side down on some parchment paper . Using Black Color Mist, spray the cones black. Let them dry for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Tint the Icing & Prepare the Bags. Tint 1 cup of creamy white decorator icing orange. Tint 1 cup of creamy white decorator icing purple by combining the violet and rose icing colors. Prepare two decorating bags with tip 2B. Fill them separately with the orange and purple tinted icing.
At the same time, tint ¼ a cup of creamy white decorator icing yellow by combining the golden yellow and lemon yellow icing colors and place it in a decorator bag with tip 3 attached.
Assemble the witch hats. Using the orange icing, pipe a small amount of icing in the middle of a cookie then place a cone on top of the cookie. Then, with the smooth side of the tip facing out, pipe a band around the wide end of half the cones and smooth with a spatula. Repeat the same step-by-step process with purple icing on the other half of the cookies and cones. When done, let them set for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Finally, use the bag with the yellow tinted icing with tip 3 attached to pipe a buckle around the band on the hats. Let them set for another 15 to 20 minutes and then enjoy!
Spooky Halloween Spider Cupcakes
Prep Time: 45 mins | Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins | Servings: 12 cupcakes
Mini chocolate sandwich cookies
Your favorite chocolate cake mix/recipe
Make and frost chocolate cupcakes: Bake cupcakes according to box or recipe instructions. Place on a cooling rack and cool completely before decorating. Using the round tip, pipe white frosting on top of cupcakes. Smooth with spatula.
Make spider’s body: Using orange frosting, pipe a small circle, about the size of a half dollar.
Make spider’s head: Pipe dot of frosting onto mini chocolate sandwich cookie, attach eyeballs. Place the cookie head so that it is leaning on the orange body.
Make spider’s legs: Using black and orange frosting, pipe alternating colors of dots to create 4 legs on each side. Dip brush in cornstarch to smooth out each dot.
To store: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Decorated cupcakes are best eaten within a day or two.