The Easiest Witch Hat Cupcakes

three witch hat cupcakes on a plate with a skull and another cupcake in the background

5 from 8 reviews

No need to break out the fondant because these witch hats are pure frosting goodness! Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party for the kids or just throwing it down at the office potluck, these cupcakes are sure to delight ghouls both big and small! And with the help of some store-bought frosting and cupcakes, they come together in just 30 minutes.




  1. Tint your vanilla frosting lime green and your chocolate frosting black.
  2. To get this exact shade of green, I used Wilton’s color right system. It took 37 drops yellow and 4 drops blue.
  3. Scoop your green frosting into a piping bag and, using a large round tip (like an Ateco 809), pipe a swirl of frosting onto the tops of each cupcake.
  4. Roll the sides of your frosting in sprinkles (if using).
  5. Tint your chocolate frosting black. I used approximately 50 drops of Wilton’s color right system in black.
  6. Scoop 1/3 of your black frosting into a piping bag with a Wilton 127 tip.
  7. With the narrow end of the tip in the center of your cupcake, turn the cupcake while piping to create the brim of the hat. Repeat for each cupcake.
  8. Scoop the remaining black frosting into a bag with a medium round tip.
  9. Pipe a large dollop of frosting in the center of the cupcakes and release the pressure as you pull up to create the tapered end of the hats.