For most of my childhood, A Witch was my costume of choice on Halloween.
Boring, I know. But it was safe, hard to mess up, and there were no grand expectations. I mean…it is a witch. As long as you’ve got a pointy hat and black clothing, you’re set.
Of course, there had been an earlier time when I had grander Halloween goals. A time when I dared to dream of a beautiful costume– magical, sparkly and awe inspiring. But like most good things in my life, Copycat Julie came along and crushed that dream, thus dooming me to a foreverdom of The Witch.
I know what you’re thinking– Julie already did enough damage. It’s because of her that I force small children to eat candy, can hardly look at a pudding pop, refuse to grow my hair long and have panic attacks at the sight of purple sweat suits.
Surely it’s impossible for a 7 year old child to inflict such irreparable damage?
It was the year 1987. Huey Lewis was at the top of the music charts and Kirk Cameron was my future husband. Fall was upon us and Halloween candy was hitting the shelves. Life was good.
Being the fancy girl that I was, I informed my mother that I would be a princess for Halloween.
A PRINCESS!!! I would spread beauty and sparkle everywhere I went. Boys would follow me, dumbfounded by my beauty…handing over their best Halloween candy so as to have an extra moment to admire my beautiful costume. Parents would stop and admire me, asking if I could teach their children to have my poise and grace. It was going to be the best night ever.
So you can imagine my shock and dismay when my mom decided that she would make my costume. Herself.
MAKE!!! As in using scraps of material and thread and such. Surely this wasn’t neccessary? SURELY my mother had more important things to do, like dust the furniture and make me Kraft Macaroni and Cheese? But despite my many protests, she assured me that she was happy (HAPPY!!) to make my costume.
As luck would have it (LUCK!!) my mom happened to have a Royal Blue nightgown that she didn’t wear anymore. Apparently the word Royal was all my mom needed to convince herself that this was the perfect attire for a princess. Royal Blue!! As in royal people!! She assured me that this would be fabulous.
At this point, I knew that my entire costume was hinging on the tiara. I mean, anyone can make a nightgown work, if given enough sparkle to distract. I refused to give up on my dream. This was going to happen. Kirk Cameron might even find out about my beautiful tiara, ask my hand in marriage, and I would live with the Seavers!! I remained optimistic.
Right around this time, we just so happened to have a beloved pet bunny who had recently gotten stitches. I could get into a long story about WHY he needed stitches (he was hiding under my bed and Copycat Julie reached under and dragged him out, injuring him) but the focus of this particular tale is the plastic collar that was placed around his neck to prevent him from chewing on them.
The same collar that, once he no longer needed, my mom determined would make the perfect crown.
She cut points into the collar. She covered it in royal blue fabric and adorned it with bows.
This was my costume.
Of course, I knew my mom was doing her best. Money was tight and she was a crafty lady…and although it wasn’t the costume of my dreams, I could make it work.
At least, that’s what I thought.
Until I saw Julie.
And her Halloween costume.
And after that, I was a witch. Forever and ever until the end of time.
So…in honor of my witchiness, I made some glamorous witchy cupcakes. Want to know how?
For the hats:
You need one sugar cone per hat. Using a serrated knife, gently saw the top inch off of each cone. Dip cones in melted dark chocolate (almond bark or candy melts, your choice) and place on wax paper to set.
Once set, attach to a flat chocolate cookie. I used Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers, but even half of an Oreo would probably do. Dip the top of the cookie in the melted chocolate, and set back on the wax paper, dipped side facing up. Place cone on top and wait until set.
Dab a bit of melted chocolate around the base of the cone and attach sugar pearls to make a cute band around the hat. Or it, if you actually have a life, you could skip this step.
Place hats on top of sparkly frosting. You’re done!!
To buy Heat Green Disco Dust click HERE.
To buy Green and Pink Sugar Pearls click HERE.
To buy a large Open Star Tip click HERE.
So now that I’ve given you the instructions and where to get the materials for these, you can totally copy them. Please just don’t make them better than mine, though. I may never fully recover.
Have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!!
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