Hocus Pocus Cuppycakes!

I put a (sugary) spell on you!

It’s September, which means it’s officially spooky season! Although in the Stephens household and in Walt Disney World, the halls, windows and every corner of Main Street USA has been decked out with Mickey Punkins and spooky delights since August.

While scouring the magical interwebs and Disney Parks Blog for inspiration in regards to what I should cook (or bake) up next, I came across the new Hocus Pocus cupcakes at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

As a huge Sanderson Sisters fan (I’ve probably watched HP a minimum of 5 times this spooky season…) whipping up a FWHM version of what is available at the GF is what my dark lil heart was looking for 🙂

Fold 15 year old DVD into batter and beat until digital

Admittedly, the Disney Parks recipe is much tastier than a simple white cake – but you know how food coloring obsessed we are here at FWHM (if you don’t, see my hair for reference!).

White cake is simple! A box will work just fine, but here’s my most favoritest, easy peasiest recipe I love to use:

White Cake:

  • 6 large egg whites (yellows will make the food coloring not as vibrant)
  • 1 cup milk (I only ever have plant milk on hand, but any kind will do!)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • Vanilla extract to taste
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cups oil
  • Bake at 350 for 17 mins
The neons are my favorite colors to use!

Though buttercream is the ideal frosting for piping, cream cheese is my absolute favorite – totes cheated and used a Betty Crocker container!

The yellow looks orange and the orange looks red unless you stir AGGRESSIVELY.

Did I eat some of these right out of the oven sans icing? Yep!
Did I eat some of these right out of the oven but in blue? Also yes!
Carrie Bradshaw

You guys. Piping stresses me the eff out! But when it comes out all nice and stacky and jacked up to Jesus without collapsing, it is SO rewarding.

If you’re going for that big ole pile of frosting, always always always start in the middle and work your way around slowly, letting the icing fall.
It works if you work it!
Add some sprinkles for a touch of razzle dazzle!

From left to right – sultry, blonde Sarah, trademark almost devilish orange-haired Winifred, and last but not least blue (?) Mary…(the Disney version is more purpley, but she gives me serious Merryweather vibes!).

Hocus Pocus is one of my alltime favorite spooky season movies, and a rare one that actually takes place on All Hallows Eve! I love that this old school film still has influence in the parks and on resort property and I can’t wait for the much anticipated sequel in the (hopefully!) near future!

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