These Cauldron Cakes have their own tiny pretzel fires to brew their frosting potions! Make them at home and feel like you’re on the Hogwarts Express sharing snacks with Harry and Ron!
Cauldron Cakes by Erika, Jessica, and Sommer
Bake 1 box of Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix in a greased cupcake tin.
When the cupcakes are cooled, flip them over so the "raised" side is facing down. Scoop out a 1/2-inch ditch on the flat side of each cupcake.
To make pretzel handles, lay out a tray, bag of pretzels, and either chocolate frosting or melted large Hershey's milk chocolate bar.
For each handle, you will need 4 pretzel sticks. Place 2 pretzel sticks together for the top of the handle. Place 2 pretzel sticks together for the sides. Note: Make extra in case any break later on.
Cover the pretzels in the chocolate frosting or melted chocolate. Cut half of the pretzels in half for the sides of the handle. Repeat for each cupcake.
Place the tray of pretzels in the refrigerator and take it out when chocolate is completely hardened.
Fill the cupcake hollow with green frosting and swirl around to create a two-toned look.
To create the burning logs, cut two pretzels in half. Dip the ends into the orange frosting to create the fire.
Place each of the orange frosted pretzels into an "X" shape to act as the base. Once in the "X" shape, place a dab of frosting in the center to hold the pieces together. Place the tray in the refrigerator to harden.
Take the chocolate-covered pretzels out of the refrigerator and form the handles with the long ones as the top and short ones as the sides. Melt the medium Hershey's milk chocolate bar and pour the melted chocolate over the handle pieces to mold into one "U" shaped handle. Place in refrigerator again to harden.
Place the small Hershey's milk chocolate bar into a Ziploc bag. Place the bag into the microwave and melt the chocolate. Cut a small piece off the corner of the bag to make a small piping bag.
Take out the hardened handles and carefully remove them from the tray.
Pipe a dab of chocolate on the bases and set the Cauldron Cake on the center. Then attach the handles by piping a dab of chocolate where the handle attaches to the cake.