Use Peppermint Patties to create these cute Black Cat Cupcakes for your Halloween party or any cat themed event like an cat adoption or birthday party.
The image that comes to mind when I think about cats at Halloween is very cartoonish. I imagine a cat perched on a white picket fence with a full moon behind him in the dark night sky. He’s just finished eating a fish he found in a back alley garbage can and he’s howling and hissing as someone from an open window yells for him to “shut up.”
I spent too many Saturday morning’s watching cartoons as a kid, I guess.
So, when I set out to design these cupcakes, I couldn’t get that vision out of my head.
I wanted these kitties to look as though they were a part of that scene from the cartoon.
To do this, I nestled some Peppermint Patty Black Cats on chocolate cupcakes topped with a big swirl of chocolatey black frosting and surrounded the little cakes with white picket fence cupcake wrappers. Now that they looked like they were perched on a fence, I placed a fish carcass in their paws to complete the look.
Each of these Black Cat Cupcakes brings the imagined cartoon to life and better yet, tastes great.
Watch the video to see how to put them together.
You can find the products needed to make these Black Cat Cupcakes on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales).
- 12 Snack Size (.6 ounce) York Peppermint Patties
- 2 ounces black candy melts, melted
- 12 Mini York Peppermint Patties
- 12 jumbo pink heart sprinkles
- 72 white jimmies (sprinkles)
- 24 - 1/2 inch candy eyes
- 24 small pink heart sprinkles
- 1-2 ounces bright white candy melts, melted
- 12 baked chocolate cupcakes topped with a big swirl of black colored chocolate frosting
- 24 black M&M's
- Unwrap peppermint patties.
- Brush a small amount of melted black candy melts on the back of each mini peppermint patty and attach one to each larger peppermint patty.
- Dab some black candy coating in the center of the mini peppermint patty and arrange 3 white jimmies on either size to create the cat's whiskers and add a jumbo pink heart in the center on top for the nose.
- Use black candy coating to attach two candy eyes to each peppermint patty.
- Brush two triangle shaped ears onto a parchment lined baking sheet and set the peppermint patty cat over the bottom edge.
- Immediately set 1 small pink heart sprinkle up against the peppermint patty on top of each candy ear.
- Let the candy ears harden before moving your peppermint patty cats.
- Pour white candy melts into a zip top bag, snip off one tip, and pipe 12 fish carcasses onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Freeze for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove and peel the fish carcasses off the paper and flip over so the smooth side faces out.
- Assemble the cupcakes by wrapping each cupcake in a picket fence cupcake wrapper.
- Then press one peppermint patty cat on the front near the top of the frosting swirl.
- Press one black M&M on either side of the frosting swirl below the cat head to create the paws.
- Attach one fish carcass to the frosting swirl in between the two candy paws.
- Find melting instructions for the candy melts on my Chocolate Making Tips page.
- To make black frosting, start by using chocolate frosting and adding the coloring. Otherwise, you can stir cocoa powder into white frosting then add the coloring. If needed, thin out the frosting with a bit of water.
- You need a good stiff frosting so that it holds a nice swirl. I love using Wilton’s Ready to Use Frosting. They taste great and hold a nice swirl.
You might also like these other fun Black Cat Treats and Recipes…
Candy Filled Black Cat Cookies • Backside Black Cat Cookies
Snack Cake Cats • Peanut Butter Fudge Filled Cat Pops
Flourless Chocolate Cake Halloween Cats • Reese’s Cup Cats
Cheese Ball Cat • Caramel Apple Cats
Chocolate Truffle Cat Pops • Spooky Cat Cheesecake