DIY: Cupcake Liner Witch Hats

I generally have a rule about rushing the season… that is, I try not to.  But Halloween has been in the stores for so long now that it’s starting to go on clearance.  So today, I’m officially kicking off the Halloween season here on The Cake Blog!  And what better way to start things off than with a fun Halloween Cupcake Liner Craft?  If you’re a regular reader, you know we love a good cupcake liner craft!  And why not?  They’re adorable, easy and make great use of the extra cupcake liners we all have lying around.

Over the weekend, I got into the Halloween spirit and came up with a fun new tutorial for you.  In a few simple steps, you’ll brew up these bewitching Halloween cupcake toppers.  So break out your scissors, extra baking liners and let’s get started!  Perfect for Halloween treats and easy enough for the kids to craft… hope you enjoy my Cupcake Liner Witch Hats!

{super easy} Cupcake Liner Witch Hats  | by Carrie Sellman  |

{super easy} Cupcake Liner Witch Hats  | by Carrie Sellman  |

{super easy} Cupcake Liner Witch Hats  | by Carrie Sellman  |


a DIY by Carrie Sellman

Cupcake Liners
Mini Cupcake Liners
Double Sided Tape


STEP 1:  Grab a regular sized cupcake liner.  Fold liner in half.  Fold in half again, creating a pie-like wedge.  Tape the two flaps together using double sided tape, so that you have one solid triangle.

STEP 2:  Fold in half again.  Tape again.  Now you should have a tall skinny wedge that is 1/8 the size of your original circle.  If your liner is now a flat triangle due to folding, fluff it up with your finger so that it makes a cone.

STEP 3:  Insert a toothpick into your cupcake and place your cone on top of the toothpick.  This is the body of your hat.  The toothpick will help your hat stay in place.

STEP 4:  Grab a mini cupcake liner.  Cut a hole in the middle of the liner.  I found it easiest to do this by folding it in half and then cutting out a ‘C’ shape on the folded edge.  Open up liner and slightly flatten with your hand.  This will be the brim.

STEP 5:  Slide the brim down over your cone to complete the hat.  Smush and crinkle to add character.  Bend the tip of the hat, if desired.

Whether they top off your delectable homemade cupcakes, spruce up some store bought sweets or provide a Halloween activity for the kiddos… I hope you enjoy these Cupcake Liner Witch Hats!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


  1. 10


    Very cute. Funny how all the holidays are rushed in the craft/treat world, but we must keep up! So post away with Halloween and once it passes we can begin with Christmas, Hannukah, etc. – oh my!

  2. 18


    These are so darling! I’ve pinned them and I’m going to feature them on my site Friday! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  3. 23


    What magical little witch hats! I am very, very tempted to use your pattern to decorate cupcakes for a costume party next month. Thanks so much for sharing such an adorable idea!

  4. 24


    Love them! have just made my first one sitting here infront of your instructions- black hat with a orange brim printed with bats. Raiding the rest of the Halloween stash now :)

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    hewcat says

    This is adorable. Tried it out with left over liners and now I’m going to buy some cute Halloween prints. May be adding a gold buckle for the hat too! Thanks for the idea!

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    This is a stroke of genius!I hope you don’t mind if I feature this in on my blog as a part of my post on super easy Halloween bakes. Of course, it will all be appropriately credited with links back to this post.

    Thanks :)

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    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.
    I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will come back sometime soon.
    I want to encourage continue your great posts, have a nice day!


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