Bewitchingly Easy Cupcakes

A Trick for Halloween Treats

coco levine cupcake queen!

When it comes to holiday baking, you’re a total witch.

Audrey Davidow, author of the new recipe- and craft-filled storybook, CoCo Levine, Cupcake Queen, shares an easy trick for making Halloween treats that won’t scare you.

Witch Hat Cupcakes
Makes twelve

12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
12 sugar cones
Colored sprinkles
12 chocolate cookies
Reese’s Pieces
12 frosted cupcakes

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips on medium-high for 1-3 minutes, stirring intermittently.

2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Hold each cone by its pointed end and dip open end into melted chocolate to coat. Set cones on baking sheet, pointed ends up. Refrigerate until chocolate starts to harden.

3. On a plate, spread sprinkles, then roll each cone in them to cover (chocolate should still be sticky).

4. Attach each sprinkle-coated cone to a cookie with a bit of frosting; rim each edge with Reese’s Pieces.

5. Place each cookie on a cupcake. Serve right away or refrigerate until needed.

CoCo Levine, Cupcake Queen is available online at amazon.com, $12.

this week in los angeles!

Petit Bateau Family Halloween Party

What: Entertainment, in-store discounts, sweets for kiddos, and schwag bags for moms.
Why: Skip the trick; go straight for the treat.
When: Fri., 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: 9661 Brighton Way, at Bedford Dr. (310-888-8822). Admission is free.

Spooky Story-gami Workshop

What: Kids (8 and up) bring scary tales of ghosts, witches, bats, and vampires to life with origami artist Joel Stern.
Why: Know when to fold ’em.
When: Wed., 4 p.m.
Where: Children’s Book World, 10580½ W. Pico Blvd., b/t Parnell & Prosser Aves. (310-559-2665). Admission is free.

Halloween at the Brentwood Country Mart

What: All 25 boutiques dole out treats from Edelweiss Candy Shop.
Why: But wait, there’s more. Little goblins scoop up Reddi Chick ice cream and create spooky holiday arrangements ($40) with Botany Flowers.
When: Fri., 3-6 p.m.
Where: 225 26th St., at W. San Vicente Blvd. Info at 310-458-6682. Reservations for floral class (required) to 310-394-0358. Event admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Audrey Davidow

9661 Brighton Way
@ Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
@ San Vicente Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90049
10580 W Pico Blvd
bt Parnell & Prosser Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90064