Spooky season is never complete without a viewing of Hocus Pocus, and this Hocus Pocus Book of spells cake is the perfect addition for a movie night!
To say we’re fans of Hocus Pocus is a big understatement. I’ve pulled together a Hocus Pocus Gift Guide and we find ourselves playing the Hocus Pocus game all year long. So when we want to watch the movie I like to add to the evening by making our own Book of Spells cake and it’s so easy you can do it too.
Hocus Pocus Book of Spells
To start I wanted to make something simple and use things I already have around the house, and one of our favorite treats are brownies, and since I usually have a box in the pantry I knew it would make the perfect base, and keep my work simple. Add in some frosting and white chocolate and a couple of baggies and you’ve got all the things needed.
How to make a Book of Spell Cake
White chocolate melting candy or chips
Eye Candy (optional)
Step 1 – Make the Brownies -Just follow the directions on the box and I recommend using a 9×13 pan
Step 2 – Place parchment paper in the bottom of the pan and pour in the mix and then place it in the oven
Step 3 – Once the brownies are done you’ll want allow them to cool completely. You can’t decorate this when they are warm or it will be a hot mess
Step 4 – After the cake is cooled pull it out of the pan, this is why the parchment paper is so important as you can easily take it out without causing cracks and breaks, and then place the cake on the base slowly pulling away the parchment paper. I took a cookie sheet and covered it in brown paper for the base of the cake.
Step 5 – Start by adding the Candy eye, on the right side of the cake. You can just push it in a little as you’ll be adding icing to keep it in place.
Step 6 – Put the chocolate icing in a plastic baggie (I warmed mine frosting in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds so it was be easier to pipe out) then snip off the corner of the bag and begin to decorate
Step 7 – I used a photo of the Book of Spells as my example and just piped out the design with chocolate frosting
Step 8 – Warm up the white chocolate (again in the microwave and I add a small touch of oil to thin it out)
Step 9 – Put the white chocolate in a plastic baggie and snip off the corner and pipe on the snakes and eye lock
Step 10 – For the stitches I used the white chocolate and found that using a toothpick was helpful for making a thinner stich
It’s pretty easy to make and you don’t need to have a ton of cake decorating supplies to do this. Plus the fun is enjoying this cake while watching the movie or dressing up in character. I’ve also got my DIY Hocus Pocus shirt you can wear while enjoying some leftover cake, or if you don’t want to make this just make a fun Halloween Charcuterie!