12 Hocus Pocus Cake Ideas You Can Make at Home

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

August 23, 2022

Hocus Pocus cakes

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I smell children…no, cake! Celebrate the Sanderson sisters with a movie night and line up one of these fabulous Hocus Pocus cakes as the centrepiece. You’re sure to put a spell on family and friends when they see how fun and vibrant the party is!

These enchanting cake ideas may look spectacular, but they are straightforward enough to bake at home and make decorating a fun family activity. We’ve picked a fun mix of Hocus Pocus-inspired ideas, from cauldrons and eyeballs to the iconic Sanderson spell book.

Happy Halloween baking!

Spooky Ideas for Hocus Pocus Cakes

Hocus Pocus Spell Book Cake

This clever tutorial for a Hocus Pocus spell book cake from Sweetie Darling Cakes will help you create your own spell book cake at home.

We love the tin foil tip for creating the book’s leather cover!

Hocus Pocus Layer Cake

hocus pocus cakes

This colourful Hocus Pocus layer cake from Sugar, Spice and Glitter looks super complicated – especially the fun frosting effect once you cut into the cake – but it’s actually super simple and you can even have the kids help make it!

Using three vibrant colours for the buttercream and creating clever rings of colour results in a real showstopper.

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Eyeball Cake Pops

Eyeball cake pops

So gross and yet so tasty…! These eye-popping eyeball cake pops from Bakerella will be absolute show-stoppers for your Hocus Pocus party or on your Halloween table.

Make them with red velvet cake for added impact!

Hocus Pocus Cupcakes

The simple and effective buttercream styling on these Hocus Pocus cupcakes from Popcorner Reviews immediately captures Hocus Pocus! You can immediately picture the three Sanderson sisters and their recognisable hairstyles, made even more authentic if you download the clever cupcake wrappers.

Halloween Witch Cake Push Pop

halloween cake push pop

Little ones will find these Halloween witch cake push pops from The Inspired Home a fun treat!

Colour your cake and buttercream to match your party theme – or opt for a classic combination of purple, green and orange. The rest is just a case of assembly.

Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownies

Hocus Pocus brownies

Ooey gooey chocolate brownies (with added chocolate chunks!) are the perfect bite-size treat to transform. This clever idea for Hocus Pocus brownies from Cheese Curd in Paradise uses black decorating icing pens and candy eyeballs to create the perfect Sanderson spell book.

Witch Silhouette Cake

Use black fondant to create silhouette effects on your cake, like this one we found on Pinterest. With the coloured fondant backdrop, these silhouettes really pop. From trees and gravestones to black cats, bats and wiches, you can make your cake as spooky as you like!


We have a frightfully fun checklist of 50 Halloween activities for Kids that you can download and work your way through!

Witch Hat Cupcakes

hocus pocus cupcakes

Transform your favourite cupcakes into Halloween witches! Homemade Hooplah uses some coloured buttercream, an Oreo and a chocolate kiss to create these very effective witch hat cupcakes.

Cauldron Cupcakes

Cauldron cupcakes for hocus pocus cakes

These moist and chocolatey witch’s cauldron cupcakes from Life Made Simple Bakes are secretly stuffed with a homemade orange “scream” filling and decorated with cute and creepy candies!

Graveyard Cake

Graveyard cake

What a centrepiece this graveyard cake from My Recipes would make! The addition of jelly worms, biscuit headstones and a candy corn path complete the look – all you need now is Billy Butcherson to pop out of his grave!

Witch Hat Cake Pops

Witch hat cake pops

These creative witch hat cake pops from Betty Crocker look fantastic and taste even better – plus they make a decorative addition to any Halloween party table.

Cauldron Cake

This cauldron cake from Dr Oetker is made with red velvet cake, covered with a dark chocolate ganache and topped with wobbly lime jelly – what a showstopper!

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Published On: August 23rd, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes, Parties / Last Updated: November 1st, 2022 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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