Have you watched Hocus Pocus 2 yet?? I won’t give any spoilers, but I definitely enjoyed my experience watching it with friends! It probably helped that they are the kind of people who would readily sing along with/bust out matching choreography to the original movie (we did a double feature - original movie first with singing and dancing, then we settled in for the new one), AND they showed up in full costume. I was so overjoyed!
Of course, being the party planner that I am, I had to start with a fun party trick as I poured our first glasses of wine.
Notice the color of the witches’ dresses. Before I poured the wine, I asked my two friends who they were channeling at the moment. They both decided that since I was being HBIC that day, I had to be Winifred Sanders, and they each chose who would be Sarah and Mary Sanders. So then I poured the wine and distributed them according to who was channeling which sister. (Or is is witch sister?)
(For some reason I can't post this video from my YouTube Channel. So here's the link: https://youtube.com/shorts/XzDika0MM1E?feature=share )
Magical, isn't it?
From there, I encouraged them to grab as many snacks as they wanted - which included shrimp cocktail, pizza dip, and stuffed jalapeños. But the real treats came from the baked goods I made just for this party: Booooooooook Brownies, and Sistahs Cupcakes. I think the book brownies are pretty self-explanatory for those of you who have seen the movies, and honestly I’m feeling so inspired by the design and all the things I could do with it that I might make another version of this one later this month, so I won’t spend too much time on them in today's post to avoid repeating information.
But the Sistahs Cupcakes were so much fun to make! Earlier in this post I discussed how we identified with each Sanderson Sister based on their dress color. But for these cupcakes, I’ve identified them according to their hair color and hairstyle.
Look at those hairstyles! And the colors! They’re so interesting and distinguished from each other that it’s so easy to discern who is who just from the shape and color. I’ll walk you through the steps of creating each sistahhhhh…
First up is Sarah. Her cupcake was by far the easiest to make. Since I was using leftover French buttercream, I barely had to use any food coloring because French buttercream is very yellow to begin with thanks to all the egg yolks and butter. I used a small-ish star tip and piped a continuous rosette in a pile to create her lovely yellow hair.
Winifred was up next. I was able to use the rest of the yellow buttercream for this one and added some orange food coloring to it to create the right hue. I switched to a larger star tip and piped a wider rosette pile as the base. Then I piped two tall, wobbly stars on either side of the rosette top to give this cupcake the illusion of those fantastic side buns she wears in the movies.
Mary was last. For this cupcake, I made sure to turn my air conditioner on because the buttercream was getting soft and it would have been disastrous for this particular cupcake if the buttercream had melted. I piped a rosette pile like I did for the Sarah cupcakes, but as I got toward the top, I minimized my rosette spirals to be very thin. Then I started drawing them out to the side very carefully to create her lopsided ponytail/hat situation. (I honestly don't know how else to describe this mess of a hair situation.)
And there you have it! A fun interpretation of The Sistahs!
Happy eating, y’all!
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