Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Which Witch

Halloween has brought me clarity. I have human nature all figured out. 

It's all about the witches. 

As with any other subculture, there are those labeled "good" and those labeled "bad". Both groups have specific traits, the way they see situations and what they would do to change circumstances. It's the philosophy, the strategies of these groups with which we identify that make us who we are.

There are the "good" witches: Samantha from Bewitched, Glinda from the Wizard of Oz and the sisters from Charmed, for example. 

And then there are the "evil" witches: The cannibal Witch from Hansel and Gretel, and the Queen from Snow White, The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, to name a few.
Melting Wicked Witches Cupcakes: rich chocolate syrup cupcake with a sweet melting wicked witch frosting. Garnished with candy eyes and an edible witch's hat | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #Halloween

Melting Wicked Witch Cupcakes
Melting Wicked Witches Cupcakes: rich chocolate syrup cupcake with a sweet melting wicked witch frosting. Garnished with candy eyes and an edible witch's hat | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #Halloween

Yes, as always, it's about good vs evil. Who do you want to be? What do you want to stand for? It comes down to this: wwtwd (what would the witches do)?


*Kids who wear their pants around their knees:
     Good witch: gently raise them up to the waist.
          Wicked witch: yank those suckers up over their ears.

*Owners who think I enjoy dispersing their dog crap through my yard with my lawn mower:
     Good witch: make that crap disappear.
          Wicked witch: make all the toilets in their home back up. Permanently.

*Narcissists who take up two parking spaces:
     Good witch: move the car over to a single spot.
          Wicked witch: reduce their car to the size of a matchbox.

*Shoppers with 25 items in the 10 items or less lane:
     Good witch: double the speed of the cashier.
          Wicked witch: tattoo "I can't count to ten" onto their forehead.

     Good witch: change their words to the truth.
          Wicked witch: light their pants on fire.

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 *Drivers meandering 20 miles per hour under the speed limit on a 2 lane street:
     Good witch: create. a passing lane.
          Wicked witch: two words: ejector . . . seat.

 *Email spammers:
     Good witch: block their outgoing mail.
          Wicked witch: attach 7 million volts to their "send" button.

 *Shoppers who leave their cart in the middle of a parking space (and always the best spaces, too):
     Good witch: insert the cart into its proper place in the store.
         Wicked  witch: insert that cart into a strategic place where the sun don't shine.

 *Waiting lists, waiting lines . . . waiting:
     Good witch: speed up the wait.
          Wicked witch: obliterate that line. A lightning bolt will do nicely.

 *Happy waker-uppers (you know who you are):
     Good witch: what a lovely trait, lets bottle that.
          Wicked witch: happy waker-uppers, meet witchy morning breath.

Which witch will you be? 

As for me, I'm hopping on my broomstick and heading out. Don't want to be late for my appointment with the plastic surgeon, I'm having a wart added to my nose. 

{{flies off, cackling}}

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Melting Wicked Witch Cupcakes
Printable Recipe
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
 1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla

3/4 stick butter, softened
1 container (7 oz) Marshmallow Creme
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 TBSP milk
green food coloring

1/4 cup chocolate chips 
12 oreos
24 Hershey's Kisses
24 candy eyeballs

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
*Beat 1 stick of butter, sugar and eggs until smooth.
*Mix in 1 cup flour, then beat in half of the chocolate syrup.
*Mix in the rest of the flour and the baking soda, then beat in the rest of the chocolate syrup and the vanilla.
*Divide the batter into the 24 cupcake liners. Bake for approximately 18 - 20 minutes, or until the center springs back to the touch. Cool completely.
*Carefully remove the cream center from the oreos. You need only the outer cookies. Unwrap the kisses. Melt the chocolate chips on a plate in the microwave. Dip the flat side of each kiss into the melted chocolate and press onto the center of a cookie. Set aside.
*Beat 3/4 stick of butter and the marshmallow creme until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and green food coloring. Add the milk, 1 TBSP at a time, until it's a good piping consistency. Add more food coloring if needed. Put into piping bag.
*Pipe the frosting onto the top of and dripping down the sides of the cupcakes. Stick an oreo/kiss "witch's hat" onto each cupcake and stick the candy eyes to the frosting, skewed to the side.


  1. I think I have each one sitting a top each shoulder! I definitely like "bad witches" attitude!

  2. I think I may be more bad than good witch. LOL

  3. Oh, this was SOOOO clever! I laughed and laughed! Yeah, I think it would depend on which day. Sometimes good. And sometimes . . .
    My Husby bought me a new mop. He said it was for flying in wet weather.

    1. Well, now we know which witch your husband thinks you are!

  4. I would like to be a witch, just saying a witch like Samantha from Bewitched, just so you know

  5. Now I want to watch Wizard of Oz and eat those melted witch cuppycakes!

  6. Can I eat all the creme centers by myself!?!? Please! That's the only good part of an Oreo! These cupcakes are delightful. I think you're more of a good with than you let on!

    1. We would get along so well, I'll eat the chocolate cookie, you can have the center!

  7. Love Halloween. Those cupcakes look great. I would weigh 400 pounds if I lived in your house!

    1. Well, you do work off some of those calories fighting the teenagers for the sweets.

  8. Could I add peppermint extract instead of vanilla to give the frosting a minty flavor?

    1. Absolutely. The frosting is really sweet, the mint may cut that sweetness a bit too.


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