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Cucuy Conchas!

Cucuy conchas

These cucuy conchas will be the STAR of your  Halloween treats, trust me! They are super fun to make – the kids will have a blast – but hello, they are conchas! Delicious and ready for a cup of cafecito! And they also have a lot of personality because you can create all kinds of silly faces using candies and decorations.

This is the first one I made, he came out with so much personality – I held a caption contest on Instagram! The entries were soo funny, check them out.

The winning entries (random drawing):

From Instagram:

“Oh no! The cafecito is ready. (Dun, dun, dun).” by @valeriiamonique

And from Facebook:

“The face you make when your mom threatens to hit you with her “conchancla”!


Alrighty – here is how to make these Cucuy Conchas – and if you live in Phoenix, scroll down for a special treat!

Start off with some candies and decorations. I tried to use all edible items, but I couldn’t resist the fangs and the eyeballs. Just make sure you tell your company to remove those before eating. Okay, please promise me you’ll do that!

Also – frosting tubes in bright colors. This will act as the glue.

Mexican candies

Now it time for the conchas. You have several options, I used the normal sized, but you can use mini-conchas or visit your local panaderia to see if they make these wonderful manteconchas! I called La Purisima here in Arizona and they have them!

IN FACT – I’m picking up a dozen tomorrow and bringing them with me to Mucho Mas Art Studio, along with decorating supplies – if you live in the area, come to visit and decorate one! Come by after 12 pm, I’ll be set up by then!


Anyway – get some conchas!


Start with one and look at the shape and see at what angle you can bring it life. Use a knife to cut out holes and then fill/outline with frosting and place the items inside.

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Add eyes, and brows, whatever else you want!

This is the part where I show off all the others I made! Bear with me, I really got into it…


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Cucuy empanada.
This little guy isn’t a concha, but he wanted to join in the fun.

Cucuy conchas Cucuy conchas Cucuy conchasThanks for reading my post about these crazy cucuy conchas! I hope you make them, I promise you’ll have a great time! Don’t forget to add sprinkles and whatever else you can think of. Maybe use other pastries and see what kind of look you create!

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4 thoughts on “Cucuy Conchas!”

  1. Super Cute!! My boys will love these, I’ll definitely pick some up for a Sunday morning and suprise them with a Cucuy Concha. Thanks for the inspiration, you rock Amiga! #WeAllGrow


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