Spider Cupcakes: A Creepy, Cute & Easy Halloween Treat! by Donna John

Spider Cupcakes: A Creepy, Cute & Easy Halloween Treat!

These spider cupcakes will creep their way into your heart. Why? Because they’re so darn cute and easy to make!

You’ll need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients to make it)
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting
  • black sugar or black sprinkles
  • black licorice strings
  • Mini M&M’s or orange Skittles
  • black cupcake baking liners

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Bake the cake according to package directions for cupcakes using black baking liners. Cool.
  2. Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate icing, mounding the icing to form the spider’s body.
  3. Generously cover the top of the cupcakes with the black sugar or black sprinkles.
  4. Cut the licorice into 3- to 4-inch lengths. Insert three into each side of the cupcake to form the legs.
  5. Add two M&M’s or Skittles for the eyes. 
Black Sanding Sugar
Black Sanding Sugar $5
Great for decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies or ice cream!
Wilton Black Sugar Sparkles
Wilton Black Sugar Sparkles $5
Extra-fine sugar is excellent for filling brightly colored designs on cakes cookies and cupcakes.
M&MS Milk Chocolate Minis
M&MS Milk Chocolate Minis $11
They melt in your mouth, not in your hand! 2 12-ounce bags
Black Licorice Laces
Black Licorice Laces $15
Great for decorating baked goods. 2-pound bag
Black Baking Cups
Black Baking Cups $7
Quick, colorful and festive way to dress up your cupcakes and muffins. Pack of 100
Skittles Original Candy
Skittles Original Candy $13
Package includes 2 resealable stand-up bags, 41 ounces each.

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