How to Make Spider Cupcakes

Cupcakes are fun as a kid to decorate... especially when there's massive amounts of candy to decorate with and eat. Making spider cupcakes are the best for a Halloween party or a fun project with treats.

Ingredients

  • Cupcake mix and ingredients listed on the mix box.
  • Cake/cupcake frosting. Color and flavor is up to maker.
  • Candy corn
  • Small round candy - suggestions include M&Ms, Skittles, Red Hot candies, Tic Tacs, etc.
  • One package of small Licorice

Steps

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    Make cupcakes, following the directions of the mix box. After baking, let them cool completely before moving on.
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    Frost the cupcakes with the flavor or color of your choice. This frosting will be what color your spider will be. If it's for a kid's party, it's better to have two or more different colors. This may be an advantage just in case someone prefers vanilla over chocolate, or pink over brown.
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    Cut the licorice into small pieces for the legs. A good suggestion is to measure and use the length of your pinky finger.
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    Place four licorice pieces on the top sides of each cupcake.
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    Get two candies and place them in the center of the cupcake. These will be the eyes.
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    Position two candy corns at the bottom of the cupcake. Be sure that the tip of each candy corn is facing towards you. These candies will be the fangs for the spiders.
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    Serve at the party and enjoy!

Tips

  • If kids are around or involved, have them create their own cupcakes and use plastic knives for frosting.
  • Adults should be the only people handling anything dangerous or hot, such as the oven.
  • Icing may be used for eyes in this cooking project.

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Categories: Cupcakes | Halloween Food & Treats