Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes Recipe

by Marcy on October 30, 2014 · 0 comments

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Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes Recipe

I am co-leading my 3rd grader’s Girl Scout Brownies Troop this year for the first time. This week we worked on our Bugs Legacy Badge by attending an insect program developed by one of our local park’s outreach program, specifically for our troop. Because it is the week of Halloween and because we were learning about bugs, I thought it would be fun to try my hand at an Easy Halloween Spooky Spider Cupcakes Recipe.

Now I should preface this by saying that I am pretty confident in my baking abilities, but not so much when it comes to decorating. I am often lacking in the patience department, so if it isn’t easy, I’m not going to attempt it. That’s what my patient, detail oriented husband is for. I’m very lucky to have him. ;-)

I looked at a few ideas online (what did we do before Pinterest?!), and finally decided to just mash together a couple of different ideas that I came across. I had also talked things through with my friend and my mom, so I had a rough game plan in mind.

I suppose the title of this post is a bit deceiving, because I didn’t really use a recipe per se…

Here are the items I used to make my Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes:

Here is how I made the Spooky Spider Cupcakes:

  • I baked the yellow cake mix according to the directions on the box and let them cool.
  • I prepared the chocolate frosting and set it aside.
  • I enlisted my husband to cut the chocolate licorice in to thinner slices that resembled spider legs.
  • I frosted the cooled cupcakes and added 2 eyeballs and 8 twizzler legs by pushing them gently down in to the cupcake. (My first attempt at eyeball placement was vetoed by my husband – apparently they looked more like stink bugs than spiders.)
  • **VERY IMPORTANT!** Do not put the eyes on the cupcakes if you are planning to store them overnight. In my experience, the black in the eyeballs will bleed and won’t look very nice. Or maybe they look extra spooky that way?
  • That’s it! I packed my cupcakes in my favorite 2 layer cupcake holder – it felt frivolous when I first got it but it is a lifesaver when it comes to transporting cupcakes!

These cupcakes were a hit! Most of the girls wouldn’t eat the legs, but they gobbled up the candy eyes and the cupcakes, so I deem them a success. You could do all kinds of variations on these cupcakes (different flavors of cake mixes, frosting colors etc…) to suit your event and tastes. You are only limited by your imagination. And your level of patience. ;-)

Be sure to check out my other Halloween Tips, Deals and More for additional inspiration.

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Disney Frozen Stride Rite Collection

by Marcy on October 30, 2014 · 0 comments

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Are you tired of Disney Frozen posts yet?! My girls are still obsessed with Elsa & Ana, although their obsession is starting to die down a bit. In case you haven’t heard, Stride Rite is now offering the Disney Frozen Stride Rite Collection online only. The collection currently offers Crocs, tennis shoes and boots and they are super cute!

Quantities are low on boots right now, so be sure to check those out if you are interested.

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If you have a preschooler you’ll have the best selection.

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There does not appear to be a coupon code for this collection right now, but shipping is FREE on orders $75+.

I’m considering the Crocs for my preschooler since she has completely trashed her current ones… I know it’s early, but they would be cute in her Easter Basket.

Check out the Disney Frozen Stride Rite Collection here.

Find more great retail deals here. You can also search for online retail coupon codes here.

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Whole Foods Weekly Ad Deals | 10/29/14 – 11/4/14

October 30, 2014

Here are some of the best Whole Foods Weekly Ad Deals that I see for this week. Please check your local ad to confirm prices in your local area. Condiments, Spice & Baking . Gluten Free Pantry Baking Mixes or Flour, 12 -16 oz – $3.99 . Sunspire Baking Bars or Chips, 4 – 10 […]

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Sbarro Free Pizza Halloween Offer

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Don’t forget!  This Halloween, Sbarro is offering one FREE Slice of Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza to any child dressed in costume, with purchase of one adult entree. This offer is valid during your local mall’s Halloween events, and also on Halloween day (10/31/14). Find a Sbarro location near you here. Find more Halloween Recipes, Tips […]

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The Atlantic Magazine Subscription Deal | 1 Year for $4.99

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Today you can purchase a 1-year subscription to The Atlantic Magazine for just $4.99 with coupon code STRETCHINGABUCK at checkout. This offer is valid through 11:59 pm ET tonight! (10/30/14)

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All You & Sports Illustrated Magazine Subscription Deal

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Through tomorrow (10/31/14) you can purchase a 1 year subscription to All You Magazine and 12 weekly issues of Sports Illustrated Magazine for just $20 here.  All You magazine is full of coupons each  month, along with easy recipes and tons of money saving tips. Sports Illustrated features award-winning coverage of your favorite teams and […]

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Kung Fu Panda DVD for $5

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On Amazon right now you can get for only $5 – a 75% savings! This will ship free with Amazon Prime or qualifies for free Super Saver Shipping with a $35 purchase. Find more great Amazon Deals here. Note: Amazon prices and promotions can change at any time. The price(s) listed in this post is/are […]

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Amazon Toy Lightning Deals

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Recently I posted about the fact that Amazon Prime members now get early access to Amazon Lightning Deals. Because I know that many of you are starting to keep an eye out for holiday deals, I thought I would share a daily list of Amazon Toy Lightning Deals. I probably do about 80% of my […]

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Hobby Farms Magazine Subscription Deal | 1 Year for $9.99

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Today you can purchase a 1-year subscription to Hobby Farms Magazine for just $9.99 with coupon code STRETCHINGABUCK at checkout. This offer is valid through 11:59 pm ET tonight! (10/30/14)

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Sunbeam Westmont 13-Piece Cutlery Set for $16.33

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Do you need a new knife to carve that Thanksgiving turkey? On Amazon right now you can get this for only $16.33 – a 68% savings! This will ship free with Amazon Prime or qualifies for free Super Saver Shipping with a $35 purchase. Find more great Amazon Deals here. Note: Amazon prices and promotions […]

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