Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes Recipe

by Marcy on October 30, 2014 · 0 comments

spooky spider halloween cupcake recipe

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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