Making Spider Cupcakes

Category Baked Goodies
Spiders are a Halloween favorite. These creepy, crawly creatures make a great cupcake decoration. This is a page about making spider cupcakes.


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This is a cute way to decorate cupcakes for Halloween. A great treat to bring to a party.


  • chocolate cake mix
  • chocolate frosting
  • black licorice wheels or rope
  • Smarties or Neccos
  • toothpicks cut in half


Start by making the cupcakes according to the box.

Once the cupcakes are cooled, you can begin frosting. With a star shape frosting tip, start by adding a dab of frosting in the middle of the cupcake. Make the frosting look hairy by lifting up an leaving a tail to the star shape. Next frost around this first dab and continue around until the cupcake is covered.


If you are using licorice wheels, unroll the wheel and cut at the length you would like your spider legs to be. Separate down the middle where the licorice is segmented, so you will have 2 skinny spider legs.

Stick the end of the licorice with the poky side of the toothpick, and stick the toothpick into the cupcake. Add four legs to each side.

Dab a black bit of frosting on to two of the Smartie or Neccos, to make eyes.

To finish, place the eyes onto the cupcake.


By StellaBell from Manchester, WA

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These are super quick cupcakes that would be a great project to make with kids. I was making other Halloween themed cupcake and had some leftover materials and came up with these cute mini cupcakes.




Make cupcakes according to the box.

When cupcakes have cooled completely you may begin decorating.

Frost the cupcake with white frosting.

Place a M&M in the middle, with the black gel make 4 legs on each side and two dots on the M&M for the eyes.

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May 17, 2013

These are quick and easy cupcakes that would be great to bring to a Halloween party or to make with the kids.

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September 13, 2011

These colorful spiders are the perfect treat for your child to share with friends. They are too cute to be scary!


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