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Scary But Delicious Spider Cupcakes

Scary But Delicious Spider Cupcakes

It’s only with these cupcakes that you won’t mind finding a “bug” in your food.

…that’s because this “bug” is made of fondant!

Okay, I know that spiders are arachnids, but it’s more fun to tell the story this way!

My Spider Cupcakes are oh-so-perfect for Halloween. I can’t wait to spook out my guests with these little treats. Both creepy and delicious, they’ll make for the perfect addition to my Halloween sweet table.

Go ahead and have fun with your colors for these Spider Cupcakes. I opted for orange buttercream but you can go for any shade you wish! A deep purple would look great and so would a rich, emerald green – stay true to the Halloween theme and you’ll create a cupcake like no other!

Scary But Delicious Spider Cupcakes

Ingredients

cake mix, butter, eggs, icing

Chocolate cake mix + all ingredients to make it

5-6 oz. black fondant

12 toothpicks

2 sticks butter, softened

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

2-3 tbsp milk

¼ tsp red gel food coloring

½ tsp yellow gel food coloring

Green decorating frosting

Black decorating frosting

Yields: One dozen cupcakes

Directions

bowl with eggs, cake mix, and butter sitting on table

To begin, prepare cupcakes using a chocolate cake mix. Most cake mixes yield 24 cupcakes, so you can half the ingredients since the decorations in this recipe are enough for one dozen.

cupcakes in a pan

As the cupcakes bake, prepare the fondant spider body: roll out 12 1-inch black fondant spheres and set aside.

Next, roll out ½ inch black fondant spheres.

black fondant on table

On one toothpick, insert one 1-inch sphere, followed by the smaller sphere.

plates with black fondant and scissors

Gently squeeze the end of the larger sphere, giving it a rounded-cone shape.

Repeat for all spheres/toothpicks.

Trim the toothpick so that it is no longer visible.

bowl with ingredients in it

Using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, sugar and milk until smooth. Start electric mixer’s speed on low and gradually increase to high.

Add red and yellow gel food coloring into buttercream mixture and beat until completely tinted.

cupcakes with orange frosting

Scoop orange buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #12 attached. Frost each cupcake.

Place on fondant spider body on each frosted cupcake.

orange frosted cupcake with black fondant

Using Wilton tip # 3, frost two eyes on each head (smaller fondant sphere) with the green decorating frosting.

cup cakes with black fondant spider

Using Wilton tip # 5, frost out 4 legs on each side of each spider with the black decorating frosting. Serve and enjoy!

Scary But Delicious Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

  • Chocolate cake mix + all ingredients to make it
  • 5-6 oz. black fondant
  • 12 to othpicks
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp red gel food coloring
  • ½ tsp yellow gel food coloring
  • Green decorating frosting
  • Black decorating frosting

Instructions
 

  • To begin, prepare cupcakes using a chocolate cake mix. Most cake mixes yield 24 cupcakes, so you can half the ingredients since the decorations in this recipe is enough for one dozen.
  • As the cupcakes bake, prepare the fondant spider body: roll out 12 1-inch black fondant spheres and set aside.
  • Next, roll out ½ inch black fondant spheres.
  • On one toothpick, insert one 1-inch sphere, followed by the smaller sphere.
  • Gently squeeze the end of the larger sphere, giving it a rounded-cone shape.
  • Repeat for all spheres/toothpicks.
  • Trim the toothpick so that it is no longer visible.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, sugar and milk until smooth. Start electric mixer’s speed on low and gradually increase to high.
  • Add red and yellow gel food coloring into buttercream mixture and beat until completely tinted.
  • Scoop orange buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #12 attached. Frost each cupcake.
  • Place on fondant spider body on each frosted cupcake.
  • Using Wilton tip #3 , frost two eyes on each head (smaller fondant sphere) with the green decorating frosting.
  • Using Wilton tip #5 , frost out 4 legs on each side of each spider with the black decorating frosting. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword cupcakes, halloween, sweet treats

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