Spider Cupcakes

This Spider Cupcake recipe will quickly crawl into your Halloween dessert must-bake list. What’s even better – you can skip straight to the fun decorating part by purchasing your favourite ready-made cupcakes and just topping them with your fun spider creations!

Here's What You'll Need (Makes 12)

Here’s a cheeky tip: Instead of purchasing all the cupcake ingredients, you can skip straight to the fun part by buying a pack of your favourite ready-made cupcakes, or a pack of cupcake mix from your local supermarket!

For the cupcakes:

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g butter or margarine, softened
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

To create the spider topping:

Here's How:

Bake Your Cupcakes:
  1. Whisk together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl. Sift in the flour, add the eggs and beat everything together.
  2. Pop your cupcake cases into a cupcake tray. Using a large tablespoon, fill each cupcake case half full with your delicious mixture.
  3. Place in the oven and bake at 180C for 20 minutes. When finished, remove from the oven and leave to completely cool.
  1.  First, let’s make the spider’s head. Take some parchment paper and, using the Milk Choco Writer, pipe 12 small circles about 3cm in diameter. Take your Edible Eyes and place three eyes on each of the spider’s head. Place the chocolate heads aside to harden.
  2. Let’s make the base. Pop your orange frosting in a piping bag. Using a round nozzle tip, pipe a small circle over your cupcakes. After, roll out your white fondant to about 0.5cm thick. Take a round cookie cutter that’s roughly the size of your cupcakes and cut out 12 circles (Pro tip: you can also use a clean round glass instead to cut out the circles). Take your orange-frosted cupcakes and place the white fondant base on top of each one. Gently push them in the frosting to set the base. 
  3. Next, let’s make the spider’s body. Take your orange frosting and pipe a small circle on top of your white cupcake base about 4cm in length. Once your chocolate heads have hardened, carefully take each piece and place it leaning on the orange body.
  4. Finally, using the Orange and Black Writing Icing, pipe in alternating colours of dots to create four legs on each side of the spider and you’re finished!

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