Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes

These yummy Spider cupcakes are going to be the hit of your Halloween Party. Turn innocent cupcakes into scary black spiders with black-tinted frosting, black string licorice and other assorted candies.  Get creative with all that candy!

Spider Cup Cake

Makes 24 (1 cupcake) servings


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla.
  2. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

Tint frosting black with 1/2 teaspoon black food color. Frost cupcakes, mounting frosting in center of cupcake to create a dome shape. Sprinkle cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles. Cut string licorice into 2-inch lengths and use for the spider legs. Attach candy-coated pieces to flat side of chocolate chips with some frosting to create the eyes.

Sit back and let the compliments roll in!  Happy Halloween.

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