Are you ready for some Halloween fun? Cute and spooky spider cupcakes totally fit the bill in the sweetest and creepiest way. You don’t have to be a master baker to nail the perfect treat for any season, trust me. These yummy cupcakes come together so easily, you won’t even believe it. This post contains affiliate links.
I was inspired by the special treats at Disney World for the Halloween season. One of their four specialty treats included spider cupcakes. They were so cute, so I wanted to bring them to life right at home. I am so happy with the way they turned out.
The original cupcakes have an orange sprinkle on top which I couldn’t find, so I used yellow. I really love the way the yellow makes them pop!
Halloween Spider Cupcakes
Use any cake mix of your choice to make about 18 cupcakes. With a handful of spooktacular toppings, we’ll turn plain cupcakes into the perfect Halloween treat.
Here’s what we used:
- 18 Baked Cupcakes from a Cake Mix
- 1 Container of White Icing/ Frosting
- 1 Container of Chocolate Frosting
- Yellow Sugar Sprinkles
- Wilton Black Sugar Pearls
- Celebration Pearls Red (or other small red candy)
- Pocky Chocolate Cream Covered Biscuit Sticks
Step One: Bake your cupcakes follow directions on the mix of your choosing. White, vanilla and chocolate are great options. Cool.
Step Two: Spread a thin layer of white icing or frosting on top of each cupcake.
Step Three: Add yellow sprinkles on a large plate and gently press the top of each cupcake into the sprinkles to cover.
Step Four: Take the chocolate frosting and use a round frosting tip to make an chocolate circle in the center of each cupcake. If you don’t have a round tip, you can use a plastic zip top bag with a small corner trimmed off to “pipe” the frosting on.
Step Five: Take Pocky sticks and trim them into equal sized “spider legs”. Gently insert 8 trimmed sticks into the chocolate frosting, 4 on each side.
Voila! That’s it! You now have a rockin’ Halloween spider cupcake.
Eek! Can you stand these? It’s not often you can look at a spider and say “that’s cute”!
Do you make any special treats for Halloween?