These adorable spider cupcakes are so easy to make! You can use any cupcakes for these little guys including your favorite homemade recipe or a boxed mix! I like to use chocolate because I like the dark colors but they’d be adorable on red velvet too! My friend Joan has an awesome Midnight Mint Cupcake recipe that would be a perfect base for these!
While the legs can stick into the frosting I find that glueing them with just a little bit of melted chocolate helps them to stick exactly in the position you want.
I purchased edible eyeballs but you can also use white candy melts. Squeeze little dots of white candy melts onto parchment paper and top with dots of dark brown/black candy melts. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
The great thing about these toppers is that they’re so easy anyone can make them! I do love a great decorated cake (like some of these amazing Birthday Cakes for Boys I found over at Spaceships and Laserbeams… did you see the Spiderman one?) but sometimes I just need something quick and these fit the bill!
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- 12 prepared & frosted cupcakes (your favorite recipe or boxed mix)
- 12 York peppermint patties
- black licorice shoestrings
- 24 edible google eyes
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon white candy melts
- Cut licorice strings into 2" pieces.
- Place chocolate chips in a small ziploc bag. Microwave 20-30 seconds or just until melted.
- Squeeze a little bit of chocolate on each frosted cupcake. Place 6-8 licorice 'legs' on top of each. Squeeze a little bit more chocolate and top with a small peppermint pattie. Use melted chocolate to secure the eyes.
- Place white chocolate melts in a ziploc bag and microwave 20-30 seconds or until melted. Let cool slightly, you don't want them too runny. Pipe two fangs on each spider.
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