Halloween Cupcakes with a spider design are an easy, spooky cake decoration idea that your kids will love to help you make for Halloween! All you need is baked chocolate cupcakes, black and white frosting and some fun toy spider rings.
Each year I try to share a really cute but SIMPLE Halloween idea with you all. My kids really love making fun holiday treats together, but for all of our sakes, I like them to be really simple, with just a few ingredients, and to tastes GOOD!
Last year I shared these Halloween graveyard brownies. These Spider chocolate chip cookies are hugely popular (and delicious!), and we LOVE making Halloween pizzas on Halloween night, before trick-or-treating.
Halloween cupcakes are fun and easy to make and the perfect thing to bring to a Halloween party. Kids LOVE them, and they can easily help make them.
What do I need to make Halloween cupcakes?
- 24 chocolate cupcakes baked in black cupcake liners
- 3 cups of chocolate frosting
- 1 cup white frosting
- Black food coloring
- Toy Spider rings (You can get jewel spider rings from Amazon)
Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely before frosting them. Fill them a little less than 2/3 full so that they bake with flat tops.
Make your chocolate frosting. Add some black food coloring until you reach your desired black for the base frosting on the cupcakes.
Frost a thin layer of black frosting on the tops of the cupcakes.
Use a small frosting tip (or a ziplock bag with a corner cut) to pipe two white circles with the white frosting, and a dot in the center.
Starting at the center dot, use a toothpick to pull a straight line out to the edge of the cupcake. Repeat around the cupcake to make a spiderweb. Stick the toy spiders on top.
I like to use chocolate frosting for the “black” frosting on the spiders because it tastes better and you’ll need less black food coloring. I’ve also found that if you try and color white frosting using black food coloring, you’ll end up with a slate grey color, and not pure black. Cocoa powder helps to turn the frosting a richer black color.
Don’t miss some of my other HALLOWEEN FAVORITES:
- Halloween graveyard brownies
- Mini Halloween Pizzas
- Witch Hat Cupcakes
- Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies
- Dinner in a Pumpkin
Halloween Spider Cupcakes
- Fill your cupcake liners a little less than 2/3 full of batter so that they bake with flat tops. Allow the baked cupcakes to cool completely before frosting them.
- Make your chocolate frosting. Add some black food coloring to make the frosting black. Frost a thin layer of black frosting on the tops of the cupcakes.
- Use a small frosting tip (or a ziplock bag with a corner cut) to pipe two white circles with the white frosting, and a dot in the center.
- Starting at the center dot, use a toothpick to pull a straight line out to the edge of the cupcake. Repeat around the cupcake to make a spiderweb. Stick the toy spiders on top.
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