Spider Halloween Cupcakes

    Posted by  ·  October 9, 2012

    Here is an idea for a fun Halloween cupcake. These gum ball spider cupcakes make great Halloween party food.

    Spider Cupcake supplies

    Cupcakes, black gumballs, black sixlets, black frosting, candy eyes, pastry tip 5. I used those darling chevron baking cups again, but this time I didn’t bake in them —I slipped my baked cupcakes in afterwards.

    How to make easy Halloween treats!

    Place a gumball on top of the frosted cupcake. Add a small dot of frosting to hold on a sixlet.

    Place sixlet on cupcake in front of the gumball. Use frosting to attach two small candy eyes to the front of the sixlet.

    With the black frosting draw on legs.

    You will have some fun spider cupcakes.

    These are a fun Halloween treat for a party!

    Did you see my witch finger cupcakes? You might also be inspired by these 24 Halloween cupcakes!

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    1. Thursday, October 25th, 2012
      Hey Cindy! I love these! In fact, I'm copying them for our church Halloween party tomorrow! One quick question. I ordered the chevron baking cups. I read here that you didn't bake in them but slide them in after. I'm afraid if I bake the cupcakes in liners in the muffin tin, they won't fit in the baking cup later. Did you do mini cupcakes? Is it ok to bake in them (will it distort the color of the cups or anything?)?

      Thanks for the great idea!
      • Saturday, October 27th, 2012
        I know they look small, but I baked the cupcakes in regular white liners in a standard (not Wilton, they seem large) muffin tin and then put them in. You can also bake directly in the cups. Fill the cups about half full. Thanks Kendra!
    2. Monday, October 15th, 2012
      so cute! love the chevron & eye ball touches! ;)
    3. Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
      Sixlets, are candy coated chocolate balls. Yum!
    4. Stefani
      Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
      These are adorable! I'd never heard of sixlets but I can't wait to try them! Thanks!!
    5. Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
      How did you make spiders look cute?! ;) Love this adorbale idea!
      • Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
        I think the eyes give the spiders a touch of whimsey!
    6. Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
      Have been searching for ideas for a halloween party. These spider cupcakes are just was I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!