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How To Make A Spider Cupcake For Halloween

Updated on September 14, 2014

Making Spider Cupcakes Can Be As Easy Or As Difficult As You Want It To Be

Making spider cupcakes can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. If you are so inclined, you can be a real artist and make beautiful, edible works of art or you can just have fun, letting your two-year old or your teens decorate the cupcakes in whatever manner they seem fit, making works of art of different kind.

On this page you will NOT find a cupcake recipe because the focus is on making the cupcakes look like spiders. You WILL find our simple method for creating spiders and you will find lots of links to other amateur and professional spider cupcake decorators.

Our inspiration for spider cupcakes was taken from the cookbook, Ghoulish Goodies: Creature Feature Cupcakes, Monster Eyeballs, Bat Wings, Funny Bones, Witches' Knuckles, and Much More. If you are looking for an interesting Halloween themed cookbook to use with your children, I can recommend it.Now, on to the spiders. This page is definitely a creepy, crawly page but one of the very tasty sort.

Click here to order your Halloween spider cupcake apron with this cupcake on it.

Our Spider Cupcakes

Our Spider Cupcakes Were A Lot Of Fun...

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How We Made Our Spider Cupcakes

These instructions are totally up to your interpretation.)

These cupcakes are easy to make and fun for your children, teenagers or even adults to decorate. A wonderful 'craft' idea for a Halloween or buggy birthday party that is fun to do and delicious to eat, too!Your cupcakes and frosting can be any combination of vanilla and chocolate although if you are looking for a dark, spooky Halloween spider, you will want to choose chocolate.

  • CUPCAKES: Have your cupcakes made and cooled. I recommend letting them cool for at least an hour.
  • ICING: Have your icing ready to go. It can be either your favorite icing recipe or purchased frosting.
  • CANDY DECORATIONS: We used red or black sprinkles to cover the body of our cupcakes.We used jelly beans, cut in half, for the eyes but of course you could use any smallish, roundish candy like M&Ms, or Skittles.The legs are made from licorice strings cut into short lengths. We had black although we felt that red would have been better on the red cupcake.
  • ASSEMBLY: To assemble your spiders, simply ice the cupcakes, insert four pieces of licorice on each side and two candies on top of the cupcake.Couldn't be simpler!
  • EAT!

More Spider Cupcake Recipes and Decorating Ideas

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Beanie Baby Spider | Source

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"This Halloween, watch what you eat in case

what you eat is watching you..."

~ Martha Stewart

Are there any spider cupcakes in your future?

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    • EMangl profile image


      7 years ago

      Possibly not because i never cook - but if you send some i might try it

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      7 years ago

      This looks so delicious and easy to make. Perfect way to celebrate Halloween

    • piedromolinero profile image


      8 years ago

      A perfect treat for the kids on Halloween. I added yout lens to my lens about ideas for a Kids Halloween Party.

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      8 years ago

      I just featured this lens on my Halloween Recipes page.

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      This delicious lens is being featured at the Cipcake club

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      8 years ago

      Besides that facts that I love cupcakes and I love Halloween, now I have an excuse to put them together! Thanks.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! I would love to try to make some spider cupcakes this year. They look like so much fun.

    • SoyCandleLover profile image

      BW Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Looks like so much fun, but cutely creepy at the same time. :D I will have to try this with my granddaughter. She'll love it. But then again, why wouldn't she. She also plays with worms. Yes, the real ones. :D Fav and lensrolled to my Halloween & cupcake lenses. Thanks for sharing

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      Wendy Henderson 

      8 years ago from PA

      Yes! I think there will be. These look creepy but yummy!

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      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Cool spider cupcakes.

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      The spider cupcake is simple adorable! It looks pretty easy to make as well. I think I could have fun with this spider cupcake at Halloween!

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      8 years ago

      Oh, too cute!! How much fun and yummy the spider cupcakes look!!

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      CofCJenny LM 

      8 years ago

      very cute!

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      These spiders look good enough to eat! :) Love it! I left you some angel dust!

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      8 years ago

      Oh these are adorable!!!!

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I prefer creepy spiders (even spider cupcakes) in pictures, but it looks like your guys had a lot of fun!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      Oh my goodness, that Ty beanie baby bat is the most adorable thing ever! The cupcakes look good too. ;-)


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