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Halloween Spider Cupcakes
20 Creepy and Cute Halloween Spider Cupcake Designs
Twenty design inspirations for decorating spider themed Halloween cupcakes. Even if you hate spiders, you can't help but love these adorably creepy cupcake treats. It's amazing how unique each cupcake can be by adding your own ideas and talents, once inspired by the cupcake gallery presented here.
Each design is extremely simple to create using easily accessible supplies like gumdrops, licorice, marshmallows, frosting, candy pieces, chow mein noodles and breakfast cereal. So, get inspired and start creating your very own uniquely cute and creepy Halloween spider cupcakes.
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Spider Web Cupcake Wrappers
20 Halloween Spider Cupcake Designs
#1 - Plastic Spider Halloween Cupcake
Starting with the easiest.
What could be easier than using a plastic spider to grace the top of this exotic spider cupcake. Web is made by piping frosing around top of cupcake in concentric circles and then pulling with a knive or toothpick to edges.
#2 - Happy Face Spider Cupcake
Many Ways to Create
All of the features of this happy spider cupcake are actually made entirely with colored frosting piped into the needed shapes. When I first saw the photo of this cupcake I thought the body was a mint patty and the head a Junior Mint, with candy confetti and sprinkles for the face and piped icing or chocolate dipped Chinese noodles for the legs. In fact, that's exactly how I would make it.
Wilton Icing Piping Tip Set
#3 - Black Spider Cupcakes
A little more menacing
These more realistic looking black spider cupcakes call for "black coated milk chocolate candies." I'm not quite sure what those are. But again, Junior Mints are quite dark and would probably be my choice. Bridge Mix would give some interesting options. Whoppers would work, too, although it would become more of a brown spider. Legs are made with black shoestring licorice, but could always be piped on with icing.
#4 - Baby Spider Cupcake
Gotta Love This One!
This little cutie might be my favorite spider cupcake. How simple, and how cute. Baby spider is simply made with an M&M and sprinkles. Spider web is concentric piped frosting circles pulled with a toothpick to edges of cupcake. The double cupcake wrapper artistically frames an otherwise simple cupcake.
#5 - Gel Spider Cupcake
Toy Spider or Not
Another plastic spider adorns a gel frosting web. I thought this was a gel frosting spider, and that's how I would create this one. It would be easy to pipe little jelly-like spiders. No two would be exactly alike and it would be completely edible.
#6 - Army of Spider Cupcakes
They're here. . .
Once again, these are made entirely of piped icing. But, it's easy to see how to make the bodies with candy pieces as well. How can something so threatening be cute at the same time? It must be their deceptive grins.
#7 - Smirking Spider Cupcakes
With a Cookie Face
Wilton has their signature all over this one. I love the "fuzzy" texture. Think how many different fuzzy spider characters you could make with black or brown "furry" icing. The body, of course, is piped icing, and the legs are licorice sticks. But the face on this grinning spider is actually a rolled out cookie with the face stenciled on. This could also be achieved with disc candy wafers.
#8 - Furry Red-Eyed Spider Cupcakes
Look who's watching you!
So, so simple. Dip frosted cupcakes into chocolate sprinkles. Add two red mini M&Ms or Skittles and shoestring licorice legs.
#9 - Big Eyed Spider Cupcakes
Can Spiders be Nerdy?
So ugly they're cute spider cupcakes. Dip frosted cupcakes in chocolate sprinkles. Stick on marshmallow eyes. "Glue" on candy pieces with a dot of icing for details - or just use a dot of icing for the details. Red shoestring licorice this time for legs. These are really fun. I can see little kids making these, each taking on a different character.
#10 - Little Cereal Spider Cupcakes
Little baby corn puff cereal spiders. Concentric circles pulled with a toothpick or knife to edges of cupcake make spider webs. Colored corn puff cereal with colored sprinkles for legs make cute little baby spiders. Another great idea from bakerella.
#11 - Harry Potter Inspired Spider Cupcakes
Can they talk?
These little guys look like they're ready to say something. These quizzical little spider cupcakes are created entirely of fondant icing. I bet you can think of other ways to create these crawly characters.
#12 - Candy Spider Cupcake
A double treat!
Someone got very creative with candy. I love how the plainly iced cupcake is framed with a ring of purple crystal sugar. Spider is made with an M&M Almond (could use a Jordan Almond) with two mini M&Ms for eyes, piped frosting or shoestring licorice legs and a whole chocolate sprinkled bonbon or truffle body. Yum!
#13 - Creepy Spider Cupcakes
From Our Intro Photo
These realistic creepy spider cupcakes are made with gum drops. A whole gum drop for the spider body. For the fuzzy legs, roll or flatten gumdrops and roll in sugar. Cut into strips. Don't you love how those legs glisten and sparkle in the light?
#14 - Silly Spider Cupcake
Nothing to be afraid of here
So cute for a preschool party. Another one designed entirely with piped icing, except for the shoestring licorice legs. If you're concerned about the sugar rush, simply make the spiders a lot smaller. They'll be just as cute.
#15 - Gum Drop Spider Cupcakes
Hairy Little Beasts
These hairy spider cupcakes are made of gum drops. It's easy to see the gum drop head, but the body is made from putting a gum drop through a garlic press! How creative is that!
#16 - Realistic Fierce Fanged Spider Cupcakes
Crawling across the table
It's amazing how a few little details can turn cute to menacing. Frosted cupcakes are dipped into black sanding sugar. Red hot cinnamon candy for eyes, cut marshmallow fangs. Extra long shoestring licorice give the "spiders on the move" effect.
#17 - Tarantula Spider Cupcakes
Tasty, crunchy. . .
Tarantula spiders are a mixture of melted chocolate chips binding together chopped nuts or rice cereal and chow mein noodles, which look like they also make the legs. Yay, a change from shoestrong licorice legs.
#18 - Daddy Long Legs Spider Cupcakes
These cute, but not too cute long-legged spider cupcakes look like little monsters to me. I'm not sure if they're cute or frightening. Another simple idea for quick party fun. Dip frosted cupcakes in chocolate sprinkles, mini M&Ms or Skittles for bright eyes and very long shoestring licorice for long spidery legs.
#19 - Gum Drop Spider Cupcakes
Chewy spider fun
Small gum drops for head, large gum drop for body, gel icing for eyes and shoestring licorice for legs are all you need for chewy spider cupcakes. The black gum drops make these spiders somewhat realistic, but how cute would these be in all the glorious gum drop colors to make happy little creepy crawlers.
#20 - Gummy Spider Cupcakes
Everyone loves gummies
These again use gum drops. The gum drops need to be rolled out flat and cut for the legs. Slightly rolled for the body. Use a sugared board to keep from sticking and to give the spider a fuzzy frosty texture.
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