How to Make Simple Fun Spider Cupcakes for Halloween
I have been having so much fun making Halloween treats this year. I feel like for the first time in so long I actually have enough free time to get all of my ideas in the oven. I really enjoyed making these fun spider cupcakes as part of my Halloween baking this week. They are so simple to put together but absolutely delicious (and adorable!)
I am still on my semi-homemade baking kick (maybe that’s why I’ve had so much time lol). I used a boxed chocolate cake mix for these cupcakes. If you would prefer to make your own, or don’t have time to grab a boxed mix you can find my absolute favorite homemade cupcake recipe in my Charlotte’s Web inspired Wilbur the pig chocolate cupcakes post.
I did add a special touch to match the caramel candies used in the spider decorations by adding a caramel filling into the center of the chocolate cupcakes. You can make your own and use a chocolate decorating bottle to inject it in the cupcakes or you can purchase a premade version. Yup, you guessed it. I bought the premade lol. It’s really just as simple to make your own when it comes with caramel. However, I saw this at the local craft store and just had to try it in something. Naturally, with Halloween coming up so soon I had tons of fun spider cupcake ideas. Caramel spiders? YUM!
Chocolate Caramel Spider Cupcake Recipe
Of course, you will want to follow the directions on your own box if you purchased a boxed cake mix to make these fun spider cupcakes for Halloween. In addition, oven times often vary so be sure to keep an eye on your cupcakes to ensure they bake properly.
Making the Spider Cupcake Toppers
These spider cupcake toppers are so simple to make but I think they are adorable. All you need are a bag of Rolo candies, candy eyeballs ( I went with the smallest available for these cupcakes ), and a little bit of black decorating icing.
You can add the eyeballs to the Rolo candies ahead of time if you would like to have them ready to just pop onto your spider cupcakes once you have the iced. Then you just have to add their little legs and you are done! Any color icing can be used to add the eyeballs to the caramel candies because it will be hidden anyway. I just used the black that I was already using for the spider legs because the small decorating tip I was using for the spider legs was just the perfect size to stick the eyes on.
I used a number 4 round tip for the spider legs and a number 12 round tip for the white icing swirl on the bottom. If you prefer you can use a wider round tip for the swirl to make it a little easier. I found that the number 4 tip was just about the perfect size for the legs for our little spider cupcake topper though.
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