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Can you believe that Halloween is less than a week away?  It seems like when you are a kid, time seems to go so slow. You are so excited to dress up for Halloween and go Trick-or-Treating, but the days just drag on.  Then, as you get older, time just seems to fly by faster and faster.  Before I know it, Christmas is going to come and go!

In honor of the holiday coming up this weekend, I’m going to be posting Halloween recipes from today until Thursday.  That way, if you are still trying to come up with an idea for a party or just something fun for your family, hopefully I’ll be able to help you out!

First up are these incredibly cute spider cupcakes.  We had a Halloween party for church this past weekend, and I volunteered to bring some cupcakes for the cake walk.  I saw these online and knew I wanted to make them!!  They are a little time consuming, but totally worth it for the cute factor!

Spider Cupcakes
from Bright Ideas

Makes 24 cupcakes

24 chocolate cupcakes
chocolate frosting
chocolate sprinkles
24 large marshmallows
72 M&Ms
red or black licorice laces

Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the frosting, reserving about 1/4 cup of the frosting.  Coat the tops of the cupcakes with the chocolate sprinkles.

Cut the marshmallows in half crosswise.  Take the reserved frosting and put it in a resealable zip top bag.  Cut a small hole in one corner.  Using the frosting like glue, adhere an M&M to each marshmallow.  Using the frosting again, adhere the marshmallow to the cupcake, making the eyes.  Use another M&M to make the nose.  Repeat on all cupcakes.

Cut each of the licorice laces into 4 equal pieces.  Using a toothpick, poke holes in the sides of the cupcakes.  Insert the cut licorice into the holes to make the legs.  Do 4 legs on each side of the cupcake, making 8 legs per cupcake.

Make sure and check out some other great Halloween cupcakes at Hoosier Homemade’s Cupcake Tuesday!

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18 Responses to Spider Cupcakes

  1. Susi says:

    Deborah, these cupcakes are adorable. My kids would love helping me make them and then of course eat them! I have a week of Halloween treats going as well, so I'm really looking forward to your ideas to compare :o)

  2. Sophia says:

    Yum!! These cupcakes look delicious! If you're interested in winning a fabulous prize, you should submit this to Recipe4Living's Ghoulishly Good Halloween Recipe Contest! 🙂

  3. scrambledhenfruit says:

    These are so cute! My kids at school would love eating the treats off of the tops of them first. 🙂

  4. Joanne says:

    Haha time seriously does fly! I'm currently baking some pumpkin bars to make up for lost time but these look awesome as well!

  5. The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Oh my gosh, you made spiders look as cute as they can possibly look… and I am NOT a fan of spiders, but these I want to eat! Thanks for sharing, Deborah!

  6. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    They are so cute!



  7. Julie says:

    Too cute! I love their big eyes oO

  8. Little Inbox says:

    These are lovely cup cakes for Halloween. In fact, they look so cute!

  9. Evan B says:

    These are so cute! Makes me wish I had a halloween party to go to so I could bring these along!

  10. Kim says:

    Very cute! I'm looking forward to all your Halloween posts.

  11. Monet says:

    Oh I'm so excited to see all your Halloween recipes. This was a great one to begin the week with. Not only do the look adorable but I'm sure they taste great too! And they are so easy to put together. Perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  12. keepitsweet says:

    so cute!!

  13. Barbara says:

    Those are adorable, Deborah! What fun for the kids!

  14. Tasha says:

    These are darling! My little one saw the picture as I was reading this post and loved them.

  15. HoosierHomemade says:

    Super cute! Don't forget about Cupcake Tuesday {wink,wink}

  16. Jacqueline says:

    Popping over from Cupcake Tuesday! These are super cute. Those eyes would freak anybody out if that were a real spider. I had bad spider dreams last night! Maybe I just need to eat one and then I will conquer over the spiders! Send one my way.

  17. Creative Cupcake Recipes says:

    These spiders are the cutest. .

  18. grace says:

    i wish all spiders looked like that–i'd be far less scared of them (and much more amused). 🙂

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