Spiderweb Cupcakes | Mostly Homemade Mom

Spiderweb Cupcakes

October 18, 2014
Orange frosting, black decorator icing, and a toothpick are all it takes to decorate these adorable cupcakes perfect for Halloween!

Oh man does it ever feel like October today, brr!! I'm sitting here with my hot coffee in a hoodie and fuzzy socks and I'm still chilly - and I LOVE it! After a few days straight of soaking rain, including a cancelled soccer practice, the boys are spending their time playing OUTSIDE today enjoying this beautiful fall weather. 

I pretty much love every aspect of fall - the colors, the cooler weather, breaking out the long sleeves, boots, and jackets. I even love all the activities we get to experience together.

My favorite all time activity in October?

Trick or treating with my two crazies, hands down. I have such fond memories trick or treating as a kid in our neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. We wouldn't stop until we were chilled to the bone and our entire goodie bag was so full it was digging into our hands! I'm SO excited that I get to experience all those fun memories with my two boys. Last year Wesley was still just a toddler, but the difference in him this year... sigh. He's just not a baby anymore! 

These cupcakes are just an adorable way to celebrate Halloween with the little ghosts and goblins in your life. Mine went absolutely crazy for these fun spiderweb decorated cupcakes! Lucky for you, they're REALLY easy to put together!

Spiderweb Cupcakes

24 cupcakes, baked and cooled
orange frosting (you could get away with white also)
black decorator icing (the kind that comes in a tube at the grocery store)
skewer or toothpick
24 black plastic spiders

Frost the cupcakes as you would usually. A great tip is to plop about a tablespoon in the center and then hold the knife still, and turn the cupcake instead. That makes it finish a bit smoother on the top.

Snip off the end of the decorator icing tube and make a dot in the center and three circles surrounding it, like a bullseye.

Take the skewer or toothpick and drag straight lines out of the center dot. Repeat this for 5 or 6 straight lines coming out of the center dot, sort of like the spokes of a wheel.

Finish these adorable cupcakes with a spooky plastic spider on top! Those little plastic spider rings would also be cute as a party favor on top. Of course the ones I picked up had to include about one billion in a bag, so the boys have been leaving them all over the house trying to scare me. Unfortunately, it works. :/

Here are some more of my favorite cupcake recipes:

Candy Apple Cupcakes

Lemon Pudding Cupcakes

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2 comments on "Spiderweb Cupcakes"
  1. I love any kind of halloween themed fun, these are adorable and super easy to make!

  2. These cupcakes are just adorable! Pinned!