I made these spider and cobweb cupcakes for my Halloween Spooktacular (which was a huge success – stay tuned for a separate post!).
Here’s how you can make your own!
You will need:
frosting in your prefered color (I used light orange)
black writing icing — I bought one that came with 3 different tips,
you need a small round tip for the cobwebs and a star type tip for the spiders
silver sugar pearls
Frost your cupcake.
Using black writing icing, pipe a small circle
on top of your cupcake.
Pipe another larger circle around the first one.
Continue until you have 4 circles on your cupcake.
Now the fun part!
Grab a toothpick and starting at the top of the cupcake,
drag the toothpick downwards through the 4 circles.
Use a light-ish touch — you don’t want to scrape bits out of your cupcake!
Continue this technique around the cupcake.
About four equally spaced drag marks looks good.
Finish with a cupcake topper or some colored sugar!
Now on to the spiders!
Start with a freshly frosted cupcake.
Swap tips on your icing tube. (or piping bag if using one)
You should have roughly a star type shape.
(to me it kind of looks like an asterisk)
Now pipe a little spider leg onto your cupcake.
Drag the icing downward, releasing pressure as you reach the
end of the leg shape to get that little pointy end.
Pipe 3 more spider legs in the same way.
Repeat piping 4 more legs on the opposite side.
Pipe a long oval on top of the legs. This is the spider’s body.
Then pipe a smaller circle in front of the oval, between the spider legs.
This is the spider’s head.
Add 2 small silver sugar pearls for the spider’s eyes.
Finish with a sprinkle of colored sugar on the spider’s back.
And yes, they tasted as good as they looked!