Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Spider Web Cupcakes

Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Fall is my favorite time of year here in the Midwest so of course I am a huge lover of all things Halloween. I love to decorate and bake anything with a fun spooky theme. This spider web cupcakes recipe is perfect for your kids or any Halloween party. Plus, the kids always have fun playing with plastic spiders! I like to wash them after use and save them for next year. Enjoy!

Yields: 24 cupcakes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 container white frosting
  • Black gel writing frosting
  • Toothpick
  • Spider Rings
  • Cupcake linersSpider Web Cupcakes


  1. Bake cupcakes as directed on box.
  2. Allow cupcakes to cool. Spread a flat layer of white frosting onto each cupcake.Spider Web Cupcakes
  3. Using the black gel writing frosting, place a dot in the middle of the cupcake. Draw a circle around the dot, followed by one slightly larger circle, and a third larger circle.Spider Web Cupcakes
  4. Using a toothpick, start in the center dot and pull the toothpick through the frosting to the outer edge of the cupcake. Repeat this step to create a web – wiping the toothpick clean on a paper towel after each swipe.Spider Web Cupcakes
  5. Once the web is drawn, press a spider ring into the cupcake to complete the cupcake decoration.

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Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. This is adorable and you make it look so easy! I bookmarked it and will definitely be trying this for my kiddo’s class party!

  2. This is an awesome idea. I love how simple it is and how flattering it looks. I’ll be bookmarking this for Halloween!

  3. Thank you for the recipe and showing us how simple and clever they are Im going to give it a try and surprise the kids

  4. These are cute. And for a school treat, the rings are a nice plus for the kids. I remember those from when I was young.

  5. Yum! These cupcakes look delicious. I can’t wait to give these a try, what a wonderful Halloween treat. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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