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Spider Cupcakes

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1 h 30 m servings 260 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)


  • Calories:
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Cut licorice into 3 inch sections. Working with one or two cupcakes at a time, so the frosting doesn't set before decorating, frost the cupcakes with the white frosting. Insert licorice pieces into the outer edges of the cupcakes to make the legs of the spider, 3 legs on each side (4 takes up too much space). Place two pieces of candy corn on the front of the cupcake for fangs and use two red hots as eyes. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

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  1. 90 Ratings

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Very cute ! Fun. Black Shoe Lace Licorice ! GOOD LUCK FINDING- This is what I did and found (licorice wheels unroll and pulled the two strings apart also pull apart licorice in the Berry (dar...

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they were good but I didn't use the shoe string licorice I used just orignal licorice but if I used either licorice it would take you a long time to put on the licorice. So I give it three star...

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Very cute ! Fun. Black Shoe Lace Licorice ! GOOD LUCK FINDING- This is what I did and found (licorice wheels unroll and pulled the two strings apart also pull apart licorice in the Berry (dar...

These are pretty cute to make. I suggest inserting the licorice into the cupcakes before frosting made it so much easier this way. Also, I couldn't find black licorice ropes so I used ...

I found it SO HELPFUL to prepare everything & lay it all out the counter in sections before beginning to decorate. Saved so much trouble of trying to stick my messy hand that would occasionally...

This recipe was very fun to make with my granddaughter. I used the black vines and cut in thirds, then cut those thirds lengthwise. They legslooked hairy and as a bonus you get 6 legs out of on...

I love the idea for the cupcakes. Another good one you young ladies might try is meatballs set in a glass dish of deep red tomato sauce (I'd added red food color). Use carrot or pickle strips ...

Excellent & fun to make. I bought all my ingredients for the toppings at the bulk barn. (Black shoestring licorice sold there also - prepackaged) The licorice pieces can be inserted right into...

These were so fun to make and my daughter's pre-k class LOVED them! I was able to find the black twizzlers at CVS, but they were way too heavy. So instead I used pretzel sticks for the legs!! ...

This was a lot of fun to make and my adult friends loved it. We used red licorice instead, no one liked the black.

I made these cute little cupcakes for my Church's Halloween party. Everyone loved them and gobbled them up. For the icing I just made a basic buttercream frosting and used food coloring to make ...