I love making holiday cupcakes for my class parties, and these spider cupcakes are so much fun. What I love most about them is that they're super easy to make and always turn out really cute.
Making the Cupcakes in the Classroom
You can make these ahead of time, or make them with students. They love frosting them and adding the licorice legs and beady red eyes. This recipe works great at an adult supervised center, or can be made during a class party for fall. Just bake the cupcakes ahead of time and bring the rest of the ingredients and let students have fun with it. Whether you decide to make them ahead of time, or together in class, the recipe is really simple and everyone will enjoy eating these cute spider cupcakes.
Spider Cupcake Recipe
As you can tell from the picture, this recipe is super easy to make and the photo pretty much tells it all. In addition to a box of cupcake batter you'll just need a few more items. Even for beginner bakers, the overall process is fairy simple and doesn't require much experience.
a box of cupcake batter
black or brown cupcake wrappers
thin black licorice
small red candies like red hots
1. Make the cupcakes according to the instructions on the box.
2. Frost the cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
3. Press 8 pieces of black licorice into the cupcake.
4. Cover the frosting with black sprinkles.
5. Add two red candy eyes.