Spider Cakes

Spider Cakes

Spider Cakes


Makes 18 to 20 cupcakes


18 to 20 chocolate cupcakes
1 box (4-serving size) white chocolate pudding mix, prepared according to package directions and dyed green
1 container (16 ounces) fudge frosting
Halloween cupcake liners
Black licorice, cut in half for spider legs
Red cinnamon candies for eyes
2 black licorice strings, cut into 1/4-inch pieces for eyelashes (optional)


  1. Poke small hole in the bottom of each cupcake with toothpick. Snip off a corner of a freezer bag with scissors, making a hole just large enough for a small, round piping tip to fit through. Place tip through bag and into hole. Spoon green pudding into bag.
  2. Insert piping tip into bottom of cupcake. Pipe some pudding gently and slowly into upcake. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
  3. Frost tops and sides of cupcakes with frosting. Place each cupcake unfrosted-side down in a slightly flattened cupcake liner.
  4. Place 4 cut licorice sticks on each side of cupcake to form legs. Press in cinnamon candies for eyes. Press licorice strings about cinnamon candies to create eyelashes, if desired. Serve immediately.


Spiders will ooze green "blood" when bitten or sliced. Gross!

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