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

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  • Irma

    I can’t stop looking at this! This is the best! I love the idea.

  • michelle elizondo

    So cute!!!

  • lissa crane

    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!

  • lisa

    The cupcakes are a cute decorating idea. It would be a nice treat to send to school.

  • Natalie

    BAking cupcakes is one of my favorite hobbies! I will have to try these!

  • Hannah C

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

  • I am going to have to make these for Halloween. It looks like a winner for the kids.

  • Nidhi Chauhan

    It looks so YUM. I have to make this for my kids this halloween. thanks!

  • debbie

    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

  • lisa

    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.

  • M.Clark

    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.

  • Shannon

    These are just too cute and sound simple to make as well. Thank you for sharing with us.

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