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Spiderweb Cupcakes | A simple decorating tip for spooky Halloween cupcakes!

Spiderweb Cupcakes

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Spiderweb cupcakes are an easy Halloween dessert recipe that is fun to make, and the cupcakes are delicious, too! I’m joining up with some of my favorite bloggers again this year to bring you some fabulous Halloween recipes.

My spiderweb cupcakes are super simple and sure to please the goblins at your house! Thanks to the generous folks at Dixie Crystals for providing sugar for this post.

Spiderweb Cupcakes | A simple decorating tip for spooky Halloween cupcakes!

Easy Spiderweb Cupcakes

I had some extra cake batter after baking up Katie’s birthday cake, so I spooned it  into my cupcake tins. I had toyed with making a spiderweb pattern on top of an iced cupcake for Halloween, so thought I’d practice on this batch.

I first iced them with a simple buttercream of powdered sugar, butter, and milk. Bill was sneaking tastes when he got home from work. Even without vanilla (which could muddy the white background), he found it hard to resist! The more challenging part was the webs. I am less than savvy when it comes to piping icing!

Spiderweb Cupcakes | A simple decorating tip for spooky Halloween cupcakes!

Piping Spider Webs

I had the basic plan of action in mind. I’d pipe 3 concentric circles atop each cupcake, then pull a toothpick through the icing, from the middle to the edges to make a spiderweb design. Now the tricky part was to do this fast enough so the chocolate remained pliable.

The white icing must not sit long either or a sugar crust will develop and hinder the process as well. It sounds simple, it IS simple, but if you’re not used to working with a piping bag, it does take some practice.  I had a few not so perfect practice cupcakes, but my family still ate every single one!

Search for #TheHalloweenProject on social media for the next 2 weeks to see the creative Halloween recipes my talented blogger friends are sharing.  Plus, for another Halloween cupcake,  check out my Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes! They’re pretty darn cute.

Spiderweb Cupcakes | A simple decorating tip for spooky Halloween cupcakes!

To make these delicious spiderweb cupcakes, you may need:

Kitchen Tip:

Instead of buying a quart of buttermilk for the 1/2 cup needed in the cupcake recipe, you can make an easy substitute at home. For each cup of  buttermilk you need, add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a liquid measuring cup. Then add milk up to the one cup mark, stir and allow the mixture to thicken slightly.  Voila, it’s ready to use. For a half cup, just use 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar and fill to the 1/2 cup mark.

More Halloween Recipes:


Spider Web Cookie Cake

Spiderweb Cookie Cake

Meringue Bones | Perfect Halloween Treat

Meringue Bones in a Pool of Raspberry BloodCandy Corn Cupcakes | An easy recipe for a Halloween treat

Candy Corn Cupcakes

White Chocolate Monster Munch | Irresistible snack mix coated in white chocolate!

White Chocolate Monster Munch

 Dixie Crystals provided me with sugar and a gift card to purchase ingredients. All opinions are my own.

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19 comments on “Spiderweb Cupcakes”

  1. Wow! You have already started Halloween recipes, that’s great Liz. These spiderweb cupcakes look so delicious and perfect for the occasion. I also loved that spiderweb cookie cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Let the haunting begin:@) I had to click on the 20 Halloween recipes too!

  3. Is it going to be Halloween already? Your Spider Web Cupcakes are perfect! Nothing scary about them at all except for the fact that they will add me a few inches to my waistline and a few pounds on the scale. Now that is terrifying!

  4. I’m in love with the meringue bones in the blood, so cool! You did a great job with the spider webs. I recently saw that you can buy colourless vanilla, although I’m not certain it is real vanilla.

  5. I love these!! Perfect for Halloween! I love spider webs on cupcakes for Halloween.

  6. Oh Liz, these are so cute…your are so ahead of the game…thanks for all the recipes…
    Have a great week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Just adorable! So creative and pretty too – love it!

  8. So fun! You did a wonderful job!

  9. These cupcakes are adorable. Super cute for Halloween.

  10. Great decorating job! And wonderful cupcakes — I love saying that I ate an entire cake. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been using powdered buttermilk lately (at my grocery it’s stocked in the baking aisle). Solves the problem of buying a whole container of something that I might not use. And its quality is actually better than a lot of the commercial buttermilk I’ve bought. Anyway, good stuff — thanks.

  11. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I’ve seen these before but didn’t realize how simple they are–thanks for sharing, Liz!! xo

  12. Your piping looks great Liz, I know my efforts would be less than spectacular!

  13. numero uno: YUM CHOCOLATE

    dos: how cuuute! I love the spidery idea!

  14. Just perfect for Halloween, love your spiderwebs!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your talent for sweet treats on #TheHalloweenProject again!! Love these easy cupcakes and can’t wait to try them out!

  16. Okay, now, I’m inspired to try webs for Halloween…You truly do present wonderful tips, Liz. P.s. I like making my buttermilk with lemon.

  17. Once upon a time you said your cake decorating skills were rusty, not anymore!!!

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