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.
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!
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.
To make these delicious spiderweb cupcakes, you may need:
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:
- Vampire Hot Chocolate by Big Bear’s Wife
- Chocolate Spider Web Tarts by Feast and West
- Slimeball Hi Hat Cookies by Sugar Dish Me
- The Poison Frog Cocktail by Souffle Bombay
- Creepy Halloween Brownies by Wonky Wonderful
- More Easy Holiday Recipes
Dixie Crystals provided me with sugar and a gift card to purchase ingredients. All opinions are my own.