Spider Cupcakes

About this recipe: These are a great for a children's birthday party! Chocolate cake mix is an easy option when you are making so many. Use liquorice sweets for the legs and jelly beans or smarties for the eyes.

Heatherly Noble

Ingredients

Serves: 24 

  • 1 packet (500g) chocolate cake mix
  • 500g black liquorice strips
  • 500g white icing
  • mini jelly beans, smarties, snakes, fruit bats, cut up false teeth for decoration

Directions

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Prepare cupcakes according to packet directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Cut liquorice laces into 8cm sections. Working with one or two cupcakes at a time, so the icing doesn't set before decorating, ice the cupcakes with the white icing. Insert liquorice pieces into the outer edges of the cupcakes to make the legs of the spider, 3 legs on each side (4 take up too much space). Make eyes and fangs out of the other lollies in the scariest way possible. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

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