HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend dressed up in your most creative costumes. To celebrate one of the best holidays of the year, I made these cupcakes for our neighbors. I saw the idea for spider webs on Pinterest and I thought it would be even creepier to add little chocolate spiders nesting in the webs.
You can use whatever cupcake and frosting combination you prefer, but I went with pumpkin cupcakes and vanilla buttercream. The cupcakes are very easy to decorate and the effect is great!
Bring on the trick-or-treaters!
Spider Web Cupcakes
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- Green food coloring
- Colored frosted cupcakes
- Black gel food coloring
To make the spiders, melt chocolate chips in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring after each 30 seconds until smooth. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a small round tip. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and pipe out the spiders. Let them harden in the fridge. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate chips using the same method as the chocolate chips. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix well until combined. Transfer to a piping bag with a small round tip. Remove the spiders from the fridge and pipe on eyes with the green mixture. Allow to harden.
To make the spider webs, use the black gel food coloring to pipe a large dot in the center of the cupcake and then circles around the dot.
Starting in the center of the cupcake, use a toothpick and carefully drag it outward. Repeat several times until you achieve your desired web.
Top with a chocolate spider and enjoy!