Quick and Easy Creepy Cupcakes

Easy Creepy Cupcakes

I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner. It always sneaks up on me before I get to make all the treats I have sketched out in my head. But since we’re just a few days away I thought I’d slip in a quick last minute treat I made Sunday that’s as much creepy as it is cute.

And it’s pretty easy to boot. There’s hardly any decorating, so you can whip them up super last minute.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Just bake up your favorite cupcakes. I used this easy chocolate cupcake recipe.

Orange frosting

You’ll totally need some frosting, too. Color it orange, purple, black, green or just leave it white.

Plastic Spiders

And then you’ll need the creepiest plastic spiders you can find.


I like these long-legged little guys a lot. Eeek!

I’ve been dying to use them on something since I bought them a while ago. Of course, Halloween cupcakes were perfect.

Unfortunately, I have no memory of where I picked them up, but if you’re looking for some plastic spiders – start with dollar stores or craft stores. Or any of those pop-up Halloween shops. They’d probably have something.

Chocolate cupcakes

Now you can make your cupcakes super easy by just frosting them with one color.

Spider Cupcake

And perching your creepy spider right on top.

I think they’d look pretty sharp in solid white frosting, too.

Easy Creepy Spiders

But I wanted them a little snazzier – so I made them with white sugared webs.

Decorating Cupcakes

Reserve some of your frosting before tinting it a color and use it to pipe three circles on top of the cupcake.

Just use a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off to pipe if you don’t have a decorator bag or icing tip.

A. Then drag a toothpick through the icing starting from the center and moving towards the edge of the cupcake to create the web.


B. Dip the top of the frosted and piped cupcake in a small bowl of white sanding sugar to coat and then drag a toothpick through. I think this makes them a little prettier and it flattens the web into the frosting so it doesn’t look like it’s sitting on top of it. If you need to adjust the web shape, you can do so easily by nudging the sprinkle coated surface a bit.

Spider Cupcakes

So cute!

I mean, so totally creepy.

I hope you guys have a happy and safe candy-filled Halloween!