Creepy Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Creepy Halloween Spider Cupcakes are easy to make & the perfect addition to your Halloween party menu. An easy way to add some spooky food to the party.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • *Cake
  • 1 box Cake Mix + additional ingredients per box instructions eggs, oil, water
  • *Frosting
  • 1/2 cup salted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 8 cups 1- 2lb bag confectioners sugar (no sifting)
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup milk depending on how thick you want the frosting
  • 1 package small plastic spiders


  1. Mix, prepare & bake cupcakes to package directions
  2. Cool completely on wire rack & prepare frosting
  3. *Frosting
  4. Cream softened butter & shortening in stand mixer with paddle attachment until smooth.
  5. Blend in vanilla.
  6. Add 1/2 the confectioners sugar & most of the milk - stir slowly until moist- then whip until well combined.
  7. Add remaining confectioners sugar & milk.
  8. Beat on med-high about 3-4 minutes scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.
  9. The texture should be very smooth.
  10. Using a large open star tip, pipe frosting in a swirl pattern on top of cupcakes
  11. Add several spiders on top of frosting & serve.