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Fun on the Web Cupcakes

Should spider quips be called “insect asides”? Get the party conversations started with Halloween-themed cupcakes featuring buttercream insects and royal icing webbing .


Difficulty: Easy


Step 1

Combine leaf green and lemon yellow icing colors for green shown. In advance, make webs. Tape wide web pattern on the outside of large flower former; cover pattern with waxed paper and tape in place. Tape narrow web pattern to cake board; cover pattern with waxed paper and tape in place. Use tip 5 and black royal icing to outline web patterns. Make 4 of each size web and extras to allow for breakage. Let all webs dry overnight. Carefully remove from waxed paper.

Step 2

Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice smooth in yellow buttercream with spatula. Using orange, violet and green buttercream icing and tip 12, pipe spider body. Pipe tip 10 head. Use tip 3 and white buttercream to pipe whites of eyes and tip 2 and black icing to pipe pupils. Pipe tip 4 legs.

Step 3

Position cupcakes on stand. Place wide webs on lower level of stand and narrow webs on top level of stand.