Scary Spider Halloween Cupcake Tutorial

I made some fun cupcakes for Halloween last year. I chose a Spider, Bat, Pumpkin, Witches hat, Ghost and Werewolf. I thought I’d share how I made them and give you a tutorial.

Here’s what you will need for The Spider:

Black sugar

Bake a batch of cupcakes, whichever recipe you prefer and leave them to cool.

For the spider – Make up some normal icing (icing sugar and water as directed) and add some black food colouring.
Make a ball out of fondant (black if you can) then roll it into the black sugar until completely covered.
Cover the cupcake with the icing then immediately place the black ball into the middle.
Make some legs from fondant then with a wet paintbrush just brush the area you want to attach the legs to in a circular motion to make it sticky, now attach the legs.
Make the eyes and fangs from fondant and attach as above.
There done! If you want you could use liquorice for the legs instead of fondant.


  • Keep chocolate warm.
  • Use royal icing quickly if it’s left out it will start to set.
  • When you put normal icing on the cupcakes make sure you add what ever you put on top quickly as it will set then crack when you put pressure on.
  • Put fondant into position then leave it as this will crack if you try to move it later.

I hope you enjoy making these and impress all your friends, if you have any questions please feel free to ask : ) Follow me for more cake tutorials



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