Spider Cupcakes

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Prep time15 minutes


Experiment using different licorice, cake mix and frosting flavors or colors to make the perfect combination for your holiday party or occasion.

I originally used 1/2 of a piece of licorice for each leg, but found that difficult to keep in the cupcake and move them around, so ended up quartering the licorice piece instead.


1 package cake mix
1 can frosting
1 lb licorice
48 pieces candy corn
48 cinnamon red hots


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  2. Cut licorice into 3 inch sections. Insert licorice pieces into the outer edges of the cupcakes to make the legs of the spider, 3 legs on each side.
  3. Place two pieces of candy corn on the front of the cupcake for fangs and use two red hots as eyes.