This is a fun, easy activity to do with children or in the classroom. Kids love to make and eat these cupcakes- the bonus is making it, eating it and then wearing the plastic spider ring! Make some with your goblins today!


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  • Batch of cupcakes- baked and cooled to room temperature; your choice of flavor
  • Icing (make a batch or use store bought)
  • Icing Gel- several tubes (purchase contrasting color to the icing color- ex. white icing- use black or purple gel for the spider web- Gel is sold at grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Michaels, etc.)
  • 1 toothpick for each child/student (if using this as group activity)
  • 1 spatula or knife -for spreading the icing (if group project, suggest 1 plastic knife for each child/student)
  • 1 plastic spider/ bat ring (enough that each cupcake has it's own ring)
  • Napkins
I remember seeing this in Martha Stewart Living last year, but never thought of the other cool ideas you gave. Great job! Now I'll try this for all the holidays!
Thanks! Yes, I remember the 4th of July cupcakes Martha Stewart did last year. I have been doing this for about 10 years with my girls and in the classroom with my students. It is always a big hit regardless of which color/theme variation. The best part of this project is that all skill levels can end up with a great end product- especially nice when working with students/ girl scouts, etc.
I signed up for Halloween cupcakes on Monday, so guess which ones I'm taking! I had originally planned on taking another MS recipe, but look so much easier! I think these would be neat for Christmas as well, so check another holiday off the list.
webb1143 years ago
I will use this for my cupcakes. Thank you for sharing.
jennie922483 years ago
Those cupcakes look so delicious thanks for the recipe
scoochmaroo3 years ago
These will be perfect for my neighborhood's Halloween party! Your photos make it look so easy- thanks!
zazenergy3 years ago
Very cute!