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Spider Web Cupcakes – cooking with kids

Kids love baking, it is kind of magical how those ingredients can make something so delicious and cooking with kids is a great activity.  We love these spider web cupcakes, as they are simple to make and easy for kids to decorate too.  Oh and they are super cute for Halloween too!

Spider Web Cupcakes

These cupcakes are really simple to make from scratch, but there is nothing wrong with a box mix.  In fact anything to get the kids cooking is great in my opinion.

Spider Web Cupcakes


6 oz or 175 grams  of margarine or butter
6 oz or 175 grams  of caster sugar
2 eggs
6 oz or 175g of self raising flour (or 5 oz (150 grams) and 1 oz (30 grams) of cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
half teaspoon of baking powder (if doing coco ones)
3 teaspoons of milk

Spider Web Cupcakes


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Allow the margarine or butter to come to room temperature

Cream the sugar and margarine together, then add the rest of the ingredients.

Spider Web Cupcakes

Put into case cases and cook for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.  We use an ice cream scoop for filling the cases, that way they are much easier for kids to fill the cake cases.

For the topping

Spider Web Cupcakes

We used basic buttercream flavoured with cocoa powder, which we just spread on top of the cake.  We then used white chocolate to make the spider web by piping it on to make concentric circles before using a cocktail stick to drag it out to the edges to make a web.

Spider Web Cupcakes


Spider Web Cupcakes

Find even more Halloween treats inspiration below:

Slimey Limey Lemonade  on Rainy Day Mum

Pumpkin Jello Snack on Craftulate

Sugar Aunts  –   Frankenstein Green Smoothie

Kids Craft Room  –  Spider Pizza

Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails – Spider cookies

The gingerbread house –  Gingerbread ghost biscuits

Adventure in a Box  –

Kidz Activities  –  Worms in Dirt Dessert

Artsy Momma  – Ghoulicious Halloween Smoothie

Mama.Papa.Bubba.  –  Frozen Banana Ghost Pops

The Resourceful Mama  –  Monster Rice Krispies

Play Dough & Popsicles  –  Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Peakle Pie  –  Halloween Bug Pasta

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