Halloween Cupcakes

                                              (I think this was meant to be a red legged spider!!)

As I said in the Gingerbread Skeletons post, I am possibly the least artistic person to walk this planet, so if I can decorate cupcakes anyone can. I kept the decorations simple, so spiderwebs, pumpkins and monster type things with long red legs were the order of the day! Feel free to be as adventurous as you wish.  Just make sure you set aside a good hour to clean up afterwards. Icing sugar gets everywhere!

Thank-you to Silverspoon for sending me the products to try.



  • 250 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the icing
  • 220 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Silverspoon writing icing, colourings and choco beans to decorate (as well as other sweets such as red laces, liquorice)

Instructions: makes 18

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c. Line 2 cupcake tins with paper cases
  • Step 2: Put all the cupcake ingredients in a standing mixer (or a big bowl to mix with handheld mixer or by hand) and mix for 3 minutes until pale.
  • Step 3: Divide into 18 cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Step 4: Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Step 5: To make the icing - Mix together the icing sugar and softened butter with the vanilla extract, divide between 3 bowls.
  • Step 6: Put 4-5 drops of green colouring in one, a mix of red and yellow colouring in the other and leave the last one white (make sure the icing is mixed thoroughly).
  • Step 7: Decorate cupcakes as desired. I got hold of the Halloween cupcake surrounds from Morrisons.


  1. They look great and I love the black cupcake wrappers. Really makes them look special and spooky

  2. Very clever. They look great but not sure thats the best way to sum up halloween inspired cupcakes lol

  3. I think your webs have turned out most splendidly!

  4. My kitchen always looks like a bombsite after icing cakes!

    They look fab! I'm making some gingerbread skeletons today! I'll be sure to check out your post :)

    Katie xox

  5. They look really good, and the spindly spooky cases really set them off well! Your decorating looks fine to me!

  6. Well you did a great job of those! They look seriously good!


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