Scary Spider Cupcakes

Scary Spider Cupcakes
  • 12 servings
  • 1 hour to prepare
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  • Cupcake Ingredients
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp green food colouring gel
  • Buttercream Ingredients
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 300g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tube blue food colouring gel
  • Decorations
  • 1 pack of Oreo Biscuits
  • 1 packet of Mikado sticks
  • 1 pack of googly eyes



1 Preheat your oven to 180C/gas mark 4/350F. Line your muffin tin with cupcake cases.

2 Mix all of the cupcake ingredients (apart from the green food colouring) together with an electric mixer until you have a smooth batter.

3 Then divide between two bowls, use the food colouring to turn one half green. Fill the cupcake cases alternatively with each of the batters creating a marbling effect.

4 Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.

5 For the buttercream icing, mix the butter and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy. Slowly add the icing sugar and then the blue food colouring.

6 Pipe a swirl of buttercream on to each cupcake, add an Oreo biscuit, some googly eyes and give your spider cupcake eight Mikado stick legs.