Miss Spider Cupcakes

Miss Spider Cupcakes

Miss Spider comes to life as a cupcake. With her long licorice lace legs and batting licorice eyelashes, she's impossible to resist.

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Miss Spider Cupcakes
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 80 min.


  • 1 can (16 oz.) plus 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • Green and yellow food coloring (liquid)
  • 12 chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies (Mallowmars)
  • 12 baked and cooled cupcakes in your child's favorite flavor
  • 3 yellow spice drops
  • Blue nonpareil sprinkles
  • 24 green mini chocolate candies (M&M's)
  • Red and blue tube frosting
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
  • Black licorice laces
  • Flower confetti sprinkles (from baking-supply stores)


  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Small paring knife
Tip: Check your market for a package of plastic frosting bags. To fill one, fold the top half down, holding the bottom with one hand. With the other hand, and using a large spoon, scoop frosting into it. Unfold the bag. To use the bag, hold at the top and push down using a twisting motion.


  1. Step 1

    Mix 1 1/2 cups of vanilla frosting with the green food coloring. Spoon 1/2 cup of the green frosting into a resealable bag. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting yellow and spoon 3/4 cup of the yellow frosting into a resealable bag.

  2. Step 2

    To make Miss Spider's body, place the marshmallow cookies onto a wire cooling rack set over a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. Heat the remaining yellow frosting in the microwave until just thin enough to pour, about 5 to 10 seconds. (Do not overheat!) Pour the frosting over the cookies to coat them. The excess frosting can be reheated if necessary. Let the cookies set for 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Frost the tops of the cupcakes with green frosting and place a marshmallow cookie in the center of each. Snip a 1/4-inch corner from the yellow-frosting bag and pipe a 1-inch mound of frosting for Miss Spider's head.

  4. Step 4

    With a sharp paring knife, cut the spice drops into 12 triangles and insert them into Miss Spider's head to make her nose. Add a few blue sprinkles for freckles and attach the green M&M's for eyes. Use the tube frostings to pipe her eyes, mouth, and red top. Spoon the chocolate frosting into a resealable bag and snip a very small corner from bag. Use the chocolate frosting to pipe on her eye lashes.

  5. Step 5

    Cut licorice laces into 2-inch pieces. Insert eight pieces as legs on each cupcake. Snip a small corner from the green-frosting bag and pipe spots of grass around her legs. Add the flower confetti sprinkles.

Tip: Kids will love to count out the licorice strings and add them to the cupcakes to make them look like real spiders!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 607
  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 259mg
  • Total Carbs: 103g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 82g
  • Protein: 3g
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