Orange and spider cupcakes

Frightfully easy Halloween cupcakes

Buy or make some plain cupcakes and try a few of these super simple decorating ideas. After all, on this occasion it’s the decorations that are the important part!

October 29, 2020
Orange and spider cupcakes

Get your supplies ready

  • To make your life easier, utilise what is on the supermarket shelves such as choc chips and lollies for eyes.
  • Have plenty of chocolate, orange and white coloured icing, fondant icing or frosting.
  • Make your own Halloween sprinkles blend using chocolate, white and orange sprinkles.

Often, it’s the simplest ideas that turn out the best

  • A chocolate biscuit cut in half makes great bat wings.
  • Use strips of white fondant icing with eyes for a mummy.
  • A swirl of vanilla icing with a couple of chocolate chips for eyes makes a scary ghost.
  • Or drape small squares of white fondant icing over cupcakes for more easy ghosts.
  • To make an easy spider cupcake, top with chocolate icing, use white choc chips for eyes and liquorice for legs.
  • Simple orange coloured icing or frosting with chocolate sprinkles is as easy as it gets.
  • Using natural food colouring, paint zombie faces onto marshmallows and put on top of a cupcake - or just eat them as they are.

Basic cupcake recipe

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat together until everything is combined and the mixture is smooth, light and has turned a lighter colour.

Divide the mixture evenly between 2 x 12-hole cupcake tins lined with paper cases and bake for approximately 20 minutes at 180C.

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

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