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

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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