Wilton Spider Cupcakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Spider Cupcakes

Add a creepy touch to your Halloween celebrations!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include time needed neither to bake and cool cupcakes nor for prepping some of the fondant shapes a day in advance.
  • 2
    For each cupcake, roll Black fondant into a log, 1/4 inch in diameter. Cut log into six legs (each leg should be 3-1/2 inch long). Curve legs. Let dry 24 hours on parchment paper-covered cake board. Make extras to allow for breakage.
  • 3
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
  • 4
    Tint portions of icing Black, Green and Gray (use a little Black to make Gray). Tip: combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for Green shown.) Use spatula and Black icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth.
  • 5
    Use fondant roller with Pink guide rings to roll out Black fondant 1/16 inch thick. Use third largest (3-1/4 inch diameter) circle cutter to cut one shape for each treat. Cover top of cupcakes.
  • 6
    Prepare thinned fondant adhesive (water and a bit of White fondant). Roll 1 inch ball of Black fondant. Flatten ball slightly to make head. Use brush and thinned fondant adhesive to attach to cupcake.
  • 7
    Use end of brush handle to make openings for three legs on each side of cupcake, 1/4 inch from edge. Insert legs. Use thinned fondant adhesive to secure. Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and Green icing to pipe dot eyes. Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and Black icing to pipe dot pupils. Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and Gray icing to pipe outline smile.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 4-1/2 lb. 104105016
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103422
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. Black 104795459
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • Wilton Parchment Paper Single Roll 104106148
  • Wilton 6 pc. Cake Boards 10 inch x 14 inch 104105908
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin 9 inch 104105836
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Rounds 104793687
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 2 104103104
  • Wilton Performance Pans Standard Muffin Man 12 pc. 104105428
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 9 inch 104106122
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Standard Baking Cups 75 pc. Black Dots 104559890
  • Your Favorite Cupcake Recipe
  • Food-Safe Scissors
  • Plastic Ruler