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Spider Web Pumpkin Cupcakes

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I recently found out that in some parts of the world like Australia, Halloween IS NOT celebrated on a big scale.

This was SURPRISING news to me coz Halloween is the best day ever and I can’t believe you guys are MISSING out 🙁  !!!!

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Do you guys have some other day DEDICATED to spookiness and terrors?

Please Please Please say yes coz if not, then you need to fly out to the States so I can throw all of you the ULTIMATE spooky Halloween party! lol. 😀

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Today, I am sharing a tutorial for chocolate spider webs and chocolate spiders.

I used them as a SPOOKY cupcake decoration for my pumpkin cupcakes.

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I have seen countless VARIATIONS of chocolate spider webs and this was my take on them.

They are also very EASY to make.

NO need for fondant or fancy tools.

All you need is melted chocolate and sprinkles!

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To make these spider web pumpkin cupcakes , you will need the following ingredients and supplies:

Pumpkin cupcakes
Orange colored buttercream icing
Squeeze bottles
Melted white chocolate
Melted dark chocolate
Chocolate sprinkles (the long ones)
Wax paper
Spatula

Note:
I used my pumpkin cake recipe to make pumpkin cupcakes. Just pour the batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20- 23 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. You can easily get 24 cupcakes from this recipe.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Melt some white chocolate and pour into a squeeze bottle.

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Step 2:
Line a cookie tray with wax paper and draw an “x” with your squeeze bottle.

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Step 3:
Then, make a “plus” sign.

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Step 4:
Now, connect the lines.
Start on the inside and work your way outside.
Make sure the lines you are drawing are thick coz if not, the web will not be strong.

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Step 5:
Follow steps for 1-4 as many times as you want.
Then, place your tray in the freezer for 5 minutes.
When you take it out, the chocolate spider webs will be hard.
Gently, use a spatula to remove the spider webs from the wax paper.

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Step 6:
And you will end up with lots of chocolate webs!
It’s always a good idea to make more than what you need coz some webs always break when you are removing them from the wax paper.

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Step 7:
To make the chocolate spiders, melt some dark chocolate or milk chocolate and pour into a squeeze bottle.
Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
Pour a “dot” of chocolate on the wax paper. This will be the body of the spider.
The  diameter of my “dot” was about 1 inch.

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Step 8:
Before your “dot” hardens, attach some chocolate vermicelli sprinkles to the sides.
These will be the legs of your spider.

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Step 9:
Also stick some small sprinkles to the top of the “dot.”
Pop your tray in the freezer for 5 minutes and carefully, peel away the parchment paper.
And your spider is ready.
Follow steps 1-3 as many times as you want and don’t forget to make extras 🙂

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Step 10:
Since your your webs and spiders are ready now, all you need to do is  put everything together.
Prepare the pumpkin cupcakes and orange colored buttercream icing.
Use a spatula to ice your cupcakes.
Don’t be neat…Give it a slight roughness.
I did this by placing my spatula flat on my iced cupcake and then just lifting it up randomly and those tiny peaks formed.

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Step 11:
Stick your web into the center of the cupcake and use a bit of melted chocolate to attach a spider to the web or you can just place it on the cupcake…Entirely up to you 🙂

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And you are done!

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may also like some of these other Halloween treats…

Rolo chocolate spiders

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Rolo chocolate monsters

halloween rolo chocolate monsters

One eyed spider donuts 

one eyed spider donuts

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

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31 Comments

  1. Coffee and Crumpets

    October 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Love your Halloween specials!! I don’t allow my children to participate in Halloween so I can’t really post about Halloween stuff, but I do enjoy what others post! Your spiderwebs are so cute!

    Nazneen

  2. the 3volution of j3nn

    October 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Great idea! The webs are fantastic, and sound so easy! Love it.

  3. yummychunklet

    October 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    How cute are those spider webs! Now I want to make these cupcakes.

  4. Michelle @Amourbeurre

    October 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Love the webs! These totally halloween up these cupcakes, so cute!

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    October 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    These cupcakes are adorable! I love the spider webs!

  6. Mich Piece of Cake

    October 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Wow, not only do they look delicious, they are so beautifully done up! Love the Halloween themed design.

  7. Yaneri Rodriguez

    October 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Oh these are so yummy looking!! Thanks for sharing all your details in creating these fun festive cupcakes!! Love your spider web tutorial!!! Gonna give it a try!!! 🙂

    Yaneri

  8. Suzie

    October 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    These are so cute, I love them!! I do hope they celebrate in other countries some kind of spooky day/night too. It is the best! Your tutorials are wonderfully detailed…thank you!

  9. Veronica

    October 17, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Oh my goodness, I love these cupcakes! I’m especially excited about the chocolate rosewater buttercream b/c I bought rosewater to use in baklava and I have a ton of it now. Yay for a new way to use it! Your decorations are so cute! I’ve done white chocolate decorations once-last year I made cupcakes with snowflakes made of white chocolate and sprinkled with coarse sugar so they kinda sparkled. I loved it!

  10. rita cooks italian

    October 17, 2012 at 2:32 am

    THANK YOU! Last year I was getting crazy browsing online for a funny way to decorate Halloween cupcakes. This is bookmarked, my kids will LOVE it.

  11. Jenny @ BAKE

    October 17, 2012 at 3:08 am

    those little spider webs look soooo cute!

  12. Acacia

    October 17, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I know right? Halloween is the only time of the year I regret living in Australia! We don’t really have any other spooky holiday, although these spider webs are so clever….I’m going to make them anway!

  13. kitchenriffs

    October 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Ooooh, spooky cupcakes! I love them. You’re such a whiz ( 😉 ) at decorating that I love looking at your desserts. My impression is a lot of the world doesn’t really celebrate Halloween – I believe the same is true in France, for example. Too bad, because it’s an excuse for a really good time!

  14. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    October 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I know what you mean — in Malaysia, Halloween is not celebrated. And I think we miss on so much fun!

    That’s a spooky-licious cupcake!

  15. Parsley Sage

    October 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    BRILLIANT! We have single-handedly brought halloween to the cayman islands. we were the only people dressed up 5 years ago…now, there’s about a thousand of us that get all dressed up for the occasion. I’m bookmarking this FABULOUS cupcakes because they are just super cool!

  16. Jennifer

    October 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    What adorable cupcakes!!! I love your tutorial on making the spider webs. I’ll definitely have to give this a try.

  17. Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today

    October 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I love love love your ideas. It will make halloween this year crazy in my home 🙂

  18. CCU

    October 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I was planning to make very similar spiderwebs my friend, and you have shown perfect technique 😀
    These are so cute and delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  19. Kalamity Kelli

    October 19, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Caught you on Food Spreading – these are adorable! I"m going to refer to this post tomorrow when I make my cupcakes! Thanks!!

  20. lisaiscooking

    October 19, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I love pumpkin spice cake, and these cupcakes sound delicious. Your spiderweb decorations are fantastic too!

  21. RavieNomNoms

    October 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    These are so darn cute! I love Halloween stuff!

  22. Nancy/SpicieFoodie

    October 21, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Hi Abeer,
    Wow- you are so talented! Every time I stop by I’m blown away by your creations. These cupcakes are so cute. Thanks for doing the step by step photos because they really come in handy to use amateur bakers:)

  23. Amy @ Gastronome Tart

    October 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Oh no! They are totally missing out! Anyhow, thank you for this recipe! They are super cute and I actually have a bunch of pumpkin in my fridge right now waiting to be made into something since I bought a boat load of sugar pumpkins.

  24. henna

    October 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love all of your halloween spirit! Love the step-by-step photos you’ve provided too!

  25. Cass @foodmyfriend

    October 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    They do look pretty delicious. Do you mind if I make them for Halloween? Yum!

  26. Cass @foodmyfriend

    October 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I can’t get the canned pumpkin or the pudding mix 🙁 boo

  27. I Wilkerson

    October 24, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Totally cute! And very reasonable preparation–I actually think I might be able to do these.

  28. Eftychia

    November 10, 2012 at 8:55 am

    So cute! Thanks for the tutorial. Lately I am a bit lazy… I think it is time I create something similar 🙂

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