Chocolate Spider Web Cupcakes

Learn to make quick and easy spider web cupcakes for Halloween parties. You just need melted chocolate for these simple chocolate spiderwebs.

Today, I am sharing a TUTORIAL for these really easy Halloween chocolate spider web cupcakes.

I have seen countless VARIATIONS of spider web cake decoration/ cupcakes decoration and this was my spin on that idea.

There is NO need for fondant or fancy tools.

You DON’T need any cake decorating skills at all.

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All you need is melted chocolate, wax paper, a squeeze bottle and some sprinkles (if you are making the chocolate spiders). 

These cupcakes are GREAT for serving at spooky Halloween parties but I think they are also perfect as spiderman web cupcakes for spiderman birthday parties.

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Easy Chocolate Spider Web Cupcakes

 Here are some TIPS for making PERFECT chocolate spider web cupcakes:

  • Use white candy melts or almond bark white chocolate. They are the best for making any edible decorations because they dry firmer and stronger than regular chocolate.
  • Make EXTRA chocolate spiders webs because some webs will break when you are removing them from the wax paper.
  • Make sure the lines you are piping with melted chocolate are THICK because this will make the web sturdier and it won’t break easily.
  • You can get CREATIVE and make different colors of chocolate webs AND you can also toss some sprinkles or white sanding sugar on these chocolate webs to make them sparkly.
  • I made these spiderwebs without a template but you can draw a few spider webs on a sheet of paper and place the wax paper on top of it and then trace over the template with melted chocolate. This might be easier for some people.
  • I used orange colored frosting but purple or black color would be some other good choices too.

Easy Chocolate Spider Web Cupcakes Tutorial

How to pipe spider web on cake and cupcakes?

Once your cake and cupcakes are frosted smoothly, fill a squeeze bottle with melted white chocolate and pipe a spiderweb design on top of the cake. You can use a toothpick to draw out the spider web lines on buttercream first so that you are just tracing over them with melted chocolate.

Well, that’s all for today.

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

Rolo Chocolate Spiders

Rolo Chocolate Monsters

One Eyed Spider Donuts 

You can also check out all my other Halloween recipes from the last few years.

Spider Web Cupcakes- Step By Step Instructions With Pictures

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Chocolate Spider Web Cupcakes

Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings
Author: CakeWhiz

Learn to make quick and easy spider web cupcakes for Halloween parties. You just need melted chocolate for these simple chocolate spiderwebs. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt white chocolate and pour it in a squeeze bottle.

  2. Line a cookie tray with wax paper and draw an “x” with your squeeze bottle.
  3. Then, make a “plus” sign.
  4. Now, connect the lines to create a spider web design. It's best to start on the inside and work your way outside. Also, make sure the lines you are drawing are thick coz if not, the web will not be strong.

  5. Place this tray in the freezer for 5 minutes or until the webs harden. 

  6. Gently, use a spatula to remove the spider webs from the wax paper.
  7. To make the chocolate spiders, melt dark chocolate and pour it into a squeeze bottle.

  8. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
  9. Pour a small blob of chocolate on the wax paper (about 1 inch diameter). This will be the body of the spider.

  10. Before this blob hardens, attach some chocolate sprinkles to the sides or pipe them out with chocolate. These will be the legs of your spider.

  11. Also, toss some sprinkles on top of the chocolate spider.

  12. Place this tray in the freezer for 5 minutes and then gently, peel the spiders away from the wax paper. 

  13. Use a spatula to roughly frost your cupcakes.

  14. Stick the chocolate web into the center of the cupcake and use a bit of melted chocolate to attach the spider to the web or you can just place it on the cupcake too. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

35 Comments

  1. 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 🙂

  2. Karen

    October 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I love the spiderwebs, do you think they would be fine made a week in advance?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      October 20, 2017 at 12:45 am

      Absolutely. Just keep them on a sheet of wax paper, away from heat.

  3. Marian Johnson

    October 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I will attempt to make the Black Velvet Spider Cake for the Come Unity Cafe in Jackson, TN to be served on Tues Oct. 31 at Lunch. Wish me luck!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      October 23, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Black velvet sounds wonderful! I am sure it will turn out wonderful!

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