Make them yourself Halloween treats

October 30, 2007|By KACEY KEITH / Pulse Correspondent

These spider cupcakes were really fun to eat but more fun to make. In my Family and Consumer Science class, we baked the cupcakes one day and decorated them another. The cooking and baking were easy. The only issue was that one member of my kitchen group set the oven temperature too high. But even then, the cupcakes were still soft and fluffy on the inside.

When we decorated them in class, everyone exploded with creativity. Some kids put on extra legs, extra eyes, extra teeth, etc. Some kids really went wild with it.

All around it was great fun, and the cupcakes were cute and sweet.

Spider Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 can chocolate icing
1 package black licorice
1 package button icing candies
1 package sliced almonds
Cooking spray

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to box directions. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Bake as directed on cake mix box (approximately 20 minutes). Turn cupcakes out of muffin tins and let cool.


Ice cupcakes with chocolate icing. Stick licorice sticks into base of cupcake to resemble spider legs. Place eyes on top of head. Place slivered almonds into edge of cupcake to resemble fangs.

- Recipe by Zelena Martin

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