Cupcakes are always a favourite in our house. Every party will feature a cupcake or few! This time we decided to make some spooky spiderweb cupcakes to go with our Halloween theme for the month. We also wanted an excuse to make spun sugar because it’s so much fun!!

So here are our Spiderweb Cupcakes that look just like a web in the morning dew.

Halloween Spiderweb Cupcakes by The World And Kids

What You Will Need:
  1. Cupcake mix – we used Green’s® Classic Vanilla Cupcake mix that makes 12 cupcakes.
  2. 2 eggs for cupcake mix
  3. 3 tablespoons of softened butter for cupcake mix
  4. 1/2 cup milk for cupcake mix
  5. 3 tablespoons of softened butter for icing mix
  6. 250grams caster sugar for spun sugar
  7. 1/4 cup of glucose syrup for spun sugar
  8. 1 tablespoon of water for spun sugar
  9. 1/2 cup milk chocolate buds for spiders
  10. Red writing icing for spiders

Spiderweb Cupcakes Ingridients

  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Line 12 hole cupcake tray with patty pans
  3. Mix cupcake mix, eggs, butter and milk in a mixer until well combined.
  4. Divide between patty pans
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  6. Lay 1m of baking paper on a bench. *Tip – wipe the bench with a damp cloth before laying out the baking paper. The wet will help the baking paper to stay in place.
  7. Prepare a set of forks back to back to spin the sugar. *Tip – use a rubber band to secure the forks together.
  8. Beware – Sugar is VERY hot. Combine caster sugar, glucose and water in a saucepan over a medium heat
  9. Continue to stir for 5-6 minutes or until the sugar turns light brown
  10. Place the saucepan in an iced water bath to stop the cooking process
  11. Dip the forks in the sugar and then flick the sugar over the baking paper at a fast paceSpun Sugar
  12. Once you have a good pile of spun sugar, carefully make 12 nests ready for the top of the cupcakesSpun sugar nests
  13. Combine the icing mix and butter to make the cupcake icing
  14. Ice the cupcakes once they are cool
  15. Place the spun sugar nests on top of the cupcakes
  16. Melt the chocolate buds in the microwave for 1 minute
  17. Place melted chocolate in a ziplock bag and snip a small hole in the bottom cornerMelted chocolate for piping
  18. Pipe chocolate spiders onto baking paper and allow to coolChocolate Spiders
  19. Use a small amount of icing to stick the spiders to the web
  20. Pipe a red line on the back of the spiders using the writing icing

Watch this video to see the process:

If you’re looking for some more great ideas and tips for baking tasty treats this Halloween season, then be sure to check out Carnival Cruises ‘Cruise Tips’ Blog

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Jen x

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