Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, Ward, Andrew, Dion and I celebrated on Saturday. We dressed as the characters from Stranger Things to celebrate Halloween and I decided to bake some Halloween inspired cupcakes!
Now, we know that I always try to make things from scratch, but I think we can all appreciate how amazing boxed cake mix and frosting is. That’s probably what made these spiderweb cupcakes such a breeze to make and I was thankful for it!
I found two different recipes – as it turns out – and accidentally combined the two recipe ingredients into one list. I didn’t realize this until I had already taken my photos so please disregard the maple syrup and pumpkin pie filling because I went with the Itsy Bitsy Spiderweb Cupcake Recipe instead.
I started by making the cake mixture and pouring it into the muffin tins.
I baked them for 17 minutes at 350. While they baked, I made the white chocolate spiderwebs by melting the white chocolate chips and piping them out onto the stencils.
I made a point to strictly follow the stencils at first but towards the end I moved quickly and made circles instead of curved lines.
I put the webs into the fridge to set and moved onto the cupcakes which had cooled by this point.
I put the frosting into a bowl and microwaved it until it became thin enough to pour.
I dipped the tops of the cupcakes into the frosting and let the excess drip off.
I took the webs out of the fridge and started to assemble the cupcakes. I was super impressed with how the webs came out.
I added the plastic spiders and voila!
I’ve always been the person who sets out on an art project and has it turn out less than perfectly so I was so, so pleased to see how these turned out!
I hope everyone has a safe & happy Halloween!