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Spider Web Cupcakes

Featuring the classic Halloween colours of purple and green, these Spider Web Cupcakes are sure to thrill your party guests! With freehand piped spider webs sitting on a swirled buttercream base, these vibrantly wicked cupcakes are perfect for dressing up your spooky buffet.

  • Baking
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • 12” Disposable Decorating Bags
  • Food-Safe Scissors
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Non-Stick Parchment Paper
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Halloween Spider Web Baking Cups
  • 12-Cup Standard Muffin Pan
  • Cooling Grid
  • Tip #2A


  • Vibrant Green Candy Melts (1oz. makes 15 to 20 treats)
  • Cupcake Mix or Recipe
  • Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Violet Icing Colour
  • Rose Icing Colour (combine violet with rose for deep violet shown)

Each cupcake serves 1.


Make the candy spider webs

Melt vibrant green Candy Melts in a disposable decorating bag according to package directions. Cut a small point off the disposable decorating bag. Use the melted vibrant green candy to pipe full and half spider webs freehand on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. Full spider webs should be approximately 2.5” in diameter. Chill until set for about 5 to 10 minutes.


Make the cupcakes

Prepare the batter following recipe directions, then bake and cool the cupcakes.


Decorate the cupcakes

Prepare the buttercream icing following recipe directions, then tint it a deep violet colour. Cut a disposable decorating bag and use the violet icing to pipe a swirl on top of the cupcakes with tip #2A. Position the candy spider webs on the cupcakes.