Halloween and Christmas are my absolute favourite times to bake. There are so many great ideas where you can really be creative and I love getting creative with my bakes.
That being said, a lot of the ideas have already been done. When I made these spiderweb cupcakes for Halloween, I thought I was being different… until I saw other bloggers had had the same idea. BUT OH WELL. I’m still posting them anyway as I still think they’re fun and easy to make! Plus we all have the same idea a lot anyway!
These cupcakes are perfect for any Halloween parties you are planning or just to get into the Halloween spirit.
P.S., this whole clown craze is freaking me out – I have a huge clown phobia and I’m actually afraid to leave my house at night time. Stupid clowns.
I’m not a huge fan of gore or scary things, I’m probably the biggest wimp you’ll ever meet. Zombies and clowns are two of my actual biggest fears. You won’t catch me watching the Walking Dead or anything like that. So cute Halloween things are much more suited to my tastes, and I think these cupcakes are just that.
The cupcakes themselves are chocolate with a chocolate frosting piped on top. But as Halloween is full of surprises, I made the frosting with Sugar and Crumbs‘ Jaffa Twist icing sugar – meaning that there is an chocolate orange tang to the cake. I think it adds that extra “zing” to the cupcakes and takes you aback a little bit if you’re not expecting it! I love Sugar & Crumbs’ icing sugars because you only need to add a little bit to get a really great flavour and this icing sugar is no different, just 100g gave the frosting a real jaffa-style taste.
The spiderwebs are piped with melted white chocolate. I always pipe chocolate onto wax paper and allow it to set – the chocolate won’t get stuck to the wax paper and comes off easily without breaking. Baking paper will work too, but not as good as wax paper so if you don’t have any, I really suggest investing in some!
If you make these yourself (or if you’ve already made them!), I’d love to see your versions so tweet me @Cakeydreamer or use my Instagram hashtag #cakeydreamerbakes! I can’t wait to see them!
Have a spoOoOoOoOoky Halloween – if you’re looking for more Halloween recipes, why not check out my recipes from last year?
- 200g Butter
- 200g Caster Sugar
- 3 eggs
- 175g Self-Raising Flour
- 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 100g Butter
- 125g Icing Sugar
- 100g Sugar & Crumbs Jaffa Twist Icing Sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 200g white chocolate
- Wax paper
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
- Mix the butter and sugar together until creamy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and stir into the mixture.
- Sieve the flour and cocoa powder and add into the mixture until smooth.
- Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 30 minutes.
- Once your cupcakes are out of the oven and are cooling, you can start on your spiderwebs.
- Melt the 200g white chocolate either in the microwave or in a bowl over a boiling pot of water.
- Pour into a piping bag and quickly design your spiderwebs on wax paper.
- Leave to set on a flat surface for at least 10 minutes before peeling off of the wax paper.
- Mix together the butter and icing sugars in a mixing bowl.
- Add the water to soften the mixture and make it more "fudgey".
- Spoon into a piping bag and pipe onto the cupcakes.
- While the frosting is unset, place the spiderwebs gently on top to decorate.