Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Cute Spider Cupcakes

I had to share these Incy Wincy Spider treats with you. Minnie (3yrs) is happier with 'silly' rather than 'scary' spiders at the moment, so I tried to make these arachnids look as friendly as possible!


To make our Incy Wincy cupcakes we used:

8oz Margarine (or soft butter)
8oz Self-raising flour
4 Eggs
8oz Caster Sugar

For the Frosting & Topping:
7oz icing sugar/confectioners sugar
1oz cocoa powder
5oz unsalted soft butter
1 tbsp of milk
A couple of drops of vanilla essence
Chocolate vermicelli
Orange chocolate flavoured buttons
Tube of black writing icing (Sainsbury's do a great range of coloured writing icing)
One bag of Jelly Snakes from The Natural Confectionery Company

Method:

We mixed the flour, margarine, eggs & sugar together in a large mixing bowl & then spooned the mixture into cupcake cases, popped them in the oven (180c) for 15-20mis until golden, & then left to cool.

Whilst the cupcakes were cooling we made up our chocolate frosting. Here's where the real messy fun began!!

We beat the butter until soft, then added the icing sugar, cocoa powder, milk & vanilla, & mixed until smooth & combined. (If the mixture is too thick just add a teaspoon or two of milk.)
Then we simply spread over each cupcake & added two orange buttons for the eyes


For the legs I cut eight jelly snakes in half & added four (halves) to each side of the cupcake. (These are the kinda sweet treats I love, not only do they taste extremely yummy, but they contain no artificial colours or flavourings, & use only natural fruit flavours.)


To complete our friendly furry spiders we sprinkled (& in Minnie's case poured!) the chocolate vermicelli over the cupcakes, then finished off the centres of the eyes using the black icing tubes.


These treats have proved very popular with children of all ages, & are great to make, eat, & sing about together.

Just keep an eye on them though to make sure they don't escape, those legs move fast!! ;-)




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8 comments:

  1. Brilliant I'm always looking for Halloween party ideas and also ones that could be used at a church playgroup with nursery rhymes - Incy Wincy Cupcakes will make a great craft next term thank you

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  2. Catherine, these are the CUTEST spider cupcakes EVER!!!!! And I don't like spiders much and yet I still wnat to make some! Clever you!

    Thanks, as always, for linking to Kids Get Crafty!!

    Maggy

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  3. Cute idea! I have a bake sale coming up at work and may need to try these out.

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  4. These are adorable! What a clever and cute idea!

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  5. I love these cupcakes and am going to showcase them this Sunday on The SUnday SHowcase- go grab a button- you deserve it!
    http://www.classifiedmom.com/search/label/The%20Sunday%20Showcase

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  6. These are adorable! Great idea. :) I'd love for you to link it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-craft-challenge-5-kids-craft-or.html

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  7. These look great - i was going to make them but glad I didn't as they wouldn't have been a patch on yours!

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  8. These look very sweet, great idea x

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