Crawly spider cupcakes

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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Crawly spider cupcakes
  • 340 gram packet buttercake mix
  • green food colouring
  • red wonka oompas
  • jaffas
  • black licorice straps
  • black glossy decorating gel
Butter cream
  • 125 gram butter
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • 2 tablespoon milk


Crawly spider cupcakes
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate; line 12-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper patty cases. Make cake according to directions on packet, pour ¼ cup of mixture into each hole; bake at 180°C/355°F for about 20 minutes. Stand cakes in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.
  • 2
    Next make butter cream. Beat butter until white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smooth.
  • 3
    Tint butter cream with green colouring; spread over patty cakes. Position Oompas on cakes for bodies; position Jaffas for heads.
  • 4
    Cut licorice into thin strips, cut eight 3cm pieces from licorice strips; position for legs. Using black decorating gel, dot eyes on heads and draw lines on backs of spiders.

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