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Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes


Makes 24 cupcakes


Turn innocent cupcakes into scary black spiders with black-tinted frosting, black string licorice, and other assorted candies.


1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix

1 teaspoon MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract

1 container (16 ounces) chocolate frosting

MCCORMICK Black Food Color

Assorted decorations, such as chocolate sprinkles, black string licorice, red candy-coated pieces, and white chocolate chips



1.Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla.

2.Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

3.Tint frosting black with 1/2 teaspoon black food color. Frost cupcakes, mounding frosting in center of cupcake to create a dome shape. Sprinkle cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles. Cut string licorice into 2-inch lengths and use for the spider legs. Attach candy-coated pieces to flat side of chocolate chips with some frosting to use for the eyes.

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