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A cupcake topped with a pumpkin and the other a spider Tried & Tested

Halloween spider and pumpkin cupcakes

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Certainly not a trick, these cupcakes are 100% treat. Celebrate halloween in style with these cute cupcakes.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

For the buttercream

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • Sugar paste icing white, black, green, orange

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 160°C (180°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar until pale & fluffy, add the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating until mixed. Gently fold in the flour.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the cases until 2/3 full. Bake in the oven for 25 mins until golden brown or a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    For the buttercream together the butter, icing sugar & vanilla extract until pale and fluffy . Using a palette knife or a piping bag and nozzle, smooth or pipe some frosting onto the top of the cupcakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the spider, roll 8 long sausages of black icing for the legs and place on the cake, then make a ball of black icing for the body and place on top. Make 2 small ball of white icing for the eyes and stick to the body using a dab of water.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar paste icing white, black, green, orange
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the pumpkin, roll a ball of orange icing into a pumpkin shape and use the end of a teaspoon to make ridges then place on top of the cake, make a leaf shape using the green icing and stick to the pumpkin with a dab of water.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar paste icing white, black, green, orange