Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes. Easy to make Halloween cupcake that has an Oreo Cookie spider on top. The perfect creepy Halloween cupcake! If you are looking for Halloween cupcakes the kids will love, make these!
Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes
One of my favorite things about being a mom is having fun with food and the kids. I like to make all holiday special and fun. I like to make tasty treats that fit the holiday all month long, not just on the holiday to celebrate. My favorite thing to make is cupcakes. They are so easy and I can change things up to fit the holiday with minimal changes. I can make them fun, scary, or pretty all depending on the holiday and my mood.
For Halloween, I like to get creepy and spooky. I like to make things that are “gross” and totally have fun with it. I have been doing it for years and the kids always love it.
Looking for an easy Halloween cupcake? These Spide cupcakes are super asy to make. You can make them from scratch or use a boxed cake mix. Use homemade frosting or store bought frosting. They are so easy to change up to your baking skill and time limits. These spider cupcakes have a creepy Oreo Spide on top of a yummy cupcake! The perfect Halloween treat!
Fun Halloween Recipes
- Monster Popcorn BallsGhost Hot Chocolate
- Ghost cupcakes
- White Chocolate Ghost pops
- Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Oreo Pops
- Mummy Cookies
- Monster eyeball Cookies
- Ghost Strawberries
Tips for Making Cupcakes
Fill the cupcake liners appropriately. You do not want to over fill the cupcake liners. Follow the directions for the specific cupcake recipe, if the recipe doesn’t tell you how full stick to the 2/3 full rule. Which is roughly 3 tablespoons of cupcake batter per cupcake liner.
Use the best kitchen tool for filling liners. If you are working with a thick cupcake batter then you want to use a spoon or a cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners. If it is a thin cupcake batter then use a bowl with a spout or a glass measuring cup to pour in the batter.
Follow the recipe. Each cupcake recipe is different. It is important to follow the recipe as directed. all of our cupcake recipes have been tested multiple times to make sure they are perfect.
Bring ingredients to room temperature. Cupcakes will bake best when the ingredients are brought to room temperature before mixing the cupcake batter.
Do not over mix. Over mixing the batter will lead to having tough and flat cupcakes. When making cupcakes you have to be careful that you don’t over mix the batter when you are folding in the flour mixture. If you over-mix your angel food cake batter your cupcakes will turn out flat. You want to mix everything just until mixed, over mixing will cause you to have rough and tough cupcakes. We all know that the best cupcake are light and fluffy.
Bake one tray at a time. Using the center of the oven rack and bake one tray of cupcakes at a time. This will give you the best cupcake results.
How to Store Cupcakes
It is best to store cupcakes in an airtight container on the counter. Cupcakes are best to be enjoyed with in 48 hours of making them. They won’t be bad to eat after 40 hours but they will start to dry out and not be as fresh.
After frosting cupcakes you are ok to store them on the counter for a day or 2 but after that they should be stored in the fridge.
If you are storing them unfrosted you can store them in an airtight container or a plastic bag. If you are storing them with frosting on top I suggest using a cupcake storage container.
How to tell when cupcakes are done baking
I like to use the toothpick test when I am making cupcakes with the kids because it is easier for them to see and learn. But if you have been making cupcakes for a while you may not want to use that method.
If you are wanting an even easier method, the cupcake bounce done method as we call it is even easier. Pull the tray of cupcakes out from the oven and lightly press on a cupcake in the middle of the baking pan. If it bounces right back and no finger print is left behind then your cupcakes are done. If there is a finger print you need to bake them for a few more minutes.
Tips for Decorating Cupcakes
Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. If you frost cupcakes while they are still warm then the frosting will melt.
If you have never decorated cupcakes, be sure to check out these posts to help you. I promise you that it is super easy to have bakery fancy cupcakes made at home in your kitchen!
- How to get a perfect cupcake swirl
- Easy Way to Fill a pastry bag
- How to Swirl multiple Flavors of Frosting
Halloween Spider Cupcakes Ingredients
Vanilla Cupcakes colored green and purple. You can color them all the same color, split the batch, or if you do not want to use food coloring at all you don’t have to. You can use a boxed cake mix or a homemade vanilla cupcakes recipe to make the cupcakes.
Frosting. You can use any white frosting that you want to, and if you want to skip making frosting you can use store bought frosting. Vanilla buttercream, marshmallow buttercream, or almond buttercream are best for coloring frosting. You will need 2-3 cups of frosting depending on how big you make the frosting swirl. If you are using a homemade recipe I would make a full batch plus another half batch of the frosting. You can color the frosting if you want to or you can make a frosting that is already colored like blackberry frosting.
Chocolate sandwich cookies. I like using Oreo cookies, but you can also use the double stuffed Oreo Cookies.
Small candy eyeballs. I like using these from amazon but you can also find them at craft stores.
How to Make Spider Cupcakes
Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
If you are making homemade frosting make that while you are letting the cupcakes cool.
Leave out 1 cup of frosting if you are making homemade and color it black, leaving the rest of it white.
Pipe a circle around the top of the cupcake with the frosting.
Place an Oreo on top, in the center of the frosting.
Pipe 8 “spider legs” on each cupcake with the black icing.
Using a small piping bag add a spot of frosting on the back of each candy eyeball and add it to the top of the Oreo Cookie.
Halloween Activities for Kids
If you are having a Halloween party for the kids, then you are going to want some fun activities too! Check out some of our favorites!
- Yarn Mummy
- Glow in the Dark Slime
- Falling Leaves Handprint Towel Craft
- Pumpkin Handprint towel
- Ghost Handprint towel
- Frakenstein Footprint Canvas
- Halloween Slime
- 24 Vanilla Cupcakes colored green and purple
- 2 cups white Frosting
- 24 Chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1 cup Black icing
- 48 Small candy eyeballs
- Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
- If you are making homemade frosting make that while you are letting the cupcakes cool.
- Leave out 1 cup of frosting if you are making homemade and color it black, leaving the rest of it white.
- Pipe a circle around the top of the cupcake with the frosting.
- Place an Oreo on top, in the center of the frosting.
- Pipe 8 “spider legs” on each cupcake with the black icing.
- Using a small piping bag add a spot of frosting on the back of each candy eyeball and add it to the top of the Oreo Cookie.