Not sure what your day is going to consist of come the 31st, but mine? Candy, candy, and more candy. Maybe candy corn vodka. Maybe trick-or-treat Halloween candy cupcakes. Maybe none of the above- maybe just handfuls upon handfuls of chocolates & bubble gum & sugar. These cupcakes here are just an early treat!
Oh and pizza. There will most likely be pizza.
See, I’m determined to enjoy this Halloween. Being that it’s my favorite holiday, I am DETERMINED to not let anything ruin it this year. So determined, I made these JUST to snack on in anticipation! Last year my Halloween was ruined when that bitch Sandy blew in here & wrecked everything- knocking out my power for a week. So this year I am sitting on my ass, eating junk with my TV playing all the horror movies I want… but anyway, let me get back to the cakes.
I know, the cake stand rocks…
These cupcakes are just vanilla cakes with vanilla frosting, topped with black “spiderwebs” I made from Wilton Candy Melts. See? You don’t have to go crazy or over the top to make cute Halloween cupcakes!
All you have to do is melt the Candy Melts in a disposable pastry bag (the directions are on the bag). Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Snip off the very bottom, draw a few circles on the paper, then draw lines coming out from the middle. As you draw the lines, drag the circles out a bit to make them look webby. Ta-da! I pop mine into the freezer to set, but they do set on their own when placed in a coolish spot.
Just DON’T make the webs too thin- they’ll break or be too soft to stand up.
You can either stand them up or lay them flat on top of the frosting
Mine aren’t perfect, they’re a little on the messy side. But who cares? A web is a web. Besides, they taste delicious!
I even threw in a couple of little “spiders.” Again, not perfect, but who cares?
Those are some of the tastiest looking spiderwebs I’ve ever seen.
A lot of people out there see things like this on blogs or Pinterest & say “That’s too much work” or “I can’t do that.” I promise you- YOU CAN. This is NOT difficult. I’m frankly a little tired of bloggers posting standards of insane “perfection” that no one can achieve (save for Martha). But anyone can do something like this. You don’t have to be perfect or artistic or a sugar artist. Trust me.
Besides, what’s the fun in baking if you can’t be a little messy & silly?
This isn’t Le Cordon Bleu. It’s blogging, & it’s Halloween. Let’s just have some fun.