Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes

Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes

Don't be afraid! This is a fun way to frost and decorate cupcakes that the whole family will enjoy.

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1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick® mix
cup sugar
cup milk or water
tablespoons shortening
tablespoon vanilla
tub Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla or butter cream ready-to-spread frosting
fudge-dipped flat-bottom ice-cream cones
Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack rolls
Shredded whole wheat cereal biscuits, crushed
Assorted candies, such as candy corn, red string licorice and small gumdrops
candy eyes
tub Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
large black gumdrops
Black shoestring licorice, cut into 4-inch pieces
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Place paper baking cup in each of 16 regular-size muffin cups, or grease and flour muffin cups.
  2. Beat Bisquick mix, sugar, milk, shortening, vanilla and egg in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fill muffin cups about half full.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediantly remove from pan; cool completely. Frost and decorate cupcakes as directed below for Scarecrows and Hairy Spiders.

    Scarecrows: Frost 8 cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Decorate each ice-cream cone with bow made with fruit rolls. Place ice-cream cone upside down on each cupcake for hat. Arrange crushed cereal on cupcakes for hair. Use candy corn for nose, red licorice and small gumdrops for mouth and candy eyes for eyes.

    Hairy Spiders: Frost 8 cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Squeeze large black gumdrops, one at a time, through garlic press to form hair; arrange on cupcakes. Insert black licorice pieces into cupcakes for legs. Place candy eyes on large black gumdrops for eyes.
Makes 16 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead Tip
Bake ahead and freeze the unfrosted cupcakes for up to 3 months, then frost and decorate when needed. Frozen cupcakes are also easier to frost!
Black string licorice is easier to work with when it’s slightly warm. Soften in the microwave on Medium (50%) for 5 to 10 seconds.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 100 ),
  • Total Fat 11 g
    • (Saturated Fat 7 g,),
  • Cholesterol 15 mg;
  • Sodium 190 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 66 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.