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Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes

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Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 16
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Don't be afraid! This is a fun way to frost and decorate cupcakes that the whole family will enjoy.
Updated Aug 28, 2017

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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!
  • tip 2
    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

350 Calories, 11 g Total Fat, 2 g Protein, 66 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
7 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
190 mg
Potassium
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
66 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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