These spun sugar spider web cupcakes make a fun Halloween treat and even come with a party favor. Let’s get started with this easy Halloween dessert.
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We’re no stranger to Halloween crafts and food here on Ruffles and Rain Boots. Heck, we’ve shared our fair share of Halloween cupcakes like these Frankenstein cupcakes and these adorable ghost cupcakes.
But friends, these spun sugar spider cupcakes are wow-worthy treats! Just look at them – and the kids get a toy, so really it’s a win-win.
How to Make Spun Sugar (It’s a Lot of Fun)
So about the sugar… There are a couple of ways to make it but I’m sharing the safe way. Although these look fun for the kids to do, I don’t actually recommend getting the kids in the kitchen for this recipe.
Spun sugar is hot and it can burn you. But preparing your parchment ahead of time and using a whisk means that you’ll likely NOT burn yourself. So, yay for that. 😉
What You’ll Need for Spun Sugar Spider Web Cupcakes
There are a few things you’ll need to prep before we get started. The sugar cools quickly so you’ll need to work quickly to create these oh-so-amazing sugar spun spider web cupcakes.
When working with sugar, you should have a candy thermometer. You can try and guess at the ‘stages of sugar,’ but if you want to only do this once, get one. If you have Amazon prime, it can be to you tomorrow!
I have this candy thermometer and it’s only my second so I can’t tell you it’s the “best,” but I can tell you it works.
You’ll also need a whisk to avoid sticking your hands anywhere near hot sugar. Important, yes? Yes.
Parchment Paper on a Baking Sheet
Before you start, lay down some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. You will be building the spun sugar spider webs on this and because you need to work quickly, prep it ahead of time.
Plastic Spiders or Spider Rings
Plastic spiders are EVERYWHERE during the spooky Halloween season, but we also found spider rings on Amazon. Grab a pack of spider rings and you’ll be able to use these Halloween cupcakes as party favors, too!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 221 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 60mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 46g Protein: 1g
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Step-by-Step Guide to Working with Spun Sugar
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