As usual my cupcakes were made with kids help so they're a little thrown together! It does make it fun though.
Here's a couple of finished spider cupcakes. We made a batch of them for a bake sale. I'm sure we'll be making them again for Halloween.
We went with white fondant this time, but orange fondant or candy melting wafers would work really well for Halloween.
Take a good look at the spider anatomy if you want to get it right.
Spiders have eight legs (we make those from four pieces of rolled fondant.) The legs come out of the front body segment (called the cephalothorax) and then there's an elongated back section of the body (called the abdomen.)
You can arrange the legs as shown to get a pretty realistic spider shape.
Yeah yuck. The things I do for my kids!