Cute Cake Spiders

Celena Janton
  • Yield: servings


Donsuemor Cute Cakes
Powdered sugar
Pretzel sticks
Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Small tube of black icing


  1. Heat a bowl of 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir the chocolate until it’s well mixed and melted.
  2. Snap tips off the pretzels so they’ll poke into cupcakes easily. Coat the pretzels in the chocolate.
  3.  Lay the chocolate covered pretzels on a baking sheet covered in wax paper. Stick them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to quickly dry them.
  4. Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tbsp. water. This is going to be “glue.”
  5. Dab 2 spots of “glue” onto each cupcake where the spiders’ faces will be.
  6. Stick one chocolate chip onto each spot of glue to make the eyes. Stick the pretzel legs into the cupcakes. Everyone knows spiders have 8 legs but 6 legs fit much better around a cupcake. Don’t worry. They’ll be just as cute & just as delicious! Note: Don’t stick the pretzels in too far or the cupcakes will split in the center.
  7.  Draw little mouths on the spiders with the black icing if it suits your fancy.
  8. Eat them up… if you don’t think they’re too adorable for eating!

—Recipe by Celena Janton, The Traveling Sisterhood