Daddy Longlegs Cupcakes

"Taken from Family Fun. What a cute idea for Halloween!"
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  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 12 ounces chocolate frosting (canned)
  • 12 cup chocolate sprinkles (jimmies)
  • 24 pieces bassetts liquorice allsorts, will be used for eyes, so look for ones that when cut have a center
  • 8 ounces black licorice (the thin "string" kind)


  • Frost the cupcakes with chocolate icing and cover with sprinkles.
  • Press the eyes into place.
  • Use scissors to cut eight 4-inch pieces of licorice for the legs (for each spider).
  • Holding all of the legs together in a bunch, bend them in half and crease.
  • Push the end of each leg into the cupcake to resemble spider legs.

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  1. KevinGBender
    So cute!
  2. anniesnomsblog
    Loved these so much fun! The title says Daddy Longlegs and in the instructions it says to cut 8 legs for each spider... so I went with spiders legs and cut 8 for each of my cupcakes. Fun and easy to make and they look GREAT!


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