Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spider Cupcakes

We made spider cupcakes today!  I think they turned out pretty well!  The original plan was to use gumdrops for the spiders, but I couldn't find any of the larger gumdrops at the store, so we decided to try something new.  We used homemade tootsie rolls for the whole spider.  It was a great 'kid friendly' activity.  I baked up a plain old cake mix from the store, used our favorite frosting recipe (cream cheese frosting, yum!), hot fudge sauce for the spider webs, and the homemade tootsie rolls to mold the spiders!  I will give you the tootsie roll recipe in case any of you want to give it a try!
Tootsie Rolls
 5 Tbsp butter, melted
4 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients together and knead until everything is fully incorporated.  This should keep the kiddos occupied for awhile.  Then, roll into desired shapes!  Enjoy!!!