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Marshmallow Spiderweb Cupcakes #HalloweenTreatsWeek

These easy marshmallow spiderweb cupcakes can be made with your favorite boxed cake mix. Simply wrap in melted marshmallow and add a candy spider!

Three spiderweb cupcakes on a spiderweb tablecloth.

Halloween means jack-o-lanterns, witches, and spiders!

These chocolate cupcakes, frosted with a swirl of chocolate fudge frosting, are wrapped in strings of marshmallow spiderweb, along with a chocolate spider.

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You can use your favorite cupcake recipe, whether from scratch or from a boxed mix. The same goes for the frosting, though I suggest chocolate, because the marshmallow web really stands out against the dark color.

You'll also need some marshmallows to create the chocolate webbing, and some chocolate candy coating wafers.

A single chocolate cupcake with marshmallow web and a large candy spider.


I used two piping bags for this recipe, one to pipe a swirl of frosting onto each cupcake with a large Ateco open-star tip, and the second to flow the melted chocolate into the silicone spider molds.

You'll need a microwave-safe bowl for microwaving the marshmallows.

Stretching marshmallow web around a cupcake.

Working with melted marshmallow is a MESSY affair. I strongly recommend using food-safe gloves for wrapping the cupcakes with the marshmallow web (I used them, and I still got marshmallow up my arms).


After baking and fully cooling your cupcakes, fit the large open-star tip into a piping bag—no coupler needed. Pipe a swirl of frosting onto each cupcake. Freeze the cupcakes for at least twenty minutes before proceeding.

Piping a swirl of frosting onto a chocolate cupcake.

I recommend freezing the cupcakes because frosting is usually on the softer side, and will fall over when you wrap the warm-ish marshmallow around the cupcake. Cold frosting will hold up better, and will cool down the marshmallow and make it set.

The marshmallows only need a quick zap in the microwave; enough so that they puff up. Pull them out, and stir until you have a smooth white ... blob. Let it cool about 20 seconds or so. Enough so that it won't burn your fingers, but is still pliable enough to stretch into strings.

Three chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow web and candy spiders.

Don't try to make the perfect web. It's supposed to look messy! Just pull the marshmallow a few times between your fingers, then wrap around the cupcake. Don't try to reposition the marshmallow, or you'll spread frosting all over your marshmallow.

Attach the candy spider right away, before the marshmallow sets.

Three marshmallow spiderweb cupcakes.


These marshmallow spiderweb cupcakes are best enjoyed the day they are made—or at least, the day they are decorated. The cupcakes can be baked up to 3 days ahead of time and stored at room temperature if unfrosted, or refrigerated if frosted.

The cupcakes won't necessarily be bad if stored in the refrigerator in their decorated form. The marshmallow tends to congeal a bit and become chewy.

A chocolate-frosted cupcake with marshmallow web and a candy spider.

Marshmallow Spiderweb Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 21 minutes

These easy marshmallow spiderweb cupcakes can be made with your favorite boxed cake mix. Simply wrap in melted marshmallow and add a candy spider!


  • 12 cupcakes (baked and cooled)
  • 2 cups chocolate frosting
  • 12 large marshmallows (plus more as needed)
  • 12 candy spiders


  1. Frost your baked and cooled cupcakes, then place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Place the marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave for 20 seconds, until the marshmallows have puffed up.
  4. Remove from microwave, and stir. Let cool about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove a few cupcakes from the freezer.
  6. Wearing food-safe gloves, pick up a glob of melted marshmallow and pull between your fingers to create strings.
  7. Wrap strings around one of the cupcakes. Attach a candy spider.
  8. Repeat with remaining cupcakes, pulling only two or three from the freezer at a time.


You can make your own candy spiders with chocolate candy melts and a silicone mold.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.

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