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I don’t usually post on Sundays, today is just a bonus! I am getting super excited for Halloween and today is the first day that I am sharing a Halloween project this year. And…it’s not just one project, it’s several! For starters, here’s a fun Halloween Spider Cupcake and fantastic Spider Web Treat Bags:
They’re cute and simple. Just a simple chocolate cupcake and Tootsie Roll legs.
And… I am so excited today to be participating in the big Spooktacular September over at eighteen25! They do a great series each year with over 60 Halloween projects and today on their blog it is my turn to show off a fun project. Here’s a little peek at my project. Head over to their blog to see full details:
Spider Cupcakes & Spider Web Treat Bags:
- Chocolate cupcakes (Chocolate Cupcake Recipe)
- Chocolate frosting
- Tootsie Rolls
- Candy Eyes (I got mine at Target-craft stores have them as well)
- Spider web cupcakes wrappers (mine are from Michael’s)
- Black treat bags or boxes
- Spider web stickers (see how I made mine below)
Bake your cupcakes and frost them with chocolate frosting. Add candy eyes.
Grab your Tootsie Rolls and unwrap them. Place about 4 at a time on a plate and microwave them for 10 seconds. This will make them easier to work with. Roll them into a long leg and cut each one in half. Bend it and place it on a cookie sheet:
Stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm them on. Then slide them into your cupcakes:
To make the cute treat bags, you will need spider web stickers. I made my own and I will show you how. Otherwise grab some from a craft store. Here’s what I did.
I printed a sheet of black onto a sticker backed paper (from Cricut). Then I cut the webs using my Cricut.
Then ran it through my MINC machine with silver foil:
A little info about the MINC:
- Run any item that is printed on a laser printer through the machine and foil adheres to the areas that were printed.
- You can also purchase pre-printed products in craft stores to use with the MINC machine.
- You can get foil in about 10 different colors (so far-I hear more are coming!)
- psssst-I saw on Amazon that it’s on sale for a great deal right now! Check it out here. (Christmas is coming!)
Once it was foiled I peeled off the sticker back and stuck it on the black bags and boxes:
Seriously LOVE how these turned out! Fun with the MINC and fun for Halloween!
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