Baby Spider Cupcakes

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Baby Spider Cupcakes


  • 18 ounces chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting
  • 20 drops yellow food coloring
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 1 decorating gel (large tube black cake, with small decorating tip)
  • 24 gumdrops (large black)
  • 24 gumdrops (small black)
  • chow mein noodles


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. 2Beat cake mix, Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, water and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed, scraping sides occasionally, 2 minutes. Evenly pour into prepared pans.
  3. 3Bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans and cool completely.
  4. 4Reserve 1 tablespoon vanilla frosting. Mix food coloring into remaining frosting; frost cupcakes.
  5. 5Draw 3 circles on each cupcake with black gel. Pull through 6 to 7 lines from center of each cupcake to the edge with toothpick forming a web. Insert 8 noodles for legs into large gum drops, then attach small gum drops to large gum drops with noodle for head. Use reserved vanilla frosting to draw eyes with toothpick. Arrange spiders on cupcakes.
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