I have to agree with the first poster the cupcakes themselves are good - moist and with great flavor. The icing (of which I only made the white and not the black since I couldn't find meringue powder) was a lot of work for something that was really only a 2 in taste. I would make the cupcakes again but would also use a different frosting recipe. My daughter wouldn't even eat the frosting. The spider web design was simple to make and a came out cute.
Chocolate Spider Cupcakes
erobbins4 Posted: 10/12/11
jmeleeS Posted: 10/10/11
I just made these cupcakes this weekend, and they are adorable! I would have given them higher stars for just the cupcake itself. I made exactly as instructed (except I had bittersweet chocolate chips on hand in lieu of the baker's bar) and they were amazing. Nice and fluffy and very chocolately. I did not care for the icing at all though; it was pretty labor intensive and it was very boring flavor (with an odd aftertaste) and I used the bourbon too! A black icing gel tube for the spider web design was perfect; don't bother with the zippy bag for the amount of work it takes and the small amount of icing you need for the decorations. On 6 of the cupcakes I used the gel and the other 6 I put spider rings in the middle. Together the cupcakes are adorable and I would definitely make again, just using a different icing (if I can't find one I like from C.L. - powdered sugar is not the answer to good icing). Use your favorite icing recipe and enjoy these at your next Halloween event!
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BakeMe13 Posted: 10/29/11
Is there something off with the icing recipe here? Does some of the powdered sugar need to go in the white icing? Mine came out very thin with the butter not well integrated . . . It also seems like 1 teaspoon meringue powder (I used Just Whites - not equivalent?), 1 tablespoon water, and a full cup of powdered sugar makes just a dry mess, not a thick and smooth icing to add the black food coloring too and pipe through a plastic bag. Where did I go wrong?
Skittles Posted: 10/25/12
Agreed! Good cupcakes, BAD icing! Seems nonsensical!! Especially for childrens' cupcakes! (Why doesn't someone edit out the other two comments saying nothing about the recipe? Especially the one try to solicit?)