These chocolate cupcakes, decorated with pumpkins and spiders’ webs, are ideal for enjoying at Halloween.
These cupcakes will keep for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. If you prefer, you could use ready-prepared decorations or make a simple cobweb design using the writing tubes.
The chocolate icing can be made 2-3 days in advance, then warmed in the microwave or in a bowl placed over hot water, to soften again.
To save time, simply melt chocolate and spread over the cakes instead of icing.
Children will have fun helping to decorate these, but with a high sugar and fat content the cakes should only be eaten as a special treat.