Creepy Cupcake Crawlers

Creepy Cupcake Crawlers

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Wilton Industries

Additional Information



  • Standard muffin pan
  • Halloween cupcake liners
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooling grid
  • Decorating tips: 2, 3, 16
  • Spooky Ghost standard baking cups
  • Round cookie cut-outs
  • Rolling pin
  • Decorating bags
  • Toothpick
  • Paring knife
  • Icing colors: leaf green, lemon yellow, black
  • Favorite cupcake recipe
  • Favorite roll-out cookie dough
  • Buttercream icing
  • Cornstarch


  1. Bake cupcakes following favorite recipe. Let cool.
  2. Tint cookie dough green. Roll dough out and cut head for each cupcake using medium round cut-out. Roll remaining dough into 1/2" diameter rope.
  3. Cut rope into 4" lengths and position on cookie sheet to form legs following pattern shape. Make 8 legs for each cupcake. Note: Reverse the pattern to create left legs.
  4. Place round cookies on cookie sheet along with legs. Bake in oven following roll-out dough package directions; let cool.
  5. To create green buttercream icing shown, combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors. On cupcake top, use piping tip 16 pull-out star to make body. On head, use pipe tip 3 ball for eyes, use tip 2 dot for pupils and nose. Outline mouth with tip 2.
  6. Position head on front of cupcake; insert legs.