1 package chocolate cake mix
1 can of vanilla frosting
1 tube black decorating gel
1. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Let cool.
2. Frost with vanilla frosting.
3. Pipe gel on top of frosting in a spiral pattern starting from the center of the cupcake.
4. Drag the point of a knife across the set of circles starting at the center of the cupcake towards the edge. Repeat this process evenly around the diameter of the cupcake three more times.
Note: You can create a spider for the web by inserting thin black licorice whips into a miniature marshmallow. Place four pieces of licorice on each side of the marshmallow. Cut the licorice down so the legs are proportionate to the body.