Frost cupcakes with a variety of autumn colors and then let the kids top them with candy spiders for a fun Halloween dessert.
If desired, tint vanilla frosting with orange and yellow paste food coloring. Frost cupcakes with white, orange, or yellow frosting.
Push eight 2-inch pieces of string licorice into a gumdrop, forming a spider, and press into the top of each frosted cupcake. Sprinkle the cupcakes with edible glitter.
Store decorated cupcakes in an airtight container up to 24 hours.