Get the recipe at Paris Pastry, who writes:
Today I baked one of my favorite Halloween treats: Spider Cupcakes. Yes these are so cute, they can even put a smile on my face when I have a sore throat like today. They are quit easy to make. All you have to have is black liquorice, chocolate sprinkles and red mini m&m's. You can use any cupcake-flavor you want but it looks especially nice when you make red velvet cupcakes (didn't have any red food coloring left, so I made vanilla cupcakes). I love my little araignées (French for spiders).