12 unfrosted cupcakes
For spider cupcakes: Frost 4 cupcakes with a thin layer of chocolate frosting. Cut each licorice strip into 3 pieces. Poke 6 holes around the sides of each cupcake with a skewer. Insert 1 licorice piece into each hole for the spider legs. Place 2 candy-coated milk chocolate pieces as eyes and one for the nose. Add drops of icing to the eyes to make pupils.