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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Follow The Spiders - Easy Halloween Cakes

Hey everyone, it's Ranon, back again with another chocolatey recipe! This time it's spiders, which wouldn't be out of place on a table next to the Chocolate Frogs!

If you need a super quick fun cake idea for a halloween party, then these spiders are your guys!

These look really great scattered over a halloween party table, coming from a platter holding even more of them - escaping spiders!

They start out as plain cupcakes.

Plain cake recipe here.
Vegan cake recipe here.
Gluten Free cake recipe here.

For decorating you will need:
  • Liquorice sticks
  • Beanie type candy
  • Chocolate buttercream frosting
  • Icing (for the eye detail)

Plain cakes, fresh from the oven! You will need to let them cool before decorating.

I couldn't find any liquorice sticks, so I cut up some twists lengthways. They worked just as well!

Add little dots of icing to the beanie candies to make the eyes.

Smother the cakes in frosting, this doesn't need to be neat and perfect. I used a ready made frosting as I was being reaaaally lazy, but you should make proper buttercream frosting because it tastes better!

Buttercream here.
Vegan Buttercream here.

Stick the liquorice legs in to the sides, and the eyes to the front. Voila!


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  1. Awesome idea indeed! I so will be making these whenever I can have a Halloween party!