I wanted to make a cute spider. Mind you, I do not like spiders, so all the more reason to personify one by giving it a sweet face and friendly smile:) The day I made this cake there was an article in the newspaper that mentioned tarantulas...how timely is that? The article stated that tarantulas are harmless and in the warm days of autumn head from the hills seeking mates. I also researched a bit online and found out that the life span of a tarantula is 25-40 years! Who knew?!?
I opted for a green and purple checkerboard, though wish I had added more gel coloring so that the colors had turned out deeper shades of purple and green. Still, I like it.
Mmmm, I wish I had noticed that I hadn't wiped up the cake stand.
After I took the initial photos I decided I wanted a female spider, so piped on a little bow with a flower sprinkle. Even though part of her face is missing, isn't she cute?
This spider is very easy to make and would add some non-spooky sweetness to any Halloween cake.
You may want to purchase your own checkerboard pan set and have some fun! I used it to make a candy corn cheesecake last year. Without the pan, different colored (or swirled) cake layers could be baked.
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