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Covering Lots of Ground Spider Cake

This kooky creature covers lots of ground—at Halloween parties, birthday celebrations and more. Combine Soccer Ball and Mini Ball Pans to create the body and head; add licorice legs connected with gum drops and this slinky creature comes to life. Watch our online video.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Cut double-thick cake boards to fit body and head cakes. Wrap both boards and craft block with foil.

Step 2

Lightly ice soccer ball body cake smooth with spatula; divide in half, marking center of cake with toothpick.

Step 3

Starting from center, mark seven 1 in. divisions for stripes, leaving any excess width on ends. Cover stripe areas with tip 16 pull-out stars.

Step 4

For head, generously ice mini ball with spatula and attach to body; cover with tip 16 pull-out stars.

Step 5

Position gumball eyes and attach candy-coated chocolate pupils with tip 16 dots of icing.

Step 6

Roll a 3/4 in. ball of neon orange fondant for nose; position. Attach candy corn mouth with icing.

Step 7

Position cake on foil-covered craft block to raise and support spider´s body.

Step 8

For front and back sets of legs, cut four 2 in. and four 3 1/2 in. licorice sections.

Step 9

For middle sets of legs, cut four 2 1/2 in. and four 3 1/2 in. licorice sections.

Step 10

Tint neon purple fondant black with icing color and roll into eight 3/4 in. balls to be used for joints on legs.

Step 11

For feet, roll eight neon orange fondant pieces into 1 1/2 in. x 1 1/4 in. shapes. Insert joint pieces on ends of short leg sections, then insert long leg sections in joints.

Step 12

Insert feet into end of long leg sections. Insert legs 1 1/4 in. apart in cake.

Note: Combine Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green for green shown.