Okay, so it’s my turn to throw down in this Creepy Cake N Bake challenge!
Originally I was just going to make some spiders. Spiders are creepy, right? I had no idea HOW I was going to execute said spiders, so I got some supplies…A LOT of supplies…
I made up rice krispie balls…
…thinking I could cover them in chocolate for spider bodies…
When that didn’t work so well, I decided to cover them in icing and roll them in coconut I’d dyed black.
I added licorice legs, but while it looked kind of cool…
…it was a MESS to work with, and I didn’t really want to make 2345643 more of them.
Feeling uninspired, and following a throw down from Brenna (of the red velvet cake heart that is so anatomically correct I suspect she made a trip to an OR), I started over. I didn’t want to abandon my spiders, so I decided to make a NEST out of spun sugar. Basically, I wanted to make white cotton candy from scratch.
The only problem? I don’t own a cotton candy maker.
BUT THANK GOD FOR YOUTUBE TUTORIALS. AND NEWSPAPER.
And then I made some chocolate spiders…
And then, after baking up a sheet cake base, I constructed my nest and put the chocolate spiders in it!
And that’s all I’ve got!
Be sure to leave a comment below so I get points for risking my life with boiling sugar.
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Trophies will be awarded on Halloween for the top creeptastic creations. Winners will be chosen by our special Celebrity Judge, Adam Rex, author of such deliciously creepy creations such as FAT VAMPIRE, FRANKENSTEIN TAKES THE CAKE, FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, and PSSST!
Check the list of contestants and their post dates so you don’t miss any of the fun:
Mon Oct. 3 – Saundra Mitchell
Wed Oct 5 – Stacey Jay
Friday Oct 7 – Erin Dionne
Saturday Oct 8 – Sydney Salter
Mon Oct 10 – Brenna Yovanoff
Wed Oct 12 – Tara Hudson
Friday Oct 14 – Karen Healey
Saturday Oct 15 – Robin Bridges
Mon Oct 17 – Michelle Zink
Wed Oct 19 – Julia Karr
Friday Oct 21 – Victoria Schwab
Saturday Oct 22 – C.Lee McKenzie
Sunday Oct 23 – E. Kristin Anderson
Mon Oct 24 – Natalie Zaman
Wed Oct 26 – Stephanie Burgis
Friday Oct 28 – Dawn Metcalf