The Partiologist: Along Came A Spider...

Along Came A Spider...

I guess it's time.  Time for spiders and webs, chocolate and ice cream, all in one little post.  Although the spiders I have recently seen, both dead and alive aren't that cute, this little spider is. 

Along came a spider...




I think the reason he's smiling is because he made a chocolate web and it's covering ice cream.  And he's also wearing a party hat.  Wouldn't you smile too if you were that spider?
 
It's no trick, you can make this treat!
With my step by step instructions~
Start with black candy melts and 7" balloons. 
Blow up the balloon and tie shut.  Place on cup or bowl and lightly grease with vegetable oil.  VERY lightly.  Fill a squeeze bottle with the melted black candy melts and a #3 decorating tip.  Start by piping black candy lines across the balloon.   Add the web design.  Refrigerate the web (on the cup) for about 10 minutes. 
DO NOT PICK UP THE BALLOON DURING THIS PROCESS!
This is how I know~
It fell over and smashed against me.  I had to eat chocolate off my shirt.
Here's the one I didn't pick up until it was ready!
After the web is set, press gently between the chocolate lines with your finger.  This will release the chocolate from the balloon.  Lift the balloon web from the cup and cut a tiny hole close to the bottom.  Then carefully and slowly, let the air out of the balloon.  I placed it back on the cup to take a photo.  You don't need to do that!  After the balloon is almost deflated, place the web on the counter and remove balloon.
 
Now for that happy little spider~
It starts out like a cake pop - you know the drill, mix and make your cake balls, dip in black candy melts and sprinkle with black sanding sugar.  I put it on a stick like a cake pop, then removed the stick after it was dry.

You don't have to do this, but your spider will feel bad if you don't make him a party hat.
 I used a Wilton flower former and pressed orange fondant to make the top of the hat.  You could also just roll out fondant and shape into a point.  Then I cut a circle out of orange fondant and rolled the edges to make a ruffle.  Placed the little hat on top of the spider with a bit more of candy melts.  Using a No. 1 strip cutter, I cut the black to wrap around the hat.  The No. 2 strip cutter is for his little mouth.  Also cut two small round circles for the sides of his mouth with the tip of a #12 Wilton decorating tip.

This little spider has six legs.
Cut out strips of fondant with the N. #2 strip cutter.
Crisscross the strips in a flower former, press together in the middle and let dry overnight or longer.  After they are dry, place them on the serving plate ready to add the spider cake ball.
 
Add a few sprinkles to a big scoop of ice cream and place on another serving plate and gently place the web over the ice cream~
 Now the web is ready for the spider~
And he couldn't be happier! 
 
Too Cute to Spook!
 

 

24 comments :

  1. Adorable!!Fun!! Cleaver!!! Cute!! Your creativity always makes me smile! I love everything about this Kim!

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    1. Thank you Lisa - you should have seen me covered in chocolate!! :)

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  2. This is one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen! I just love it and hope to be able to make a few webs myself!

    Annette

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  3. Kim this is such a CUTE idea!! You could even make a little chocolate spider and "glue" him onto the web. :) Love it..thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Christine! I actually thought about adding a spider to the web, maybe an m & m? That's probably all it would hold without breaking!

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  4. Probably one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Your creativity never stops amazing me. It is just the start of the Halloween Season. I CAN'T WAIT to see what you have in store for us. from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. I hope you enjoy the rest of my creations!! Thanks!

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  5. The web turned out awesome, I'd love to try that. What a fun dessert to serve to guests!

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    1. One thing nice is that you can make the webs up ahead of time and scoop out the ice cream and serve! :) Thanks!

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  6. Brilliant, cute, and so much fun. The chocolate spider web is so cool and it just wouldn't be the same without a spider and your's is just too adorable.

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    1. Aww, Beth - you're too sweet - thanks for liking my little spider!

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  7. That is the most creative spider web that I've ever seen! Great tutorial, too :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment about my tutorial, I always seem to forget to take a few photos!!

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  8. a spider with a party hat and a chocolate web?! now THAT is the kind of bug i would want in my house :>D

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    1. I agree, the one and only kind of bug I'd want in my house! :)

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  9. Just added this to PINTEREST. Love it. Hope you get a ton of new followers.

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  10. So cute! You make it look so easy but I'm sure if I tried this I would be eating chocolate off of more than just my shirt!!! You are so talented! They are so fun!

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    1. You are so funny - it did get a little messy when it tipped over!

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  11. Such a cute idea, Kim! The web looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much Tricia - happy to have you at my "web" site!

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