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~
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~
You don't have to do this, but your spider will feel bad if you don't make him a party hat.
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!