Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boris the Spider Cake

In honor of Boris the Spider, I decided to make this cake today, Halloween. I don’t like spiders, but the Boris song (by the WHO) is pretty cool.

The cake itself is pretty easy to make, so is the decorating. I am disappointed that I resorted to using plastic spiders, but I couldn’t find the large gummy spiders I had originally seen at the bake shop. I bought little gummy spiders but they just looked like a little gummy glob of nothing. Now, if I had read Jenn’s left-over queen’s blog before completing this, I could have made my spiders out of prunes like she did. They look really cool – so life-like. Be sure and check out her blog to see for yourself.

Anyway, back to the cake. No recipe really, just a devil’s food cake mix, some Hershey’s fudge frosting or chocolate frosting of your choice. I used the Wilton Cookie Icing Ready to Use frosting in a bottle to create the web.

The spider eggs on top are brownie bites covered in melted chocolate and sprinkled with some black and orange sprinkles. If you have white cotton candy, you can wrap some around the eggs to make it look like a sack. I didn’t, maybe next time. The sides of the cake are just shaved chocolate from a Ghirardelli Bittersweet bar.

Making a holiday like Halloween fun for your family isn’t difficult. It’s fun with a little imagination. I love Halloween. It’s different now with the kids gone, but it doesn’t mean I can’t still have some fun.

Yeah, it’s a big cake for Bob and me, but I think sharing with our next door neighbors kids will be cool.

Happy Halloween everyone. Here's a clip of the Boris the Spider song just for you.

8 comments:

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a masterpiece Teresa! I wish I lived next door! Happy Halloween Hugs!

Happy cook said...

The cake looks so so beautiful, i have been making so much chocolate things that my family has really prhibited me from making anything chocolate for a while :-(

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous Halloween cake! Love it!

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Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Anonymous, I wish I had a link to your blog so that I could check it out. So, you're from Russia? Fantastic. What is your name?

Juliana said...

Oh! The cake is gorgeous...absolutely right for the occasion...

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cute!

Megan said...

I LOVE your cake. I'm a huge fan og The Who. I grew up listing to them all through high school. My favorite back then-Teenage wasteland. Not so funny now that I have a teen. You did a great job on the cake and I love that you included the song.

 

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