Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spider Cake

Here is a fun and easy way to wow your friends and family.  Have you ever heard of a cake ball.  Well it is so simple to create you will wish that you tried it sooner.  Bake a 9 X 13 in. cake (any flavor – I made America’s Test Kitchen’s Basic Vanilla Cake recipe), let it cool and then crumble it into pieces – make sure you are doing this in a big bowl.  Now mix in a 16 oz. container of frosting (again any flavor you like) or you can use your favorite homemade frosting (I was lazy and used premade Vanilla).  Line a 2 quart bowl with plastic and press the cake mixture into it.  Cover with more plastic and chill for at least 2 hours.  I let mine sit in the fridge overnight which made it very firm and easy to work with. 

With my cake ball I wanted to make a Spider Cake, so I searched the internet and found this one

And here is my finished piece. 

 

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I used Life Savers for the eyes instead of chocolate which made my kitchen smell like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie. 

 

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We took our hairy spider cake to a Cub Scout bonfire (Declan is a Tiger Cub) and it was a huge hit.  At first nobody wanted to cut it up but we convinced them to eat it.  I heard many people talking about how delicious it was.  So not only was it cool to look at but it was delicious tasting.

There you have it.  Try it and see what everyone thinks – I bet they will be impressed. 

1 comment:

Pamela Reilly said...

Good to see you blogging again!! I loved the story about Ritz Cracker Pie. I too think of your Nana, my Mom. I also think it tastes fantastic, just like apple pie.

Loved your spider cake. Are the legs formed from the cake/frosting mixture?

Enjoyed your pics of Declan. Such a cutie!!