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He Wanted a Spider Cake

Submitted by: rmr1984 on July 12, 2011
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He Wanted a Spider Cake

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Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe spiders? Abhor. Revile. They strike terror into the very core of my being.

“Guess what Mom!? I’m having a spider cake for my birthday!”

Oh yes, he just did.

For this terrifying treat, I used a strawberry cake mix.

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Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe spiders? Abhor. Revile. They strike terror into the very core of my being.

“Guess what Mom!? I’m having a spider cake for my birthday!”

Oh yes, he just did.

For this terrifying treat, I used a strawberry cake mix.

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Not sure why he wanted the innards to be pink?

I baked two 9″ rounds and then stacked and roughly trimmed into a kind of dome shape.

Did I mention that I was sick and bordering on a DaQuil overdose?

That knowledge suddenly makes this impressive, doesn’t it?

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Mix up any random buttercream recipe and color to suit.

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He wanted orange and black. I couldn’t find black and didn’t have time to order from Wilton’s, so I made some nasty green-gray-brown stuff that he totally dug.

For the eyes I used my kitchen scissors and snipped the ends off a large marshmallow.

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Genius. OK, maybe the medicine was making me easy to impress.

Use a bit of frosting on the sheet to anchor black licorice “legs” and viola!

Kids don’t judge.

Rachel blogs at The Henway.

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  1. 7-12
    7:09
    am

    That is one awesome spider cake! What a good mom you are! Sick and all. 🙂
    Granny Trace

    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  2. 7-12
    9:02
    am

    Love it! The things that we will do for our kids!

  3. 7-12
    9:57
    am

    I think the hardest part was holding my breath the entire time so that I wouldnt get germs on the cake…

  4. 7-12
    10:46
    am

    I actually quite like these little creepy crawlies and I love this cake, looks fab!How did it taste? xx

  5. 7-12
    12:03
    pm

    What a good mother your are, Rachel!!! The cake is adorable, and you’ve made memories, sick or not!

    (I’m typing this in a bedroom next door to my grown daughter’s “spider” room…she breeds/grows/sells an assortment of weirdees–tarantulas (some as big as my hand–including fingers 8^O), scorpions and roaches. I cannot allow myself to think about it!) Yes, what we do for our kids.

  6. 7-12
    12:21
    pm

    Anne, it tasted fine as far as I heard… I didn’t eat any.

  7. 7-12
    3:38
    pm

    THAT was pretty awesome!

  8. 7-12
    5:13
    pm

    How cute and very happy he looks.

  9. 7-12
    6:42
    pm

    That was very creative! I bet he’ll remeber that cake for a long time!

  10. 7-12
    11:59
    pm

    Rachel, thats wonderful you did a great work of spider art.

  11. 11-10
    12:37
    pm

    Once I made a cake that looked like a rock, with dirt and worms and grass all around it. I also let them pick their birthday cake and sometimes it shows off their weirdness!

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