Hello dear Edible Crafts readers! It’s been three months since I left you, but I promise I think about you everyday. I’m still blogging away over at the decorated cookie, but I truly miss my days of mining the internet for all of your crazy, clever edible crafts.
I’m back for a visit today to share with you an easy treat for Halloween and more ideas for creepy, crawly, spider sweets, snacks and crafts (coming tomorrow). I made a similar version before, on a stick. (You may remember my affinity for stuff on sticks.) But this one is a bit more accurate eye-wise, skips a step by using licorice for the legs, and is great for scattering about the dessert table at a Halloween party or resting on cakes and cupcakes. It’s kind of a big deal that I choose “spiders” as my theme. You see, I’ve a terrible, horrible phobia of spiders. This is not a new thing. I’ve been afflicted since childhood. I’m the one that runs screaming and scratches all over just at the sight of a spider (even a photograph). The freak-out factor is strong enough I don’t even worry about embarrassment. I shudder just thinking of those eight legs. So I expect you are proud of me that I’m tackling the subject here? And no, it didn’t work to rid me of the fear. It’s still there. Lurking. Like spiders everywhere.
How to make Oreo Cakester spiders
you will need:*
black licorice lace
light corn syrup
*Find black licorice lace in candy stores or online. Find candy eyes in the craft store or online. Instead of light corn syrup, you may also use icing, chocolate, regular syrup, or anything sticky.
For each Cakester spider, snip 8 pieces of licorice. The longer the licorice, the creepier the spider; the shorter the licorice, the cuter. Seriously. Try it. Using dabs of light corn syrup, adhere 8 eyes to the top of each Cakester. That’s it!
Check back tomorrow for a list of 30 Spider-themed Treats and Crafts.
By Vikram Goyal