Thursday, October 20, 2011

Harry the Spider


Meet Harry the Spider...


He was inspired by the cute spider on top of this cake. I love how he turned out!
I used a Wilton #233 decorating tip, which does not require a steady hand or a high degree of accuracy. This tip is intended for making grass, but makes excellent hair or fur.

I made the legs with green candy melts.
I made the eyes with some leftover chocolate Easter eggs (don't judge me!)
that I dipped in white chocolate and topped with orange M&M's.

(He reminds me of a Fry Guy. Does anyone else remember them?)


Harry has a little secret.
He isn't made of cake.
He is a giant Rice Krispie treat! A chocolate one, at that.


I recently found this recipe for making Spider Krispie treats.
I can't believe it had never occurred to me to make Rice Krispies treats with Cocoa Krispies. What a brilliant idea! I'm a chocolate lover, so I had to try it out.

To make Harry, I pressed the warm cereal & marshmallow mixture into a bowl.
When it was cool and set, I popped it out and used a knife to make the shape more round.
Then I covered him with purple buttercream frosting.


 It may not look pretty, but it sure tastes good!

Enjoy!

26 comments:

  1. So clever! Curious how long it took to pipe the furry icing...I think my hand would cramp up and wither away before I was half-done. :)

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  2. LOL, he is like a fry guy. :-) That is gorgeous. Love the frosting work. I am a new follower from Catch a Glimpse. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  3. cute :) everyone should love this spider come over and see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. That is the cutest spider ever! I love his eyes...I think we still have some leftover Easter candy too:) Stopping by from TT&J.

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  5. This is so darn adorable. I would love to feature this on my COM-FB page, but i am now seeing CraftOmaniac under your links. ;( winks, jen

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  6. so cute! I am loving your blog already!

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  7. Harry looks awesome! Almost too awesome to cut open and eat! *Almost*

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  8. Hi Robin! What a cute idea!! This is something that I will definitely have to try!! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

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  9. You are amazing! He is so cute and colorful ~ and quite a surprise inside.

    xo
    Pat

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  10. How cute is he! Love it. Such a fun idea. I do cakes as well so I appreciate how much work and creativity goes into these creations ;-)
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    Erin ~ The Lemonista

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  11. Awesome spider cake! Love the shout out to the Fry Guy! So happy to have you a part of the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  12. what food coloring did you use for the purple? its so vibrant!

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  13. Such a cute spider. I love that it's purple, my favorite color. Thanks for linking up at Hungry Happenings.

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  14. Harry is adorable! I would so eat him! :D I love me some Coco Krispies! They turn the milk chocolate! Have you ever tried Fruity Pebbles for making Krispie treats? Yum Mee! And they are so pretty! Many years ago I saw an ad in a magazine where they made krispie treats using Christmas Fruity Pebbles which were red & green but my grocery store didn't have the Christmas ones so I got the regular Fruity Pebbles & I loved them! Took em to work & they were inhaled!

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