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!



  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. :)

  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

  3. cute :) everyone should love this spider come over and see what I shared at

  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.

  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

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

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

  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!

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


  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 ;-)
    I'm visiting from the project queen.
    Stop by my blog if you get a chance.
    Erin ~ The Lemonista

  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!

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

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

  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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