Spider Cake Pops with Sparkle

If arachnophobia is a fear of spiders, is a spider obsession called arachno-obsessia? I think I had a bit too much fun painting the faces on the candy spiders of my last spider cake pops, and now I’ve contracted this disease! Spiders are definitely my favorite creature for Halloween treats this year.

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To make these sparkly spider cake pops you will need:

Make Your Cake Balls

Start by following the step-by-step directions for making cake pops. Chill them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to start turning them into spider cake pops.

How To Make Cake Pops Step-By-Step

 If you would like more details on how to make cake pops, Karyn of Pint Sized Baker has video tutorials on everything from baking to dipping to decorating. She is a real pro when it comes to making cake pops. If you’re a bit of a cake pop fanatic (“My name is Janine and I’m a cake pop-aholic.), then you would really enjoying browsing Karyn’s many creative cake pop creations.

Prepare Your Spider Cake Pop Decorations

Spider Legs: Cut up your black liquorice into thin strips about 1-1/2 inches long and bend them in half. For thicker legs use log shaped liquorice as shown, for thinner legs use shoe string liquorice.

Spider Eyes: Purchase ready-made icing eyes or create your own using royal icing. For step-by-step instructions for making your own, check out Royal Icing Googly Eyes by How Does She.

Spider Mouths: Jimmies are not perfect (sshhh… don’t tell). Find the ones that have just the right curve to look like a cute spider smirk and separate them from the rest. For

As you dip each spider cake pop, be ready with your sparkling sugar and six liquorice legs.

How To Make Spider Cake Pops

Dip and Decorate Your Spider Cake Pops

Remove your cake pops from the fridge, melt your chocolate according to package directions, and dip your cake pops, gently tapping them to remove excess chocolate.

How To Make Spider Cake Pops

Moving quickly so the chocolate does not dry. Sprinkle spoonfuls of sparkling sugar onto the cake pop, turning it to cover all sides.

While the chocolate is still wet but is starting to harden, insert three spider legs into each side of the cake pop. NOTE: this step takes some trial and error. If the chocolate is too wet, the legs will fall out, however, if the chocolate is too dry you will not be able to insert the legs. If this method does not work well for you, wait for the chocolate to completely dry, use a toothpick to make a hole in the chocolate where you want each leg, and insert the liquorice.

Stand the cake pop upright in your styrofoam block or cake pop stand to dry.

After the chocolate on the cake pop has hardened, add the eyes and mouth. Dip a toothpick into the melted chocolate and apply a drop to the back of each eye and mouth. Stick them onto the cake pop where you want them positioned.

To give your spider cake pops personality, put the mouths in different positions to create smirks, use different colored sparkling sugars, or draw on additional details with your melted chocolate (I’m picturing eyelashes and girly bows!).

Spider Cake Pops by sugarkissed.net

If you’re wondering how to make this sparkly spider’s little buddies that are hanging out on the cake pop with the marbled webs, check out Spider Cake Pops With Webs. And for even more Halloween treat inspiration, browse through 51 Halloween Treats Made Simple.

What’s your favorite creature for Halloween treats this year?

Spider Cake Pops by sugarkissed.net

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20 Responses to Spider Cake Pops with Sparkle

  1. So cute!!
    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma’s Cookie recently posted..30 Fabulous Halloween TreatsMy Profile

  2. Well, Thank you so much for pointing your fans to my videos. It is truly appreciated. You make great cake pops as well, don’t sell yourself short. Your little spiders and spider webs are adorable.
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  3. I have wanted to make spider pops this year too, but have not gotten around to it…yet:) Yours are adorable!
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  4. Shelley says:

    I love your cake pops! They are awesome! I found them over on the Confetti Diaries! I have a new link party going on at my blog- Piggy In Polka Dots… it is a “Halloween Edition.” It is my first link party ever and off to a slow start. You should come by and link these cake pops up! They would be a very welcome addition!! Come by and check it out!

    Shelley
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  5. Totally adorable!
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  6. amy says:

    How cute are those?! And sparkles make everything better! I’d love for you to share this at my party, going on now:
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  7. Natalie says:

    You’ve actually achieved the impossible for me with these cake pops – you’ve made a spider look sweet and pretty! They’re so much fun and a great addition to any Halloween party. Thanks for sharing at our link party this week.
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  10. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friends friday last week and congratulations on being featured on daily dish with foodie friends friday ~ spooktacular halloween treat. I hope you will join us again this week.
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  11. Julie Crawford says:

    My grandchildren will love these for Halloween!

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