Spider Cake Pops with Webs

There’s something about Halloween treats that are extra fun. Maybe it’s the fact that normally scary and ugly things can be turned super cute. Maybe it’s the fact that the whole holiday centers around sugar and sweets. Whatever it is, I hope these spider cake pops make it on to your list of Halloween treats to make this season! Halloween Treats - Spider Cake Pops - sugarkissed.net

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To make 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’ve never made cake pops before and would like a an action-packed tutorial before you get started, there’s no better source than the cake pop queen herself, Bakerella. Her video tutorial will take you through everything you need to know.

While your cake pops are chillin like villains, you can make your candy spiders. No Halloween treat is complete without candy spiders! (If you want to skip this step, feel free to assemble your candy spiders directly on your dipped cake pops. Personally, I like to do as much as I can ahead of time to avoid the pressure of having to quickly decorate the pops before the chocolate hardens (a.k.a. “cake pop panic”).

Making Your Candy Spiders

1. Separate out the orange and green M&Ms (and minis) that you want to use and slice your shoe string candy up into pieces for the spider legs.

2. Melt a small amount of your dark-colored chocolate in a sandwich bag. Cut a little tip off of the bag so that you can pipe the chocolate.

3. Pipe a blob (that’s a technical term used by only the most professional cake pop decorators) of chocolate slightly smaller than the size of the M&Ms onto a sheet of wax paper. Before the chocolate dries set three spider legs on the right side of the chocolate blob and three on the left. Then, set an M&M in the center, applying a little pressure if needed to make sure that the M&M is secure the chocolate. Repeat this process for each candy spider you want to create and set them aside until all the chocolate has hardened.

4. Using a small paint brush and white gel food coloring, draw small circles on the M&Ms for the spiders’ eyes. Add facial expressions using a black food coloring marker. This is the part where you give each of your candy spiders a personality, bonding with certain ones while reassuring the others that you love them all equally and have no favorites  …or not.

How To Make Candy Spiders - sugarkissed.net

Make Your Spider Cake Pops with Webs

Once you’ve finished creating your candy spiders you’re ready to move onto the cake pop portion of your Halloween treats.

1. Take your cake pops out of the fridge while you prep the chocolate. Melt your dark-colored chocolate in a container that will be easy for dipping. Also, melt your white chocolate in either a Ziploc bag with a tip cut off or a piping bag (make sure the metal tip is not on the bag when you put it in the microwave).

The marbling technique that you will use to make the spiderwebs is the same process that I showed you on the royal icing for my butterfly cookies. Since it is a wet-on-wet technique, it is important that your cake pops are not too cold, causing the chocolate to harden before you can finish marbling. You may need to reheat your chocolate during this process to keep it warm.

Helpful Hint: Work with just a handful of cake balls at a time. Rotating them in and out of the fridge ensures that you are always working with perfectly chilled cake balls. This is where it comes in handy to have a few petite cake pop stands to rotate around!

2. Dip your cake pop into the dark-colored chocolate, gently tapping off any excess chocolate.

3. Turn the cake pop upright and pipe a swirl pattern using your white chocolate.

4. Immediately drag a toothpick in a vertical line from top to bottom on the cake pop. Repeat this on multiple spots in the icing to create a web effect with the white icing. Make sure to work only on the surface of the chocolate. Do not apply pressure to the toothpick, pushing into the center of the cake pop.

5. After your web is complete, while the chocolate is still wet, add a spider or two to the cake pop.

6. Set the coated stick upright in your cake pop stand to allow the candy coating to harden and repeat the above steps for all of your cake pops.

How To Make Spider Cake Pops - sugarkissed.netThe individual facial expressions on the candy spiders is what really kicks up the cuteness level on these spider cake pops so have fun with it! Sit down for a Law & Order marathon with your M&Ms and food coloring markers, get into the Halloween treat-making spirit with a candy corn milkshake, and let your imagination run wild!

Halloween Treats - Spider Cake Pops

These spider cake pops were inspired by Bake at 350′s spiderweb cookies. Bridget’s blog is one of my favorite resources for sweet inspiration. I can’t wait to see what other Halloween treats she comes up with!

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93 Responses to Spider Cake Pops with Webs

  1. Great post:) Love the webs and the tiny spiders are ADORABLE! Clever idea!
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  2. So cute! Featuring you on facebook tonight. http://www.facebook.com/iGottaCreate

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
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  3. Rita says:

    These are so cute! I am pinning them for sure.
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  4. Love these! They are so cute! Love the little spiders.
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  5. Janine, these cake pops are awesome! The little spiders are so flipping cute! I think I’m going to have to make some and use them as mini cupcake toppers.
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  6. Rebecca says:

    These are ADORABLE! So cute! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a great day

  7. Winnie says:

    These are GORGEOUS !!
    Thank you so much for the tutorial, it really helps :)
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  8. i love the little spider that looks surprised, probably because you are going to eat him.
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  9. These are absolutely adorable! I’m ashamed to say I’ve never made cake pops before, I think I need to try with these. I’d love it if you shared this on my Show & Share Wednesday party! New follower. :)

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  10. Super adorable! I love the darling teeny spiders! Thanks for linking!
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  11. Paula says:

    Perfect and majorly adorable treats for Halloween!
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  12. Such a cute idea! Stopping by from Little Becky Homecky’s link up.
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  13. New follower! :) Found you from over Foodie Friends Friday, these are super cute! I love the little extra spider decor you have on the cake pop, might have to try this for our kids Halloween Party this year, thanks for sharing!!
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  14. Cynthia L. says:

    These are the cutest pops ever! I think I would make the faces on the m&m’s first, I might need to smash the cake in frustration! Good therapy – cake smashing!

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday, don’t forget to come back on Sunday and vote!
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  15. Pamela says:

    Janine these are super cute, I am going to try to make cake pops just regular kind, it looks very easy, I have never made before, thanks for linking up @ Heavenly Treats Sunday!
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  16. So cute! You did a great job on these!! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already.


  17. Wow these are super cute. I could see me little nieces and nephews having fun with them. Stopping by from SITS
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  18. These are so cute!! I can’t wait to make these for a Halloween party. Love!
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  19. amy says:

    These are so adorable! Love the web effect, and the little spiders are too fun! Would you consider sharing them here?
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  20. These are so adorable! Love them!

  21. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    These are so cute! No doubt the kids loved ‘em:@)

  22. Kate says:

    Great post! These will be fun to have around at Halloween!
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  23. Those are SO adorable!
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  24. Bobi Jensen says:

    Really cute! I love cake pops. We even make them gluten free with my daughter’s GF cake mixes.

    I have my first linky party going on right now too, if you’d care to come link up! http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html
    There are no rules involved :) .


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  26. These are so cute. I love their little expressions. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.
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  27. Oh my gosh, how cute are those! I love the little spiders! This is a fantastic idea!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!
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  28. This are perfect!! Love them for halloween. I am featuring you tomorrow night! Thanks so much for linking up to the Back For Seconds Social!
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  29. Natalie says:

    I love making cake pops, especially adding fun edible embellishments to them. These spiders are adorable and so creative. I almost could see them on top of a cupcake too!

    I wanted to invite you to share them on my blog, Confetti Diaries, link party this week. I know my readers would really enjoy seeing some cake pop inspiration, especially with Halloween coming up. Thanks for sharing!


  30. Jane says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for sharing over at Sweet Living. Jane.
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  31. what cuties!!! Love the web idea on the cake pops :)
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  32. Carli says:

    These are adorable! I’m going to see if my son will help me make them.

    Coming by from SITS.
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  34. Thanks so much for sharing these on the Mrs – I’ve featured them this week!

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  35. HAniela says:

    How cute are these.

  36. OH WOW!! These are adorable!! The spiders are so cute!!
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  39. Great cake pops. Thanks for entering them into the Hungry Happenings Halloween Picture Party. Good luck!

  40. Kit says:

    Fabulous and so cute!!! I saw your post at Hungry Happenings link party – So glad to find you :)

  41. Adorable!! Thank you so much for linking up with Link Up and Spook On!
    I am now a follower. ;0
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  42. Oh my goodness!! Those are amazing!

    Thank you for linking it up at the HALLOWEEN LINKY PARTY at http://www.finecraftguild.com/halloween-linky-party/, which will stay open till Halloween. Meanwhile a new ‘general craft / DIY / home decorating’ party will open later today.
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  44. Lizy B says:

    Love love love! Especially the little bitty spider legs! Great job!
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  45. These are amazing! Your photos and instructions make even ME think I can do this! Thank you so much for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!
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  46. Gorgeous! The little spiders look so amazingly cute! Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday.
    Your co-host Jutta
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  47. These are awesome!! Thank you for linking them up to my Halloween Link Party! :)

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  49. Jacqueline says:

    I love these spider cake pops! I featured these tonight at Simply Creation’s Link Party!
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