For a sweet little guy in our family turning two this past weekend, I was invited to create a 'smash cake' ~ (a celebratory cake intended to be destroyed, especially by a child.)
"The Itsy Bitsy Spider" being the theme for his birthday party made it all the more fun to try and create a cute spider and the other elements in the song - all edible and yummy!
The cake was was baked in a 6-inch pan, frosted, placed on a sweet little doily, then on a fantastically appropriate spider web plate I happily found in the Halloween section at Target.
After some trial and error ~ (Oreo Cakester's too crumbly, Ding Dong's too big), the spider body was created by painting a marshmallow with AmeriColor black food coloring. Spider legs were Australia's Darrell Lea liquorice, sliced into thin strips, then bored into tiny holes in the marshmallow. Spider eyes were yellow M&Ms with black dots painted on with the food coloring, glued on with dabs of frosting.