About this recipe:These are a great for a children's Halloween party! Chocolate cake mix is an easy option when you are making so many. Use liquorice laces for the legs and mini jelly beans or Smarties for the eyes.
1 (500g) package chocolate cake mix
500g (1 1/4 lb) black liquorice laces
500g (1 1/4 lb) dark chocolate icing
48 jelly diamonds
48 mini jelly beans
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Method Prep:1hr › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr30min
Prepare fairy cakes according to package directions. Let cool completely.
Cut liquorice laces into 7cm (3 in) sections. Working with one or two cakes at a time, so the icing doesn't set before decorating, ice the fairy cakes with the chocolate icing. Insert liquorice pieces into the outer edges of the cakes to make the legs of the spider, 3 legs on each side (4 take up too much space). Place two jelly diamonds on the front for fangs and use two mini jelly beans as eyes. Repeat with remaining fairy cakes.
Feel free to play around with the fairy cake decorations - you can use Smarties or buttons for the eyes, or strawberry laces for the legs. Just try to make them look as scary as possible!
My Granddaughter & Neice had great fun making these with me.
We used melted chocolate intead of icing with chocolate bits shaken on top, and used white chocolate chips for the eyes! - 29 Oct 2009
This was a lot of fun to make and my adult friends loved it. We used red liquorice instead, no one liked the black. - 15 Sep 2008