Step 1: Supplies for Making Spider Cake Pops With Sparkle
Chocolate cake pops on lollipop sticks
Chocolate candy melts
Purple sparkling sugar
Soft liquorice candy
A cake pop stand
Step 2: Make Your Cake Balls
Step 3: Prepare Your Spider Cake Pop Decorations
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.
Step 4: Dip and Decorate Your Spider Cake Pops
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!).