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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.
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Step 1: Supplies for Making Spider Cake Pops with Sparkle

To make these sparkly spider cake pops you will need:

Chocolate cake pops on lollipop sticks
Chocolate candy melts
Purple sparkling sugar
Soft liquorice candy
Candy eyeballs
Red jimmies
A cake pop stand

Step 2: Make Your Cake Balls

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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.

Step 3: Prepare Your Spider Cake Pop Decorations

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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.