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Spider Attack

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Category Cake Decorating
Type Cupcake
Style Whimsical
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: The cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese butter cream. I covered the cupcakes with fondant. The people are hand sculpted fondant, with fondant and royal icing webs. The spiders are poured isomalt sugar.

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What are you most proud of? The sugar spiders by far. I had never done them, and took a lot of practice, but I think they turned out great.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start early and plan things out. I had to use a cupcake to measure the people and the spiders. They all took more time than I thought. Also the heads were hard since they were so small. I had to do them in stages to let things dry.

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