Creepy Crawly Spider Cake Balls

Hello again, Crafts Unleashed readers! Lindsay here, and I have a Halloween project for you. I know it seems early to be thinking about the holiday, but you have to plan ahead to make sure you have everything you need in time. Plus, this would be a good one to practice ahead of time to avoid day-of snafus. Not that any of us ever have crafting troubles, right? Right? ;D Anywho – these creepy crawly spider cake balls would be a great addition to any Halloween dessert table, so give it a try!

What You Need:

1.   Bake a cake according to the directions on the box. Set it aside to cool. Once it’s completely cooled, break it up into pieces, and mix it in with a container of frosting. If you’re using a chocolate melter like I did, go ahead and drop your candy melts into it, and turn it on because it’ll take about 15-20 minutes to melt all the way.

2.   Roll a Tootsie Roll into long, skinny pieces. These will be the spider’s legs.

3.   Cut one roll into four equal pieces, and stick them together like I did in the picture. Make sure the Tootsie Roll is really stuck together in the middle!

4.   Now roll a scoop of your cake mixture into a ball a little less than an inch in diameter. You can set it onto the ‘legs’ to see if it’s a good size. Trim the legs down if you need to.

5.   Stir the melted chocolate to make sure there are no clumps. Drop your cake ball into the melted chocolate, and roll it until it’s coated. Scoop it out, and drop it onto the middle of a set of ‘legs.’

6.   Carefully set two pearl sprinkles onto the face to give your spider eyes. I just dotted on a tiny bit of the chocolate with a fork tine to put pupils on the eyes. Keep everything on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, and then throw the whole thing in the freezer for a few minute to set the chocolate.


  1. Shaunte says

    Whaaaat? Where has that chocolate melter been all my life? Maybe it is a good thing that I don’t have one….cute spiders!


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