Miniature chocolate bundt cakes covered in a hard chocolate ganache shell, then smothered with melted marshmallow spider webs. The perfect little home for a friendly little chocolate spider!
Blogging this October has been so much fun! Halloween and all her spookiness has sparked my baking imagination. First came the Ferrero Rocher Spiders which turned into Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes, and then my Monster Strawberry Cupcakes (my favorite so far). I’m a Christmas girl through and through, but I gotta say I’m kind of sad to see Halloween go. There’s only a little under 2 weeks left of October and it will all be over.
These little Chocolate Spider Nest Bundt Cakes were incredibly easy to make! A tiny bit messy, but if you have little kids they would have a blast getting their little hands dirty with you. It’s the perfect fall kiddie afternoon project, and the end result is edible. Win win!
When I mean messy…I mean messy. But all in good fun! I got the idea from The Cake Blog. You just microwave the marshmallows for 30 seconds and stir until they’re cool enough to touch. Then just stretch thin strands all over the little cakes. Easy!
Spooky Chocolate Tarantula Cupcakes that are perfect for Halloween! Super dark chocolate cupcakes topped with vibrant purple vanilla buttercream and topped with the most adorable chocolate spiders!
Last week I posted a super easy and adorable tutorial for these Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Spiders. I made my favorite chocolate cupcakes and topped them with the hairy coconut chocolate spiders. My son Oliver, who has inherited my really crazy, borderline ridiculous obsession for chocolate, still would not go near these guys. I guess no matter how delicious something is, if it has eight legs you squeal and run away. And that’s exactly what my four year old did. I just shrugged and ate his cupcake.
Freakishly delicious chocolate spiders made out of my favorite chocolate truffle. This Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Spider Tutorial is super easy and will make your cupcakes extra spooky this Halloween!
These little guys were so easy to make (little patience required) and will make everyone giggle at your next Halloween party. At first glance you’ll have to take a second look. These little guys are creepy! But in an “Omigosh you’re so yummy, get in my mouth” kind of way.
Here is the tutorial…the freezer is your best friend while using this tutorial.
Start by toasting some sweetened coconut for a little bit. While the coconut is toasting, melt your dark chocolate in a double boiler or a microwave. Pour melted goodness in a piping bag and snip the end off. No need for a piping tip.
Slice each Ferrero Rocher chocolate in half. Or leave them whole. This is your show baby! Dip them in the melted chocolate or drizzle the chocolate over top.
Sprinkle the tops with the toasted coconut, er…I mean spider hairs. Pop them in the freezer.
While the spider bodies are chill’in in the freezer. Make some V-shapes with the piping bag. Put those little spider legs in the freezer now too.
Take those chilly spider bodies and drizzle some melted chocolate on the side. Now this is where you have to move quick. The chocolate spider legs are going to want to melt in your warm fingers. Place a spider leg carefully onto the melted chocolate. 4 on each side of course! We want to be anatomically correct.
Lastly, attach some little gold candy pearls as eyes. Perch them on your cupcakes and watch as people gasp until they realize…It’s just a Ferrero Rocher!