When I first stumbled upon the decorated cookie I was smitten! Meaghan posts the neatest and cutest ideas… she always inspires!

She was the creator behind the Oreo cakester petits four… one of my favorite ideas of all time. I have made quite a few of these in my day, and loved it more and more every time! (cant wait for Christmas!!!)

Except this time.

I had big ideas.

GRAND ideas.

And not such a grand execution.

I just might have to chalk up this post the the #FAIL pile. (love when Bridget does those, her failures are like what I strive for in success!)

I wanted to make spider petits fours.

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I think they ended up being sort of a cross between a box elder bug and a black widow.

Without the red thingy.

To make these I used Oreo Cakesters, fondant, and a little sparkle stuff for the white ones.

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I cut out strips of fondant for the legs, placed them over a piece of rolled up paper to dry, and hoped they would in fact dry.

These are after FIVE days of drying, and the legs still did not holdtheirshape. I think I might need to venture out of my safe fondant world and try some gum paste. We'll see.

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Heh. I was tryin' I tell ya! Tryin' to make something of these weird spider thingies!

So then I remember I had some cupcakes left over from a charity event so threw a spider on it.

(are you blown away by my mastery of theEnglishlanguage? And that sentence structure… just exquisite!)

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Better? Or worse?

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Wow. Not so itsy bitsy huh.

(he he)

I have ONE more Halloween inspired cake that I would love to share, but this week is crazy busy with cookies orders, so I am just hoping like crazy I can get to it. I do not think I can wait one whole year to share. Although I probably should.

I may be out of ideas after that. 🙂

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

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  1. The great thing about Pinterest is, I get to find out about so many great blogs. When I saw these spider cupcakes I had to click over here and check them out. Now I hate spiders in my house, I know hate is a strong word but in this case… however, on a cupcake, adorable! I would so have fun biting into this little, er, big guy. Thank you for the wonderful post.

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