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    Spider Egg Tins

                                 chocolate "spider eggs" in tins

    A quick and fun "craft" idea for Halloween but also great for any of your gothic themed dinners. Not in a gothic dinner party time of life? children will like designing labels and filling the tins.  

    Give these chocolate filled spider tins out as favours, use them for place setting markers or passed around after dinner with coffee. 

    You need small metal tins with lids (craft stores). 

    A bag of rubber spiders or cockroaches if you want cockroach eggs instead (toy shops, craft shops etc). 

    Crispearls are used extensively in patisserie and chocolate work to add "crunch". 

    Small rounded candy or chocolates.  I used dark Callebaut crispearls, tiny, shiny pearls of dark chocolate with a crunchy toasted cereal centre but any small lolly or candy would do. Cocoa shelled popping candy would also work. 

    Make labels for your tins in whatever program you have from Word to Photoshop. Using clipart from the internet or your files. Print your labels on sticker paper or on plain office paper.  If you used plain office paper cut out your labels and adhere to your tins with non toxic glue.  Oh, don't forget to personalise the labels, print friends names, greetings etc.

    Use tissue paper in contrasting or matching colour to line the bottom of the tins, fill with chocolates/lollies of choice. Top with a single layer of tissue, put your spider on top of that and close the lid.  

    Happy crafting :) 


    Along came the Spiders

    Where to begin? 

    With Halloween just around the corner (or the October 31st to be exact), I just had to make my first post "Along came the Spiders" a quick and easy decorating idea for Halloween cupcakes. Ideal for an adult Halloween party, but equally a hit with the kids. 

    Want to recreate the look? Start with chocolate or vanilla cupcakes, standard sized not "muffin" sized as you need to use these laser cut web cupcake wrappers available from cake decorating and stationery stores to go around the cakes.

    Lightly frost the cupcakes with your choice of frosting, wrap the cakes with cupcake wrappers, top the cakes with *Vanilla Persian Fairy Floss add a rubber spider and voilà! 

    As an optional extra and to make your cakes shimmer, crush and sprinkle white edible cake glitter or use white disco glitter over the top.

    *Persian Fairy Floss dissolves quickly once in contact with air, top with the fairy floss no more than an hour before serving.

    For another quick and creepy cupcake idea how about gothic cockroach cupcakes...

                           Cockroach cupcakes

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