I hate spiders, as do most, but I was slightly excited about this request and was ecstatic about how it turned out!
Stella turned 5 and for her birthday she wanted to go to Wildlife World to see the Sydney Funnel Web Spiders! That would be a usual 5 year old birthday request???!
This cake is based on the anatomy of a Female Sydney Funnel Web Spider. Anatomically the spider is pretty correct even down to the little spinnerets at the back (used to spin their silk webs)!
I decided at the last minute to add a little lady bettle to her back for a little colour as well as to ease up on the creepiness! I liked that little part!
The cake is a chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache. Everything is completely edible. The legs are moulded fondant with support wires inside! They can be eaten like lollipops!