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Have a Great Halloween!!!
We mask our faces
and wear strange hats,
and moan like witches
and screech like cats,
and jump like goblins
and thump like elves,
and almost manage
to scare ourselves!
These edible spiders are made from Royal Icing,
which needs to be used right away since it hardens to a rocklike texture
very quickly! Mix up the Royal Icing per the
recipe, and add black gel food colouring to get the mixture as dark as you
can. It will dry a darker colour than your wet icing looks. I only made a
third of the Royal Icing recipe and I still had
tons of icing left over after making two dozen spiders.
These are very fragile, especially peeling off the waxed paper, since the
legs tend to break off. Place gently around your party table for a spooky
look, but if you place near moisture, you might have a black food colouring
mess that will be difficult to clean!
I used a decorating tube to pipe the icing into
spider shapes on waxed paper. If your hand gets sore from piping spiders
like mine does, put a toothpick in the piping tube nozzle so the icing
doesn't dry and plug the nozzle. Taking breaks is good since the warmer the
icing gets, the bigger and sloppier your lines are, so let the icing bag
rest back to room temperature, then keep piping away until you get sick of
spiders! For me that's usually about 3 dozen, or one cookie sheet full, and
usually happens over the course of several days while watching TV and
waiting for other Halloween recipes to set or bake. Once the spiders are
dry, as long as they stay away from moisture, they will keep indefinitely.
TIP: If you are also icing cookies with Royal Icing, make
one large batch, reserve about 1 cup in another bowl for your spiders and
tighly cover. Thin the rest of the icing with corn syrup for smoothly-iced
cookies, then you still have your stiff Royal Icing ready
to be tinted black for spiders!
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