Love them spiders. They're so cute.
This was a miniature cake for Calvin. I also made a separate cake for Meredith – the family was celebrating their birthdays on the same day, but I wanted to make them each their own cake.
Anyway, I made Calvin's chocolate cake with my 4" springform pans. I think it's frosted in white or lemon frosting and then had chocolate chips pressed all over it. On top of that, with royal icing, I made the spider web, and then perched my cute little spider guy on top.
This spider was so small I just made him entirely out of fondant, rather than the cupcake-wrapped-in-fondant-with-pipe-cleaner-legs technique I'd used in the previous two spider cakes. And this way he was completely edible! Which, after all, is a rather desirable trait in a birthday cake spider.