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All Wrapped Up! (Mummy Cake)Reprinted with Permission from Wilton Industries
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Bake and cool 1/2 Sports Ball cake.
Ice smooth with chocolate icing.
Roll out 8 oz. fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut into 1/2 in. wide strips.
Attach strips to ball head with damp brush, leaving eye area open.
Tint a 2 in. fondant ball yellow, divide in half and shape eyes; attach to cake with damp brush.
Tint 2 in. fondant ball black, shape two 1/4 in. ball pupils and attach with damp brush.
Use remaining black fondant to shape 1 1/4 in. ball spider body and 1/2 in. ball spider head.
Roll 8 thin ropes for legs and attach with damp brush. Tint a 1/2 in. ball of fondant green; roll small balls for spider's eyes and small log for mouth. Attach with damp brush.
*For chocolate buttercream icing, add ¾ cup cocoa (or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted), and an additional 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk to Buttercream Icing Recipe. Mix until well blended.