Black fondant (or white fondant dyed black)
Combine about 70% black fondant and 30% gum paste. You may need slightly more black food gel depending on how black you want your spiders. Rip off a piece of your fondant/gum paste mixture and begin to roll it between your hands to start to form an egg shape. Continue shaping with your fingers.
here. Cut the legs between 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches (Depending on if they are the front legs or back legs of your spider).
The knives, I buy. They can be found just about anywhere. I make my red "blood" rather than using the red gel that comes in the tube, and will be posting that recipe on Monday. If you are making these cupcakes before then and need that recipe, please let me know and I would love to email it to you before then.