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My son will be 4 yrs old next month. He is fascinated with scorpions (among other things; spiders, dinosaurs...ya know creepy crawlys). I was thinking of trying to conconct a scorpion birthday cake. Any ideas? I can't figure out how to do the stinger part.<br><br>
Either that or I could make cupcakes and top them off with a candy scorpion. I was thinking I could make one out of an orange gum drop thingy.Any ideas??<br><br>
if I can't pull that off I will opt for chocolate pudding with crushed cookies and gummi worms (to look like worms in dirt).
 

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if you were to do a sheet cake it shouldn't be too difficult to cut it into a scorpion shape. you could use an enlarged printout to use as a guide.<br><br><a href="http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/arachnids/scorpion/Scorpionprintout.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.enchantedlearning.com/sub...printout.shtml</a><br><br>
I'd just cut the cake into the tail shape, and maybe use licorice sticks for legs?
 

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If it wouldn't be too gross dd got a real scorpion (candied?) lollipop as a party favor recently. I don't know where they were bought but the kids loved them.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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You could do vanilla (or butterscotch) pudding topped with crushed vanilla wafers (to look like desert sand) and toy scorpions?
 

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Here is a <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/queeneoftartes/2174694238/" target="_blank">picture of a scorpion cake</a>. The caption says they used rice krispie treats for the tail (and claws).<br><br>
Here's <a href="http://worstweatherever.blogspot.com/2005/11/scorpion-cake.html" target="_blank">another one</a> that looks like they strung red candies on something to make the tail.<br><br>
This cake is flat, but <a href="http://www.dmentd.com/gallery/main.php/v/cakes/scorpion/" target="_blank">the web page</a> has the advantage of step by step pix of how to cut the cake.<br><br>
Have fun!
 
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