Monday, October 21, 2013

Spider Web Cake

Spider Web Cake   

My kids are loving trying all these awesome new Halloween dessert treat recipes 
I've been finding.  This is a true must share recipe.  Easy and extremely fun 
to make and I found it at Better Homes & Gardens Network.  

  • 1 recipe  Yellow Cake or 2 packages 2-layer-size desired cake mixes
  • 2 recipes  Creamy White Frosting
  • 2 2 1/2-inch baked cupcakes
  • 1 1 3/4-inch baked cupcake
  •  Orange paste food coloring
  •  Black paste food coloring
  • 3 tiny marshmallows
  • 6 black pearl sprinkles or other tiny black candies
  • 24 black shoestring licorice pieces
  •  Desired paste food coloring(s)
1.Prepare, bake, and cool Yellow Cake as directed for 8-inch round layers.
2.Tint one recipe Creamy White Frosting with orange food coloring. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread top of cake with orange frosting. Add second layer; spread top and sides with additional orange frosting. If desired, spoon some of the orange frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a small round tip; pipe a border around bottom of cake. Remove 1 cup of the remaining recipe of frosting and tint with black food coloring. Spoon black frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a coupler and a small round tip. Pipe frosting in a spiderweb pattern over top and sides of cake.
3.For spiders, cut the rounded tops off two large cupcakes and one mini cupcake. Place one large cupcake top and the mini cupcake top on cake; place the remaining large cupcake top on plate. Change decorating tip on the bag of black frosting to a small star tip. Pipe stars of black frosting onto tops of cupcakes to cover completely. For eyes, cut marshmallows in half crosswise; use a small amount of frosting to attach a black candy pearl to each marshmallow half. Place eyes on spider cakes. Attach eight licorice pieces to each spider cake for legs. For spiders on cake, secure ends of legs in frosting. For spider on plate, use small dabs of black frosting to secure legs to plate


  1. I love that the spiders are shaped by the tops of cupcakes. I don't think I could make a cake as beautiful as yours, but I'd love to try.

  2. Oh this is really beautiful, will try:) thanks for sharing

  3. I LOVE it! I hadn't thought about the licorice for spider webs - I wonder if I can make cupcakes and use mini-recees to make the spiders? Thanks for sharing!

  4. So stinkin' cute!!! You did a fabulous job! You've got some lucky kids :) Hope you're having a great week, lady!

    Diary of a Debutante

  5. How fun! I KNOW my kids would love this one.

    I saw you linked up at Mommy only has 2 Hands, and came to see your festive cake. :)

  6. This looks totally amazing! I feel it would be perfect for a Halloween party event.

  7. This looks amazing, love it.

    My internet is playing up and some websites the picture wont load up with the storm, would have loved to have featured you this week at Creative Mondays,,,hope you can link this post up again this week so I can feature you next week? :)

    1. Thanks for linking up, pinned and featured this week at the hop :)

  8. Wow! This looks fabulous. Just right for this week :-)