About This Recipe
Spiderweb Cake isn’t a cake made of spiderwebs. It’s simply a decoration you can add to any cake, whether it’s a sheet cake, a layer cake, or even cupcakes. All you need is some white frosting, some decorator gel, and a toothpick. Plus a plastic spider if you like.
The beauty of this cake lies in its simplicity. You don’t have to pipe round circles like I did; you can pipe a web in the corner of the cake. It’s so easy to make, and because it’s Halloween, you don’t need to be perfect. In fact, an imperfect web is better!
I like to use a chocolate cake for this recipe because of the contrast between the dark and moist cake and the stark white frosting. But you can use any flavor you like, from a white cake to a yellow cake to a marbled cake to carrot cake.
Once the cake is made, cool it completely, then fill lit if you make a layer cake. Frost it with white frosting. You can make your own (I like this recipe for a cooked frosting), or use two or more cans of prepared white frosting. For the black frosting, buy a black decorator gel. It’s too difficult to make a pure black frosting unless you use a ton of food coloring, which can make the frosting taste strange.
Then once your cake is made and decorated, presentation is everything! I like to use a Halloween plate with orange and black colors to present the cake, but you can use a white pedestal or a black one. Or choose one that goes with your decor.
Enjoy this simple Spiderweb Cake and have a wonderful Halloween!
Tips for making the best Spiderweb Cake
- Make sure the cake is completely cooled before you start to frost and decorate it.
- I find that using a plastic spider is best, but you can try to fashion a spider out of the black decorator gel. Wash the spider with soap and water before you place it on the cake.
Frost the cake with the frosting. Then use the decorator gel to make circles on the cake. Use a toothpick or the point of a knife and draw it through the rings, from the center of the cake to the outside, alternating directions. Add the spider and enjoy!