My Halloween Spider Cake

While looking through the Halloween decorating items at Wilton, I ran across this super cute idea for a Spider Cake.

The cake is made with the soccer ball pan and mini ball pan. Wilton sent all of the items that I would need including the gel food coloring for the icing. Here are the body and head ready for icing.

It says you can cover the cake with icing before decorating, but I didn't worry about that step.  I made a lot of chocolate icing because I was using it for another project as well. I used the whole bottle of black gel to turn the chocolate icing black. They suggest using a #16 tip, but this was a practice cake for me so I used the #18 tip so it wouldn't take as long. I then put the black icing on.

After that, I mixed the lemon yellow and leaf green gel colors with the buttercream icing to make it this green. I then filled in the rest with the green and viola!

I used this fondant to make the eyes, nose, and joints.  You could also use candy and gumballs!

I completely forgot to put the feet and teeth on before taking pictures.  I think it looks really cute without feet too!

The eyes had a hard time wanting to stay on so I attached them with toothpicks.

I would say to assemble the legs if you're taking the cake somewhere, but don't attach them until you get there.  If they fall over they will mess up the icing.  I think this cake is an awesome idea.  It could also be used to make a ladybug cake.  I've already thought ahead and think lining the mini ball cakes up to make a caterpillar cake would be so adorable!

Not only will this be the hit at any party or event, but it was incredibly fun to make.  Evan thought it was "totally awesome", and truly enjoyed making this cake.  Again, it was a practice cake so it wasn't my best work, but I had a lot of fun making it!

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Wilton who supplied the product for the review.
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30 comments:

Jenny said...

That is so cute!

Cat @ 3 Kids and Us said...

That is a cute cake and you know what, I wouldn't have even noticed there were suppose to be feet until you mentioned it. :)

The Mommy-Files said...

Oh my gosh Dee! It looks GREAT!!!! Wow girl! That is super cute! I'll have to do that one next year for Halloween :)

Emilie said...

That cake is so adorable! I think you did a great job!

Jennifer Leigh said...

Oh how cute! I'm baking all day tomorrow and Saturday morning!

alissa4illustration said...

I love it! Cakes are fun to make.

Jen said...

Great job!!!

blueviolet said...

Oh my word, that's phenomenal!

AWEnterprises said...

Your spider cake is Awesome!

Jingle said...

You really did a great job with that!

Mighty M said...

It turned out fabulous - perfect for Halloween!!

Selmada said...

Wonderful!!! Wow. Maybe next year....maybe

shannon b said...

That is so cool! Great job.

Erika said...

That is just adorable!!! I love cake decorating & you did a fantastic job. If I wasn't currently on bedrest, I'd make this with my kids tomorrow! As it is, I'll save it for next year - thanks for sharing & again great job! :)

monster1541 said...

U Are Talented!! LOL -- how adorable.

Jenine said...

That is totally awesome!

Julia said...

i love it!!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Great job! So cute. I don't know if I would have the patience to do ti.

Brandy said...

That is seriously cute!

sweetheart said...

you did an awesome job!!

Emily said...

Yummo!! I am making mini spiders for our party! Should be fun!
Emily

Beeb said...

That is SOOOO cute! I'm famous for my Halloween parties, and I always bake tons of festive goodies - I'm bookmarking this post!

Belinda said...

How cute! You did a great job!

egoettner said...

It looks great! I love Wilton products too. Me and the kids bake together all of the time and I think they would have a blast making and decorating this.

Angie Marion said...

I LOVE this cake! Super cool and super easy to make!

Becca said...

That is definitely the coolest thing I have seen all day!

Nichol said...

How cute! I am going to have to try out this stuff you did a great job!

t.lee said...

What a cute cake! I love the other ideas you thought of - lady bug & caterpillar. I will definitely be using these ideas in the future!

Katrina said...

I hate spiders, but that one is darn cute and I'm sure delicious.

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

That is such an adorable cake! LOVE IT!

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