My 14 year-old daughter loves to make and decorate cakes. She made this cute spider Cake for Halloween. This was the first time that I gave her absolutely no help in the making or frosting of a cake. (I somehow got stuck cleaning up though!) I’m sharing this here in case you are looking for a festive, not-too-difficult Halloween cake design. It also happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free.
How she did it:
- She used one package Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix to make two 9-inch layers (you could do 8-inch layers instead)
- She doubled the recipe of vanilla frosting. She actually used a mix that is no longer on the market, but there are other frosting mixes you can buy or you can make the vanilla frosting from scratch (it’s easy — check the internet). To make it dairy-free, you can use dairy-free butter (like Earth Balance) or shortening (like Spectrum Organic Shortening).
- note: she had frosting left over but felt that one batch of frosting wouldn’t be enough
- She frosted in between the layers and covered the cake, and then used the extra frosting to make the orange web and the black spider using a piping bag and tips. The googly eyes were purchased at a cake decorating store. She noted that she added the red sprinkles because it is a black widow.
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