©Vicki Lynn Photography

Vicki Lynn Photography

Spider Cake

To make this cake you'll need: chocolate cake mix, 2 cans of chocolate frosting, black icing color and candy eyes.

Step 1


Bake the Cake and Prep the Platter

Bake cake in two 9" cake pans as directed on package. While the cake is baking, cut 8 (eight) 10-1/2" x 1-1/4 " strips of decorative paper (we used black with polka dots) for the spider's legs. Fold the strips in half. Using double-sided tape, attach the ends to the cake stand. Fold the legs toward the middle of the cake stand to give them height.

Step 2


First Layer

Place first layer of cake on the cake stand with the flat side down.

Step 3


Make Black Frosting

Add small amounts of black icing color to the frosting until the desired color is achieved. Spread a layer of frosting on the first layer of cake.

Step 4


Add the Second Layer

Place the second layer of cake on top of the iced layer, with the flat side down.

Step 5


Frost the Entire Cake

Frost the entire cake with the black chocolate frosting. Add candy eyes or you can use doll eyes from the craft store — just be sure to remove them before serving.