Do you want to make an impressive cake for Halloween? And do you want to scare everyone but also be able to snack during your Halloween party? Then go for this spider web cake. Spiders ready, set, go!
What you need to make your spiderweb cake:
- 400 g FunCakes Mix for Sponge Cake Deluxe
- 300 g FunCakes Mix for Buttercream
- 800 g FunCakes Sugar Paste Pastel Lilac
- 100 g FunCakes Sugar Paste Black
- FunCakes Nonpareils Red
- FunCakes CMC - Tylo Powder
- FunCakes Flavour Paste Raspberry
- FunCakes Edible Glue
- 375 g unsalted butter
- 340 ml water
- 6 eggs (approx. 300 g)
- Big bbq marshmallows
- Jam of your choice
- FunCakes Cake Boards Silver/Gold - Round - 15cm pk/3
- FunCakes Bake Release Spray
- Wilton Decorator Preferred® Deep Baking Pan Round Ø 20x7.5cm
- Wilton Decorator Preferred® Deep Baking Pan Round Ø 15x7.5cm
- Wilton – Wide Glide – Rolling Pin 50 cm
- Wilton Cake leveler 25cm
- Wilton Cooling grid
- Wilton Basic Turntable
- Wilton Decorator Preferred Spatula with Angle 22.5 cm
- Wilton Plastic Dowel Sticks set/4
- PME Long Plastic Scraper
- Plastic gloves
Knead the black sugar paste smoothly with a pinch of FunCakes Tylo Powder and make two large spiders with it. Use red nonpareils for the eyes. Stick the spider together with some edible glue and ideally let it dry for two days.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (convection oven 160°C).
Prepare 400 g FunCakes Mix for Sponge Cake Deluxe according to the instructions on the package. Grease the baking pans with bake release spray and divide the batter between the two baking pans. Bake the biscuits for about 30-35 minutes and immediately after baking, turn them onto a cooling grid and let them cool down.
Prepare 300 g FunCakes Mix for Buttercream according to the instructions on the package and flavor it to taste with the flavor paste.
Cut the biscuit both twice with the cake leveler. Fill them with jam of your choice and buttercream. Cover the cake all around with a thin layer of buttercream, let it set for half an hour in the fridge and cover the cakes with the lilac fondant.
Stack the cakes on top of each other with gold/silver cardboard and dowels cut to size.
Place some large marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and melt them for about 30 seconds until melted.
Put on the plastic gloves and take a scoop of marshmallows between your hands. Pull your hands apart a few times to create ‘threads’. Fold these ‘threads’ around the cake, repeat this until you are satisfied. Finish the cake with the large spiders.