How to Frost a Chocolate Spiderweb Cake for Halloween

Shockingly easy and delicious!

You guys, this frosting tutorial might be the easiest of all time. While we’re all too familiar with Pinterest fails, this is not one of those times. We whipped up this chocolate spiderweb cake that is not only simple for all the icing challenged out there, it’s also deliciously fudgy. You can use the same technique on cookies, cupcakes, and finger paintings. Watch, frost, repeat.

Chocolate Spiderweb Cake Frosting Directions

What You Need
Mixing bowl
Chocolate cake
Chocolate ganache
White chocolate
Ziploc bag
Knife or toothpick
Optional spider candy or figurines

1. Frost your cake with a thick layer of ganache (see recipe here).
2. Melt your white chocolate in a microwave safe Ziploc bag.
3. Cut a small hole in one of the corners of the bag, this is how you will control the line of your white chocolate decorating.
4. Draw a continuous spiral around your cake, starting in the middle (or off center for a more realistic web look) and work your way out to the edges.
5. Take a knife or toothpick and drag a line from the center of the spiral out to the edge of the cake. This will give the white chocolate a pulled look.
6. Repeat in pie sized increments around the whole cake.
7. Add spider candy or figurines as embellishments.
8. Enjoy!


Nicole Renard is a Senior at Chapman University studying Television and...