Spider web cake
Weave a tangled web from melted marshmallows for this elegantly eerie dessert.
Step 1: Prepare two boxes of cake mix (any flavor) according to package directions. You will need two round cake pans: one 4 “W x 4” H; the other 7 “W x 4” H.
Trace the bottom of a mold on parchment; cut out and place at the bottom of this mold. Repeat for the other pan. Coat the inside of both pans, including the parchment paper liners, with cooking spray.
2nd step: Divide the cake batter between the molds. In a 350 ° F oven, bake the small cake for 25 to 30 minutes and the larger cake for 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool.
Step 3: Level the top of each cake. Frost top of larger cake with white buttercream. Then center the cupcake on it. Frost the entire two-tiered cake.
Step 4: Microwave eight ounces of marshmallows in a bowl for 30 seconds, until gooey but still lumpy. Stir until smooth and cool enough to handle. Pinch a little marshmallow; stretch to create a long, thin wick; and drop it on the cake. Repeat the operation by applying wicks until all the cake is covered with “strap”.
Step 5: To make the spiders, you will need black fondant. Use your hands to shape a 1 ½ inch ball and nine ½ inch balls. Partially flatten the top of the large ball and a small one; then use a drop of water to tie them together, creating the head and body. Roll the remaining balls into long leg tubes, fold in the middle and attach, using one drop of water for each, to the body as shown. Repeat, using slightly smaller balls, to create a second spider.
Get the buttercream recipe.