Simple Spiderweb Cake

Simple Spiderweb Cake | Homan at Home

This simple spiderweb cake is made from the other half of the cake mix I used for the witch cut-up cake last week. The one I did is a single layer 9×9 circle, but this technique could be used on a cake of just about any size or shape.

This spiderweb requires two skills — frosting a cake and piping a line. If you add the little chocolate spider, then you need to be able to make a frosting glob. And yes, that is the technical term.

Simple Spiderweb Cake | Homan at Home

It is ridiculously easy, and the final product looks like you have mad decorating skills. I love projects like these — people think I can decorate cakes, but mostly I can just pipe globs, stars, and lines.

For this project, feel free to use any cake or frosting you’d like, but I’ll drop my favorite doctored cake mix and decorator’s buttercream recipes here.

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Doctored Cake Mix

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 pkg cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pkg instant pudding
  • cup melted butter


  • Mix together all ingredients.
  • Pour into cupcake liners. Fill only to 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 350 degress for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Decorator’s Buttercream


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp water or milk


  • Beat together butter, shortening, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments until mixed well.
  • Add water or milk in 1 Tbsp increments, mixing until desired consistency is achieved.
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And without further ado, the spiderweb cake decorating breakdown:

Simple Spiderweb Cake, Step-by-Step


  • cake, baked and cooled
  • frosting tinted white, orange, and brown/black
  • 2 piping bags
  • Wilton tips 4 and 12


Start by frosting your entire cake as smoothly as you can.

Then using your #4 tip and the white icing, pipe a line straight across the middle of the cake. Next, pipe a straight line that crosses the first line to make an even cross. It’s okay if your cross isn’t perfect. Mine sure isn’t!

Next, pipe two more lines to divide the cake into 8 pieces.

Mine ended up slightly off-centered, and you can see where I accidentally hit the cake with my hand and tried to cover it up (bottom right). It’s still going to look cute, though!

Your next step is to create the webbing. Starting about an inch from the middle, pipe swoops between each of the lines.

I ended up making three rows of swoops spaced about an inch apart. This is what it looks like when you’re done swooping.

If you’d like, you can call it quits here. I wanted to continue down the sides, so I just extended my straight lines down the sides of the cake and made two more rows of swoops.

The final touch is the spider. Feel free to use a candy spider, or one of those spider rings pressed into the cake. I didn’t have anything like that, so I used some chocolate frosting and the #12 tip to pipe a small glob off-center.

This was followed by a larger glob right next to it.

And lastly, I switched to the #4 tip to pipe some legs. That’s it!

Simple Spiderweb Cake | Homan at Home

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