I used a standard cup cake mix for the small cakes. You'll find the recipe in one of my earlier posts. For the larger cake I used a basic Victoria sponge recipe and cooked the mixture in a rounded pudding shaped baking tin.
Once the cakes were cooked I decorated them with royal icing. For the small cup cakes I made some butter icing and covered the cakes before covering the cake tops with discs of white royal icing. I then added molded black roses to half the cup cake batch and I made spiders with black icing for the other six cup cakes.
To finish off the rose cakes I brushed them with silver cake decoration to give the effect of spider web
|The rose cup cakes dusted with silver|
|I was going to use googly for the spiders but I used icing instead|
To give the spider a bit more detail I added spots of black icing across the spiders back. To finish I made the spider legs using black fluffy pipe cleaners which I twisted and bent and then added to the cake with small blobs of black icing .
Hope you have a Happy Halloween.