Spider web cake

This year’s hottest Halloween cake trend is so easy

A sweet and spooky treat that kids of all ages will love

By Alexia Dellner, 20 October 2016
This year’s hottest Halloween cake trend is so easy

Halloween is just around the corner and we've got the perfect spooky sweet that will seriously wow friends and family. Whether you're hosting a fright fest for many or want to make something that will delight your little ones, this year's biggest Halloween trend is the perfect treat.

There are multiple ways to incorporate creepy cobwebs into your bakes, depending on what you have in your kitchen cupboard and how messy you want to get!

Introducing spider web cakes! This spooky design has been spotted on all kinds of bakes, from cakes and cupcakes to cookies and cheesecake. So whatever you’re planning on making this Halloween, why not add a spider on top for a frightfully festive touch? 

There are multiple ways to incorporate creepy cobwebs into your bakes, depending on what you have in your kitchen cupboard and how messy you want to get! One option that kids will love is to carefully melt marashmallows in the microwave and then stretch the web-like mixture with your hands and wrap around your cake - this mesmerising cake decorating video shows you how.

Alternatively, use a piping bag to create the spider web shape like our bright orange spider web cake or use a knife to pull out the design and mark the spider's web like in our cheesecake recipe.  

Discover five ways to enjoy this year's hottest Halloween baking trend below...

Spider cake

This delicious spider cake features a winning combination of orange and chocolate. Make the sponges in advance and then let the kids help decorate for the perfect fright night treat. 

Spider web cupcakes


These dark chocolate and white chocolate cupcakes almost look too good to eat!

Spider's web cheesecake

No piping necessary for this spider treat. But don't decorate the cheesecake with its web design more than an hour before you serve it, otherwise the chocolate will run.

Spider web cookies

Featuring classic Halloween colours, these cookies would make great trick or treat gifts! 

Spider web cake

This zesty orange sponge cake makes a real party piece - but who will get to eat up the spider? 

Looking for more Halloween treats? Check out 19 genius Halloween party food ideas here. And you can pick up all your fright fest supplies from Asda