Friday, May 30, 2014


I know how much you all love to find creative (and super easy) ways to decorate cakes, and here's another cool design, I knew you'd love!

It's a simple chocolate cake with white icing and chocolate spiders.... a favorite dessert around the Manor.

You can make the spiders ahead of time with Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce.

Spiders are pretty easy to make with this stuff, and I'm warning you... it is addicting!

I recommend pouring the chocolate sauce into a squeeze bottle with a narrow tip. (You can find these in the art and/or painting section of your favorite craft store)

You'll want to practice this on a sheet of wax paper, on a flat surface. Make a fat circle for the body of the spider, then make a smaller circle for the head, right next to it. Then make 3 legs on each side of the body.

You may want to practice this a few times until you get the hang of it. And the best part, is you can munch on the mistakes while you're practicing!

Once you're feeling pretty confident, take a cookie tray lined with wax paper, and make the spiders on that. Make as many spiders as you want for on the cake. Then put the tray in the refrigerator to set for about 10 minutes.

I like to make the web out of the Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce, too. But you can also do it with a pastry bag and tip, if you prefer.

And remember when you're dealing with chocolate spiders.... the more the better!

Happy Friday!