Scared of spiders? Play on your party guests’ fears with the first of our Halloween cake ideas – a scrumptiously spooky spider cake.
You’ll need all the standard sponge ingredients, some pre-made icing and a packet of sugary or liquorice laces. Simply whip up a regular sponge with your eggs, sugar, flour and cocoa powder, and bake for approximately half an hour before setting aside to cool.
Once cooled, coat your spooky cakes in your pre-made icing. Then you can start decorating!
Mix it up with spider webs and dangly spiders, or go flat out and create your very own giant, spooky, sugary spider. Simply twist and break up your laces to create the best shapes for your spider Halloween cake -liquorice sticks make the best legs!
Pumpkin Halloween Party Cake
You can make pumpkin Halloween cakes by adding peeled pumpkin to your sponge mix for a taste of authenticity, or simply opt for an easy sponge with a pumpkin design.
You’ll need to make two sponges for this, and also need orange food colouring, green food colouring, enough fondant icing to cover your cake and a bowl of buttercream.
Once your sponges have cooled, let the creativity begin.
Spread your buttercream over the top of the lower sponge to create your filling. Place the top sponge over the filling and mix your orange food colouring with a large dollop of your fondant icing. Setting a smaller amount of icing mixture aside for later. Spread the orange icing over your sponges.
Mix the remaining icing with your green food colouring, and shape it to look like a pumpkin stem, adding it to the centre of the top sponge.
If you’ve got time, carve the edges of your cake to resemble the groves of a real, authentic pumpkin. You can also carve jagged shapes to look like the eyes and mouth of a spooky Jack-O-Lantern. And there you have it! A horribly good Halloween cake suitable for all of your guests.