Hosting a Halloween party and need a Halloween cake idea? This surprise spider cake is perfect for Halloween!
Are you ready for something a littttle bit spooky? Only on Pizzazzerie will you get a DIY for personalized satin ribbon for luxe gifting and then spiders coming out of a cake. What? I know. I debated sharing this one because it’s a bit creepy and wierd but you know what, I love it.
And I think all 6 year old boys across the country will side with me. So here we have it. This idea was born from the surprise confetti cakes that have been popping up everywhere the past few years. Similar…accept way creepier!
Truly though, slice into this Halloween cake and out come a lot of spiders. What do you call a group of spiders? A flock? A gander? A herd? Completely creepy is what you call them.
Wait until you see the faces when they see these come pouring onto the cake stand. Have you seen the ring spiders on top of cupcakes at grocery store bakeries before? Ring spiders would be cute inside of this too. Spooky, yes, but still cute in my opinion!
So how do you get the spiders (or Halloween candy for those that are totally creeped out), I’ve put step by step pictures and directions below!
Spider Cake Tutorial & Recipe
For the purposes of this “recipe”, I’ve used a simple white cake and vanilla frosting. The idea here is the spider part so you can use any cake and frosting combo that your heart desires.
I do recommend a lighter cake color just so that the spiders will contrast. Don’t worry chocoholics, you can put chocolate frosting on it if you’d like!
Too scary? Like I said, use the idea and put your own twist on it! Candy corn surprise cake would be super cute and very non-spooky.
Or even a variety of leftover Halloween candy. Can you imagine cutting into a cake and out pours mini candy bars? I think that is what heaven will be like. Might have to try that one!
Meanwhile, I hope you try this spider surprise cake for Halloween!
Halloween Spider Surprise Cake
- 1 recipe, white cake - see instructions below
- 3-4 cups vanilla frosting
- handful of spooky spiders
- Bake your cake into 2 rounds (I used 8 inch rounds). After cooling, slice each cake round into two layers.
- Stack three of your four layers and use a knife to carefully cut out a hole in the center (about 2 1/2 inches wide). Remove that cake portion leaving an open hole.
- Separate your cake layers once again and frost between them.
- Stack again, frosting between each layer.
- Finish with the fully round (no hole in the middle) fourth layer.
- Cover with frosting and decorate with extra spiders!