I was so impressed by these spider cakes I found on Not Martha that I had to try and make these gluten free for Halloween.
These cakes were easy to make. Just whip up your favorite chocolate cake mix. Pour it into a dome cake pan. Baking according to the package instructions for muffins.
|If you need to, you can cut off the tops so that they can lay flat on the plate.|
|Beautiful little dome cakes.|
Invert cakes and cool.
Frost the cakes with your favorite chocolate frosting, or leave the cakes without frosting. Check out what that looks like at Not Martha-- they look awesome.
Next, I wanted a spiderweb on the plate, but the presentation is just as beautiful on a white plate.
Make a white frosting :
2-1/4 confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp dairy free milk
Mix together until the sugar is dissolved and the frosting is smooth.
Make the chocolate frosting:
Melt 1/2 cup of dairy free chocolate chips. Place chocolate frosting in a plastic baggie. Cut a small hole in one of the corners. You want to be able to pipe a small bead of frosting.
|Spread frosting on the plate.|
|Make chocolate circles.|
|Pull the chocolate with a toothpick starting at the center.|
|Pull until you have done the whole thing.|
One thing to note, don't wait too long before piping on your chocolate circles, or they won't pull well. That is what happened to me here. My second plate was better.
Place your spider body on the plate.
I used licorice ( you can get Gluten Free Licorice here), to make the legs. Cut small triangles (but don't cut through) where you want the legs to bend.
If you don't want to use licorice, you can always pipe thick chocolate frosting onto the plate, creating legs.