Easily make colorful fondant spiders using Wilton White Decorator Preferred Fondant and Round Double Cut-Outs Set. The creepy-crawlies decorate the side of a cake that?s perfect to serve at a Halloween party.
Make layered cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 in. cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Level, torte, fill and stack layers on cake circle for a 2-layer cake, 5 in. high.
Ice cake. Tint portion of icing black; reserve majority white. Use spatula and white icing to ice cake smooth.
Make spiders. Tint 1 oz. fondant each light and dark orange, light and dark green, and light and dark violet. Use fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant, separately, 1/16 in. thick.
Use straight side of round cut-out ?D? to cut spider bodies and straight side of round ?F? to cut spider heads from dark tinted fondant.
Use wide end of tip 2A to cut dots from light tinted fondant. Also, cut diamonds, each ½ in. x 3/8 in., and triangles, each 1/8 in., from light tinted fondant. Use brush and piping gel to attach dots, diamonds, triangles and heads to spider bodies. Use brush and piping gel to attach spiders to cake.
Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and white icing to pipe dot eyeballs. Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and black icing to pipe dot pupils.
Decorate cake. Use tip 2, a cut disposable decorating bag and black icing to pipe spider legs and string. Use tip 4, a cut disposable decorating bag and white icing to pipe bead bottom border.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.