Oreo Spider Cake


Today I made a cake.

From a box mix.

Yeah, that’s right..a box mix.

And I frosted it.

Then I stuck Oreos to the sides.

You can do it too.


Here’s how…

Bake your cake and using some food coloring turn it orange.  It’s Halloween in a month, after all.

Bake it up like the box says…or if you’re not as lazy as me, I am sure you could bake it from scratch.  I just happen to like boxed cake.

I used a cute little mini cake pan that I just got.  It was a 4 inch pan.  I tried to be all creative with the camera and make the cake appear larger, but I am not a camera ninja…so it just looked like I baked a small cake.

I used some chocolate frosting for the filling…

And then made  buttercream and frosted the whole cake.

With some of my leftover chocolate frosting I piped on the spider web.  I used a piping bag and a #4 decorating tip. You could certainly use a Ziplock bag and snip off the corner.  Whatever is easiest for you.

I extended the “web” down the side of the cake and used some mini Oreo cookies for the spiders.

With some leftover frosting I quickly gave the spiders some little eyes.

Then we ate it. We all had mini slices.  I felt like a giant.

Hope you’re having a great week!

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September 13, 2011 11:19 pm

ahhh! i love this cake! i’m happy to see you’re not anti-box cake, too. sometimes, making a pretty cake is way more important than making one from scratch! love the orange on the inside, too. might have to make one of these, as well!

April 19, 2012 12:43 pm

What a great idear, love this

September 13, 2011 11:21 pm

That is one adorable cake – and seems so simple! I’m all about simple adorable cakes!

September 13, 2011 11:30 pm

ridiculously cute. i wanna feel like a giant cause i am always 2 inches to short for everything, like reaching things on the high shelf and seeing over people wearing cowboy hats.

September 13, 2011 11:37 pm

this is such an adorable idea! i love it :)

September 13, 2011 11:37 pm

This cake is so cute! It looked big to me. Great job!

Donna Giblin
September 13, 2011 11:40 pm

LOVE this….so easy and so cute!!

September 13, 2011 11:45 pm

What an adorable cake! I love the little spiders on the sides. Inspiring!

September 13, 2011 11:48 pm

Thank you. I love it.

September 13, 2011 11:51 pm

That is so stinkin cute! You are so smart! Love the tiny cake and love that you tinted the cake orange:)

September 13, 2011 11:56 pm

Hooray for cake mixes!

I dig those Oreo Spiders and am jealous of your tiny cake pan.

September 14, 2011 12:00 am

This is super cute!! Very cretive, yet simple… a great combo!

September 14, 2011 12:14 am

So cute!!

I want a mini cake. I want to be a giant.

September 14, 2011 12:20 am

Perfectly precious!

September 14, 2011 12:36 am

Too stinkin cute!

Catherine Myers
September 14, 2011 12:37 am

Looks like a giant marshmallow covered in spiders….yum!!! Going to try to find me some mini cake pans!!! Too FUN!!! THANKS for sharing!

September 14, 2011 12:56 am

What a FABULOUS cake! Shelly you outdid yourself on this one :) I love it! Cute mini cake.

September 14, 2011 12:57 am

Love this cake! I don’t ever feel bad about using a boxed mix. Whatever makes life easier… can I get an AMEN!

September 14, 2011 1:07 am

This is absolutely adorable, Shelly!

September 14, 2011 1:13 am

love it, those spiders so cute! and love your write up! i find box cakes bake much better than my from scratch cakes…maybe its me…ok yeah its prob me doing something wrong baking from scratch, but box cakes bake nicely and taste pretty awesome :)

September 14, 2011 1:20 am

Sooooo cute! I love how tall it is :)

September 14, 2011 1:23 am

I love that you are two months early with this and I am barely starting to even think about baking with orange things! Thanks for being on top of things for me :)

September 14, 2011 1:24 am

ok I got online to google….fall cake ideas and saw this pop up in the blogroll…I have to take a cake for the fall church carnival cake walk this weekend and wanted something easy but witty ya know….where people will be like who made THAT….THAT is cute…blah blah…this is IT!
I have like 5 minutes to do this on Saturday so I was stressin out but not now so thank you again for your smarts and doo doo’s like me can copy your genius-ness. GRAZI

September 14, 2011 1:25 am

Aggh! Love this cake! The spiders are so fun!

September 14, 2011 1:40 am

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

September 14, 2011 1:45 am

too freakin cute! Love it!

September 14, 2011 1:50 am

I love it! So cute! Love the orange color too! Box mixes are great….I use them a lot :)

September 14, 2011 3:01 am

Oh my gosh…this is genius! Genius, I tell you!

September 14, 2011 3:09 am

This cake is adorable!! Love it!!

September 14, 2011 3:19 am

Where did you get your 4 in. cake pan? I have been on the lookout for one!

September 14, 2011 3:22 am

So cute. You are totally ready for Halloween!

September 14, 2011 3:31 am

Seriously…seriously…seriously, so amazingly cute!

September 14, 2011 3:46 am

Over the top adorable! Making it in the mini cake pans just gives it that extra cuteness factor.

September 14, 2011 3:53 am

So cute!!

September 14, 2011 5:45 am

One of the cutest little cakes EVER!

September 14, 2011 12:27 pm

Shelly this is WAY cute!! I love it!……I stumbled, pinned, tweeted and FB it! haha…..now may I PLEASE have a piece!?

September 14, 2011 12:51 pm

love this! Such a fun idea… and so delicious, too:-)

September 14, 2011 1:06 pm

I am not a cake person, but this looks like one that I could handle! So cute for Halloween! I am liking your “simple” treat ideas.

September 14, 2011 1:41 pm

THAT cake is AWESOME! Love every. single. thing. about. it. Including that it came from a box.

September 14, 2011 2:55 pm

So genius. Simple, perfect, cute. LOVE it! Posted a link on edible crafts :)

September 14, 2011 3:02 pm

Soooo cute! I love the four inch cake pan!

September 14, 2011 4:26 pm

Soooooooo cute! I’m sooooo doing it! ?

September 14, 2011 4:42 pm

Sooo cute. Love the inside as much as the outside!!

September 14, 2011 5:08 pm

I WANT that cake plate! …and that spider cake! I need to find a mini cake pan! (and that cake stand :))

September 14, 2011 6:12 pm

cute & creative, as always (:

September 14, 2011 6:54 pm

ADORABLE!!! I’m always looking for cake ideas that you don’t need “special ” pans for. VERY CREATIVE :-) Thanks for sharing!!

September 14, 2011 7:01 pm

How stinking adorable is that?!?! You totally rocked it girl!

Sara S. in WI
September 14, 2011 8:01 pm

Love it. Then again, I love everything you do.

September 14, 2011 11:05 pm

Truely Awesome!

September 14, 2011 11:36 pm

Simply adorable! Great job! Love how it looks like Halloween without being too spooky!