The annual spider cake is a Halloween tradition in our family. My mother—being a more patient and talented person than I—pipes these lovely orange spiders (complete with smiles and eyes) onto their web of chocolate and white icing. This year’s cake featured an impressive nine grinning spiders!
Inside, a dense, fudgy chocolate cake awaits in all of its firm deliciousness. The hours and artistry that go into these made-from-scratch delights is truly astounding to me. This Halloween treat is a real work of art. And, sometimes, the best way to appreciate art is by eating it.