Gotta love Martha Stewart. I love reading her website for ideas and I saw her post a No-Bake Spiderweb Cheesecake. I thought the spiderweb design on top of the cake was great. I used her method to recreate the design on cupcakes.
Baked cupcakes (I used Pillbury’s Devil Food Cake)
White Betty Crocker cookie icing
Betty Crocker Decorating Gel in black
After baking the cupcakes, I waited for them to cool down to start decorating.
Apply a thin layer of the white Betty Crocker cookie icing onto the cupcakes. After covering the surface of the cupcake, wait for the icing to set, about 5 minutes. Now you can start making the web.
Starting in the center of the cupcake, pipe a spiral.
Pull the tip of a paring knife in a gently curved line from the center of the spiral to outer edge. Do not push the knife into the dried white icing. Move across the surface of the icing lightly, only moving the black gel icing down. Wipe knife clean, and repeat to form a web.