1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package fudge marble cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 (3-ounce) package orange-flavored gelatin
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup cold water
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 nonpareils candies
2 (0.68-ounce) tubes black decorating gel
Swirled chocolate chips, if desired
Plastic spiders, if desired
- Before decorating, smooth frosting surface with table knife that has been warmed with hot water.
- Squeezable ready-to-use decorator frosting is available in the baking isle of the supermarket. You can use it to decorate cakes, cookies, etc.
- Colorful spiders can be purchased at most discount stores during the Halloween holiday season.
- Nonpareil candies are small chocolate discs covered with tiny white or colored sugar pellets. They are used to decorate cake, cupcakes, cookies, etc. You can find them in the bulk or candy aisle in most supermarkets.