I wanted to make webs that I could pick up and drape on a cake without paying the high cost for that icing veil or whatever it is called. So I added a little here, and added a little there, and this is what I came up with, enjoy and let me know if it works out for you!!!

Gummy Spider Webs with marshmallows


  • 3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tarter
  • 1 Tsp Vanella
  • 1 1/2-2 pounds Powdered Sugar
  • 2 cups Marshmallows (squish into measuring cup as much as you can) melted
  • 8 Packages Geletin
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • Food dye gel


  1. 3 Tablespoons meringue powder, 6 Tablespoons Water, 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tarter, 1 tsp vanella, mix well with wisk until lumps are gone. Add Powdered Sugar until it is about twice as thick as buttercream icing. (very stiff) may be lumpy. Add melted marshmallows. Dump 8 packages of geletin into a separate bowl and mix with 1 cup hot water, wisk until all lumps are gone. Add to Previous mixture by pouring geletin mixture through a strainer, and mix with a wisk until smooth. Add food gel dye to desired color and then microwave entire mixture 20 seconds at a time until very warm and mixture is smooth. Pour into piping bag and using a #5 tip pipe webs onto wax paper covered with a good layer of crisco to prevent sticking. If you don’t use crisco they will stick to wax paper. Let set up for about 4-5 hours and then pick up webs careful not to let the webs bend and touch itself (they won’t crack but will stick to itself!!) and drape on cake. As you work, your mixture WILL thicken, when it is too hard to pipe just take the tip off your bag and microwave on a plate for 5 seconds, replace tip and run tip under hot water while squeezing bag slightly until it flows easily again. When mixture in bowl thickens, just microwave for 20 seconds at a time until warm and smooth again. I hope this works for you as well as it did for me!! Just rember, you have to work with this stuff warm!! You can refrigerate mixture and just warm and wisk up again for more use.


hazeleyes70 Says... 2009-10-05 09:40:51

Hi...I like your recipe and was wondering if you have a picture of your end result? I am trying a Halloween cake for the first time this year and looking for ideas.


petulina Says... 2010-09-25 11:02:15

can you teli me how much weight is 8 Packages Geletin?(you mean gelatin?)

cupcakesnbuttercream Says... 2010-10-28 15:58:26

The first time I tried this recipe, I used it for webs on a superhero cake. I love the option of picking it up and placing on the cake, because my hands are too shaky for piping. I'm trying it again today for a halloween cake! I plan to add black color, we'll see how it goes....

conwayinkzn Says... 2010-11-04 00:43:44

Hi there, we don't have meringue powder in South Africa. Would that be the same as using egg whites and icing sugar to the meringue stage?

I really hope this recipe works as the shipping costs more than the product and then they can't ship it here as it's "perishable". I could use it for soooo many things and love experimenting so this is really awesome.

Thanks, Lee-Ann

conwayinkzn Says... 2010-11-05 02:11:42

Hi again, how many grams are your packages of gelatin please. Ours are in 10 gram sachets (0.3 ounces). Thanks, Lee-Ann

bnmusician Says... 2011-02-13 22:20:52

Im so excited to try this recipe! I was watching Amazing Cakes one day and one of the decorators was using what she called a flexible royal icing for webs on a cake. I looked online for a recipe and couldnt find one. Then I found the "mix" for it that you could buy, and I honestly didnt want to spend the money either. Thank you for posting this! Cant wait to use it!

bnmusician Says... 2011-02-13 22:23:05

How long does this last if refrigerated?

LisaD68 Says... 2011-08-24 03:24:17

I can't wait to try this. Does anyone know how long this will keep? I only need a little bit, so any information on how/how long this can be stored will be appreciated. Thank you! :-)

Tails Says... 2011-09-13 23:45:19

conwayinkzn - we do have merangue powder, try shops like The Baking Tin (not sure what city you're in, but the Baking Tin is in Rondebosch, Cape Town). They'll have :)

cakemonster7713 Says... 2011-09-15 18:43:22

sounds awesome :) thanks sooo much

lynnh0214 Says... 2011-10-14 09:56:35

I tried this and it was awesome. Thanks so much for passing it on!!

lamnguyen Says... 2014-10-17 05:39:35

Did you ever find out the total weight of gelatin as I live in the UK and we use gelatin sheets more than powder xxx

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