The spooky design is perfect for Halloween parties.

By Real Simple
Updated October 14, 2016
Philip Friedman; Styling: Colleen Riley

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, there’s no shortage of inspiration for spooky crafts and festive treats. In fact, scouring the Internet for your Halloween party needs can send you down a never-ending rabbit hole. To help you narrow it down (and have the best dessert table around), we’ve identified this year’s biggest Halloween dessert trend: the spiderweb. We’ve seen it on cakes, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and even Rice Krispie treats, which means that matter what you’re making, we bet there’s a way to spiderweb-it.

There’s more than one way to make the creepy cobwebs. One option is to melt marshmallows in the microwave and then stretch them with your hands (note: this is a very sticky project), then wrap them around a chocolate ganache-covered cake. A second option is to use a piping bag (or plastic bag with the corner snipped off) to pipe royal icing onto your cake in the shape of a spiderweb. Or, in the case of the brownies below, use the bag to pipe a peanut butter mixture! Check out our version—a simple spiderweb cake recipe that pretty much anyone can achieve—then get more dessert inspiration from Instagram below.