Saturday, 12 April 2014
Spiderman Cake Tutorial
I have been a bit slow writing this one up! A year and a quarter to be precise. Middle man still is a spiderman fan, and for his third birthday I made him this cake. I know you can buy really nice spiderman faces in the shops, but there is something in me that says I need to make it myself (although I did cave in and by a Spongebob cake for Daddy's birthday as I didn't have time to make one.)
The cake is really easy to make, however if I made one again I would make the face thinner as by time I had iced him, Spiderman needed to go on a bit of a diet.
Start by baking a round sponge twice and sandwiching it together with buttercream and jam. Then cut a face shape and cover in red roll out icing. I then iced a black line down the middle and cut out eye shapes from paper that I could use as a guide for the correct size later.
I continued with the black icing as webbing. Here I found it helpful to score the icing with a knife when I was doing the straight lines.
Lastly I cut around the eye templetes onto layered black and yellow icing.
Middle man was happy with his cake!