Introduction: How to Make a Spiderman Cake
In this instructable I will show you how to make a Spiderman Cake. Spiderman is one of my favorite superheroes. I had a request to make a superhero cake so I decided to make a Spiderman cake. One of my good friends also likes Spiderman, so I decided to surprise him with this cake. This cake is pretty easy to make, it gets a bit tedious putting on the black fondant for the webbing, but if I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
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Follow the steps below or watch the video tutorial, or do both!
Step 1: Ingredients/Tools
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- 1 Cake Mix (any flavor, or make it from scratch, and associated ingredients)
- Frosting (any flavor)
- Red Fondant 24 oz
- Black Fondant 4 oz
- White Fondant 4 oz
- 10 inch cake pan
- 12 inch cake board
- Aluminum foil
- Spiderman Face Printout (from online)
- Rolling Pin or Fondant Rolling pin
- Fondant Smoother (optional)
- Thin Paint Brush
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Step 2: Bake Cake
First we need to bake our cake. I just used a traditional chocolate cake mix. You can use your own favorite cake recipe here or use a cake mix from the store. I baked mine in a 10 inch round cake pan. Then let your cake cool completely. Take it out of the pan and place on a cake board. I am using a 12 inch cake board which I covered with aluminum foil.
Step 3: Trim and Shape Cake
Now we need to trim and shape our cake. I first trim off the top a little bit. Then I place a spiderman template, which I made from an image I found online, on top of the cake and cut around it with a knife. Next I trim the sides little by little until I get the shape of the face that I want. Only take a little off at a time, you can always take more off, it's harder if you trim too much off. But if that happens, you will just have to patch it with frosting and leftover cake, or fondant.
Step 4: Frost the Cake
Now frost the cake completely. I am using a chocolate buttercream frosting. You can use whatever kind of frosting that you want.
Step 5: Apply Fondant and Trim It
Now we need to apply our red fondant. First take your fondant out of its package and knead it a bit until it gets really nice and soft, about 2 to 4 minutes or so. Then using a rolling pin or fondant rolling pin roll out the fondant to be a few inches in diameter bigger then your cake and about 1/8 of an inch thick. Now roll it back onto the rolling pin lightly, then roll it back over the cake. Next use your hands to fit it to the cake. At this point you can use a fondant smoother if you like. Then take a knife and trim off the extra fondant at the base of the face.
Step 6: Cut Out the Eyes
Next we take our template and cut out the eyes, the black and white part, so the whole eye. Then roll out some black fondant (make sure to knead it first) and with a knife cut around the eye template you just made. You should wind up with two black eye pieces.
Step 7: Cut Out White Part of Eye
Now we create a template for the white part of the eye, but cutting that part away from the black. Then roll out kneaded white fondant and place the eye piece on it, then cut around it with a knife. Next place that white piece on top of the black piece. Use a bit of water underneath to act as glue to hold it in place.
Step 8: Place Eyes on Face
Now using our template line it up on our cake, so we have a guide on where to put our eyes. Then using some water, we attach the eyes to the cake. It's coming together nicely!
Step 9: Add the Webbing
Now comes the fun and tedious part! We need to roll out little string like pieces of black fondant for the webbing, then attach them to the cake. We will use a bit of water to hold it in place. It is a good idea to use a toothpick and draw your lines first. I start with the straight lines down the middle of the face first. Then do the sides of the face. Once you have those complete you are ready to do the inner webbing parts. Again make little lines with your toothpick, using your template for a guide. Then add a bit of water with your paintbrush, and place the fondant. Then your awesome Spiderman Cake will be complete! It is a great gift and sure to impress your kids, friends, etc.
Step 10: Video Tutorial
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Don't forget to watch the video tutorial and watch the steps come to life!