Well… I finished another cake this week. This week, my task was to make a two dimensional (2D) Spiderman cake.
As always, I checked Dr. Google for some inspirational photos to use. There were lots to choose from… My plan was to make something that was simple but still have movement. I wanted Spiderman to look like he is swinging from building to building. I also toyed with the idea of making the Spiderman bust, but that was way too much cake. In the end, I settled on Spiderman for the side of the cake. With the right Spiderman picture in hand and I was ready to go.
The cake was my delicious chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling. The cookies and cream filling is just crushed Oreos added to my yummy Italian Meringue buttercream. I must admit I love Oreos so this was my opportunity to have a few. I filled and frosted the cake, then covered in blue fondant. I digress, all this talk about Oreos is making me hungry.
I made the Spiderman out of fondant with some CMC added to make it firm. Then painted the black web and shadow on the legs with my black edible marker. I was pleased with the outcome.
Then I made the buildings and some red bricks for the side of the cake. I made the buildings and red bricks out of fondant as well and added yellow fondant windows to the buildings. I then made the white web (you know the one he swings with) to make him look like he is swinging from the roof.
When I added the 2D Spiderman, the bricks and buildings to the cake, the top looked like it needed some love. Plus, I needed something to rest the white web on. I made a standing number eleven (11) out of fondant and laid my web on top. Then, I added a larger web on top of the cake.
At this point, I was very pleased with the cake and had to pull myself away from adding more detail. The final cake. Dryl loved his cake.