Let’s face it when we were a kid we all like superheroes. We regularly watched on TV those superhero moves. We even gather some collectible items from posters to their real-life figures whenever they are available in stores. These childhood memories of them are priceless. Now that we are all grown up, our kids also are fond of it and enjoying their childhood with these superheroes. The fascination continues for every generation, and now it’s our kids turn to appreciate every bit of it. Fortunately, the movie industry has never run out for this kind of movies for them to watch. Of course, we also want to have a part in giving them surprises with superheroes. Here’s suggestion, on your kids birthday, why not have one of them - Spiderman on a cake?
It won’t be as hard as you might look at it. In fact, it’s the web design that makes it look intricate and fancy but it is easy to make and can be done in less time. I know it can be overwhelming especially if it is your first time to decorate your cake with icing but we will erase all those worries as we will guide you all the way with this step by step tutorial for you to follow and we guarantee you that it will come out as charming as Spiderman is. Your kids will adore you for making one for them. You can just bask in with those big smiles and sweet faces on one happy kid. I’m pretty sure that their friends are going love it also and will talk about it in days to come. They might even tell it to their parents about how super you made it.
Now that you’re ready to make it, you can put your apron on, prepare for the ingredients and the tools you would need and blast off with this step by step tutorial on how to make a buttercream Spiderman birthday cake.
Spider-man Cake tools and materials
- 14-inch square cake board
- Cake box
- Spiderman cake pan
- Mixing bowl
- Piping bags
- Stand mixer/hand mixer
- Turning table (optional)
- 1 Betty Crocker SuperMoist vanilla cake mix boxes
- 1 cup water
- 0.5 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
For Spiderman decoration style
- Red Paste Color
- Buttercream frosting.See the recipe
Spider-man Cake Video
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Directions to make spiderman birthday cake with pictures
Step 1: Turn the oven on, set the temperature at 350F (180C). Use a spiderman cake pan, then use cooking spray the bottom and around the edges. (make sure it is oiled carefully, otherwise the cake will stick and break)
Step 2: In the mixing bowl, place the liquid first: water, eggs, oil, then put the cake mix finally on top of that. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer, start at 30 seconds on slow speed, scrape down the mixing bowl then increase the speed to medium for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Tip all the cake mixture to the ready cake-tins. Then bake for about 30-40 minutes (make sure the oven came to the right temperature already). Check with a skewer or a knife; the cake should be ready if the skewer/knife comes out clean. Then leave the cake in spiderman pan for 10 minutes before tipping out, make sure it completely cooled down to decorate.
Step 4: Prepare a recipe of buttercream frosting, then coloring by using soft gel color, we just need red color for spiderman face area. The rest just using white buttercream (no color) and black buttercream (used for drawing details of spiderman face and borders, I buy in black buttercream because I can not color it by using color, it always turns out grey or brown)
Step 5: Icing and piping, enjoyable and easy task, see how to do it in my video, 100% you can do it.
Step 6 (optional): Use ganache to draw happy birthday and name, or anything you would like to write.
It was a wonderful and exciting one to make, right? I hope that you enjoyed making this smashing Spiderman icing cake too as much as your kids would treasure to see you made it with love especially for them. I’m certain that you made it really well. So how about sharing with us your photos of your finish product? We would appreciate it very much. If you have comments, questions and even suggestions, we would be delighted to hear from you. If this tutorial been helpful, share it with your friends and family. We’re grateful to you for trying this one out and we’ll see you soon for more exciting features!