How to Make a Spider Web for a Spiderman Cake

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How to Make a Spider Web for a Spiderman Cake
Make a spiderweb cake for your favourite Spiderman fan. (Handout/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

Since the day Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider in 1962, kids have been fans of that unassuming superhero, Spiderman. One part geeky nerd and the other part world-saving hero, Spiderman is a hero with which many children identify. If your child is a big fan of Spidey, surprise him with a spiderweb decorated cake for his next birthday party. This simple design takes minutes to make and fits perfectly with a Spiderman birthday party theme.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 2 finished round cake layers
  • Serving tray or cake platter
  • 1 batch white frosting
  • Food colouring
  • Spoons
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Black gel icing in tube
  • Toothpick

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place one cake layer in the middle of a serving tray or cake platter. Place about 1/2 cup of frosting on top of the cake layer. Smooth the frosting out to cover the entire cake layer. Center the second cake layer on top of the first.

  2. 2

    Divide the remaining frosting into two bowls. Use food colouring to dye one bowl of frosting royal blue and the other bright red.

  3. 3

    Frost the sides of the cake in a thick layer of royal blue frosting. Use a spatula to make the sides smooth.

  4. 4

    Frost the top of the cake with the bright red frosting. Use a spatula to perfectly smooth the top surface frosting.

  5. 5

    Use the gel frosting to draw a circle in the centre of the cake, keeping the line 1 inch from the middle where all the lines cross. This circle will be a total of 2 inches across. Make another circle 1 inch farther out, and a final circle another inch farther away from the centre. You now have three concentric circles on top of your cake in a sort of bull's-eye design.

  6. 6

    Place a toothpick into the frosting at the centre of the cake. Draw a line in the frosting from the centre down toward the outside edge as if the cake were a clock and you were drawing toward the number 6. Place the toothpick back in the centre of the cake and draw a line up to the top of the cake toward the imaginary number 12.

  7. 7

    Pull the toothpick through the frosting again from the centre toward the imaginary numbers 2, 4, 8 and 10. Each time you drag the toothpick through the frosting you will pull the gel lines down a little bit, creating a draped swag effect that looks like a spider web.

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