Spiderman has been a beloved comic-book hero since his first appearance in 1962 in Marvel Comics. For close to 50 years, children have loved the crime-fighting, web-shooting character, and because of this he appears on everything from bedsheets to the silver screen and, of course, on birthday cakes.
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Things you need
- 680gr white or vanilla icing
- Red, blue and black food colouring
- 3 mixing bowls
- 3 plastic bags
- Offset spatula
- Cake mix
- Spiderman cake pan
Purchase a Spiderman cake pan from Birthday in a Box, along with vanilla or chocolate cake mix, white icing, and red, blue and black food colouring (see Resources). The cake pan is a great tool because you won't need any drawing skills: the texture of Spiderman will bake into the cake, making it easy to follow with coloured icing.
Mix the cake batter, following the instructions on the box. Grease the Spiderman cake pan with butter to prevent sticking, and pour the cake mix into the pan. Bake according to the instructions on the box.
Let the cake cool on a rack until it has reached room temperature. When it has cooled, mix about 227gr of white icing with a few drops of blue colouring in a bowl to make a light blue colour. Spread the light blue icing around the sides of the cake and in the empty spaces around Spiderman. Wash off the spatula when you're finished.
Take about 227gr of white icing and mix it with red food colouring in a bowl, until the icing is bright red. Put the icing in a plastic bag using the spatula and cut off the tip of one corner of the bag. Squeeze the icing out from the tip, and cover Spiderman's head---except for his eyes---and hands with red icing.
Add more food colouring to the blue icing if there is any left over, otherwise add more icing to the blue bowl and more blue food colouring, until it is a dark blue. Add the dark blue icing to a bag with the spatula, cut off the tip, and colour Spiderman's arms and the outline of his eyes in dark blue. Wash off the spatula when you're finished.
Add black food colouring to 2 or 85.1gr of white icing and mix until the icing is black, not grey. Add the black icing to a plastic bag, cut a very small amount off one of the corners to create a very thin line and squeeze out the webbing pattern on Spiderman's head, hands and arms. Use what's left of the white icing to fill in Spiderman's eyes using the spatula or the back of a spoon.
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