I recently made a Spiderman Birthday Cake for my oldest son. This was a really fun cake to make. I used a recipe for fluffy yellow cake from Annie's Eats. It worked well for layering large tiers and was a fairly simple recipe. I made three batches of this cake batter to fill two 12" layers and two 8" layers. I used two wooden dowel rods in the center of the cakes to help hold the layers together since they were large.
I frosted the cake with an easy buttercream icing and used paste food colors. I used almost a whole jar of Christmas red to achieve the bright red. I piped the black webbing with an icing bag using more buttercream icing. This icing was great for spreading on the cake, but I would use an icing with shortening next time for piping because the icing was a little drippy and hard to use.
My husband made the silhouette of New York City by rolling out gum paste which he had colored grey and cutting out an outline of the city.
He even made the Brooklyn Bridge and I used a fine tip to pipe the cables.
Check out the dirigible. Such a creative husband!
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