The first post I want to share with you is this fun spider man cake. It is so easy, even a beginning baker can do this no problem. I’ll just jump right in! Please excuse the crappy cell phone pictures…I don’t even KNOW where my camera is right now. First, I baked two 10″ layers– I needed them a little larger than my standard 8″ since they were feeding more people. Let them cool completely, level off the tops, then stack them with some icing in between. I iced the cake in a pretty light blue color, getting it fairly smooth. I just stacked the cake right on the cake carrier I was sending it in. it was a family party, so they didn’t mind at all!! After I had it iced, I tinted some buttercream with my black food coloring. It takes quite a bit to get a true black color, and to be perfectly honest, it will taste yucky. But since we aren’t covering the cake in the black icing, just go to town and get it black, black, black! Put it into a piping bag or ziploc bag with a round tip on it (one that you would use to write with). To get the spiderweb design on the cake, I piped lines right across the cake in sections, just like you would cut a pie. Then just make little curved lines like shown.
Ok, so for the actual Spider-Man part– I printed out an image that I found on google, cut it out, then laminated it. I realize not everyone has a laminator at their disposal though. You can always just use clear packing tape and make strips across the image, and match it up with a second layer on the other side of the image (basically putting the two sticky sides together). That essentially ‘laminates’ the image. You wouldn’t want to just put it on the cake as regular paper, since the oil in the buttercream would mess that up so fast, it wouldn’t even get out the door.
Ok, so I will do my best to start posting regularly again. Happy Monday!