My son William wanted a Spiderman cake. I thought it would be cool if I did a Spiderman Birthday cake in the shape of #8. The entire cake is frost with buttercream.  Although it is a time-consuming cake, at the end it was well worth it.

For this particular cake, I only used two main colors: black and red. To make things easier, I purchased an already made buttercream, and a Spiderman cake topper.

I simply baked two cakes in the same size. I cut and shaped into the number 8. I frosted the cake with a thin layer of buttercream and then refridgerate for about ten minutes. This will provide a crumb coat for easier frosting and decorating.
I simply baked two cakes in the same size. I cut and shaped into the number 8. I frosted the cake with a thin layer of buttercream and then refrigerated for about ten minutes. This will provide a crumb coat for easier frosting and decorating.

Frosting ready

I tinted some buttercream red.  You will use a lot of tint to get the proper red. I applied a generous layer of buttercream on the cake.

In order to smooth out the cake, I used a paper towel to smooth out the entire cake.  This helps give the cake a finished look.

Frost with red-tinted buttercream.
Frost with red-tinted buttercream.

The “Web”

I tinted some buttercream in black and piped in the “web”.  After setting the cake topper in the middle of the cake, I lined up the web to match the lines of the cake topper. It tuned out great as a guide for me. I did use a toothpick to line up any imperfections.

I placed the cake topper in the center.
I placed the cake topper in the center.

This is the finished cake.  I used balck tinted buttercream to pipe the
This is the finished cake. I used black tinted buttercream to pipe the

The finished product

The cake was an absolute huge hit.  It took a lot of time, steady hands, and patience but everyone was awed by it.  William was so happy!!

At last, time to blow out the candles.
At last, time to blow out the candles.