My little guy just turned 4 and he loves Spiderman! We think this is pretty funny because he hasn't seen the movie, just some old cartoons and we've read books with him. For some reason, he has just latched onto the idea of all things Spiderman. He informed me over a month ago that he needed a Spiderman cake and I briefly considered just baking up a 9X13 cake and decorating it with a web. Lucky for him, my creative streak took over.
I bought a G.I. Joe cake pan at a thrift store last year, so I thought, hey, I can make this work.
And here you go. With the black icing, Spidey came alive.
Now, if you're a cake decorating judge, you're going to notice the flaws, but I'm telling you that everyone in my family thought this cake was amazing and that Spiderman looked great.
My four-year-old was shaking he was so excited. Yep, he has a cool Mom (buffs nails on my arm).
I love Wilton products and their website has tons of cool tips. http://www.wilton.com/
Do you have a birthday party coming up? You can spend $20-$30 on a store-bought cake with their 3 inches of frosting...or try your hand at creating one of your own.
DIY Birthday Cake Savings
Cake Mix = $1.59
Buttercream Icing Ingredients = $ .75
Store-bought black icing = $2.25
Thrift store cake pan = $2.00
Food coloring (I already have, really hard to figure out cost per cake, but I'll guestimate) = $ .15
Simple piping bag with 3 tips set = $4.00
Total for homemade Spidey cake = $10.74 OR if you already have the cake decorating tips/food coloring it's only $6.59