Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while may remember my annual stresses over birthday cakes. Last year I begged you all for birthday cake tips, and then I chickened out and made a layer cake that was cute and tasty, but not very adventurous. Our little Anna likes Spiderman a lot. It’s pretty cute. I decided that I would make her a Spiderman cake this year. Thankfully his head is a simple oval, so this was a good cake for me to get my feet wet with.
Do you mind if I brag a bit? I love her cake! I’m so happy with how it came out. YEA!!!!!
I will say this. I didn’t cheat at all in the process.
- I used cake strips, of course.
- I froze the cakes before assembling and frosting.
- I made the frosting from scratch, so I could make a ton for not much money and have plenty to work with.
- I used wax paper to keep the cake platter clean.
- I applied a crumb coat of frosting first before doing a top layer of frosting.
- I used tons of food coloring to get the color of icing I wanted.
- I practiced decorating with frosting before attacking the cake itself. (This was big for me, I hate “wasting” time practicing!)
All of this meant it took longer to make, but it was well worth the effort. Thank you for indulging me and letting me show off the cake! Maybe next year I’ll try a more interesting shape. Or maybe I should just stick with things at are oval-shaped.