Here’s a colourful and easy way to impress a Spiderman Fan. Follow this How to decorate a Spiderman Cake guide.
I don’t remember having any such cake as a child.
My Mother was never the frilly apron type. In fact her apron was not required much as her attitude to cooking was… why ? Admittedly there was little time for cooking with four small children a Pekingese dog and a cat called Tiger who was a needy orphan after having been dumped as a 4 week old baby in Toongabbie Creek.
Much praise was bestowed upon the convenience of ready-made family pies, just add water and beat Pavlova mixes, packet cheesecakes and teenagers learning to cook. And, learn to cook we did so that the relentless parade of crumbed sausages and peas would stop.
I don’t recall having a birthday cake because my birthday is on New Years Day and we always had a family barbeque on New Years Eve. My cake would be disguised as a Pavlova or Pineapple Cheesecake (packet made) and doubled as dessert. On the odd occasion, when I was a little older, I remember having a passionfruit sponge from Healeys bakery near the station, resplendent with mock cream and a dome of yellow passionfruit icing.
As I’ve grown older I often feel quite embarrassed if I am presented with a cake. It may be something to do with being brought up in a no fuss, oh that’s right it’s your birthday environment. On the other hand I live to make cakes for others. As I have previously stated most cost me money, besides the fact that I am supposed to be making them for extra income. I just want to make them perfect (as they would say on Master chef). Really.
This beauty was for a 3 year old and his 40 family members and tiny cake finger friends. His parents were very specific about the colours and so with my red and blue guidelines I set off for inspiration. Thanks to several people out there in the world of Pinterest I smashed together a couple of ideas and came up with this. I’ve put together a quick video so that you can see how I did it. This How to decorate a Spiderman cake is just a guide and you can add anything you like to make yours perfect too.
- 500 ml water boiling
- 120 gm dark cocoa powder 1 cup unsweetened
- 200 gm butter unsalted
- 400 gm sugar caster
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 450 gm flour plain
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 500 gm butter softened or 1/2 this for a smaller 20 / 24 cm cake
- 280 gm sifted pure icing sugar 2 heaped cups
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 200 gm milk chocolate or dark if you like, melted
- 10 ml lemon Juice
They ordered these cupcakes too just in case there wasn’t enough cake.