As most of you know, my Aiden turned 4 this month. For his party, we wanted a Spiderman theme. This required me to think outside the box for his birthday cake, as I like my children's' birthday cakes to be different from the usual. Here is what I came up with. I hope you find inspiration from this post and that you become adventurous and try fondant out for yourself! For the "buildings" , I baked (2) 9x13 and (2) 8" cakes. I did the bottom cakes white and the top cakes chocolate to add variety. After trimming the cakes, I stacked them together using frosting.
Using the colored fondant that I made prior to baking the cakes, I rolled the fondant out to a size large enough to cover the bottom cake. *For larger cakes, this quickly becomes a 2-person job. To prevent the fondant from tearing when transferring, have a helper handy! I used a great friend, Desirea, who also made the yummy frosting to hold the cakes together. Thanks Des!*
After covering both cakes, I stacked them on top of each other. (Straws were inserted into the cake base underneath the fondant to add stability.)
For the windows on the building, I rolled out black, white and yellow fondant. I sprinkle corn starch on the counter tops to prevent sticking. Using a sharp, non-serrated knife, cut out the shapes. Place shapes, uncovered, on a corn starch coated cookie sheet. Let sit out overnight for best results.
After pieces have sat overnight, use frosting to attach to the base cake. I then used some black icing to pipe the spiderweb on top of the cake. For added decoration, I also put spiderwebs on the candle holders.