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Spiderman Cake Topper
Jaqui

Spiderman Cake Topper

by Jaqui
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Any Marvel fan will love this Spiderman Cake Topper tutorial and it's actually easier than you might first think! The fondant Spiderman decoration will bring your celebration cakes to life and give them the wow factor a Super Hero cake needs! Speaking of which, we've also put together a great Spiderman cake tutorial to add your sugarpaste Spiderman to, as well as a spider tutorial so that you can make a realistic looking fondant spider for your cake or matching cupcakes! Try them out for yourself.

you will need...

  • Powder Blue Sugarpaste
  • Poppy Red Sugarpaste
  • Black Sugarpaste
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Edible Glue
  • Ball Modelling Tool
  • Black Edible Pen
  • Cocktail Stick
  • Blade Modelling Tool

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Renshaws Regalice Powder Blue Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Powder Blue Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.39
Black Sugarpaste 125g
Black Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
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£4.69
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.36
PME Ball Modelling Tool
PME Ball Modelling Tool
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£4.14
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Ink Pen - Black / Liquorice
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Ink Pen - Black / Liquorice
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£2.29
Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks
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£0.59
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
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£4.79

instructions

Before you begin, it's a wise idea to add gum tragacanth to all of your sugarpaste and knead this in thoroughly. This will help your sugarpaste topper to dry hard and retain its shape. Store all sugarpaste in an air-tight container so that it doesn't dry out!

Making The Legs For Spiderman

1. Take two equal pieces of blue sugarpaste and roll these into two sausage shapes, making one end of each sausage slightly narrower than the other. Gently bend the sausages in half.

2. Sit the folded sausages next to one another and attach the thicker ends together using a little edible glue to make one whole shape. This will form the legs of your Spiderman.

Making The Torso

3. To make the torso, roll a piece of red sugarpaste into a round, smooth ball. Use your hands to gently mould the ball into a square shape, rounding the corners with your hands to smooth them out.

4. Sit the torso on top of the legs, moulding it slightly to fit perfectly on top of the legs. Use a little edible glue to secure them together.

Making Spiderman's Arms

5. Next you will need to make Spiderman's arms. To do this, take two pieces of red sugarpaste and roll these into thin sausage shapes. Cut two thin strips of blue sugarpaste and attach these to the underside of each arm using edible glue.

6. Flatten one end of each sausage to make a palm for the hands, and indent either side of the palm with the ball modelling tool to form a wrist. Flatten the top end of each sausage slightly using a rolling pin.

7. Attach the arms to the body, moulding the arms so that they sit correctly in relation to the body. Use the blade modelling tool to create slits in each palm for where the fingers should be. You can also use the blade modelling tool to make creases in each knee. Insert a cocktail stick through the centre of the body and leave a small part poking through the top.

Making The Head

8. Roll a small ball of red sugarpaste until it is completely smooth. Sit this on top of the body, ensuring that the centre of the head falls on top of the cocktail stick. Leave the topper to dry overnight before you start any of the detailed work.

9. Now you need to turn this sitting man into Spiderman! Firstly, take the black edible pen and carefully draw a line down the centre of the face. Draw a second line horizontally across the centre of the face. Draw a third and fourth line diagonally across the face, ensuring all of the lines cross in the centre of the face.

Adding The Web Detail

10. Continue to cover the rest of the body in vertical black lines. Once this is complete, you need to create a web pattern all over the body. For the face, draw several 'bumpy' circle shapes starting in the centre of the face, working your way outwards.

Making The Eyes

11. Once you've covered Spiderman with detailed lines, you need to give him some eyes! To do this, roll out some black sugarpaste to approximately 1mm thick. Cut out two rounded triangle shapes and stick these into place using a little edible glue. Cut out another two smaller rounded triangle shapes, this time out of white sugarpaste, and stick these on top of the black triangles.

12. Finally, to complete the Spiderman topper, draw a black spider shape on the torso.

In just 12 steps you've now successfully made a Spiderman topper for your themed cake! The hardest part is now over... so you can enjoy making the rest of the cake! Try out our easy peasy spider tutorial for something a little more relaxed, or head straight over to our Spiderman cake tutorial to assemble your pieces together.

 

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