This cake blows me away. It looks like something you’d see at a wax museum. Almost a waste to eat it.
Well, some good news on that front. Artisan Kelly provided instructions on where to properly decapitate Spider-Man through the fondant so that the recipient–five-year-old James–could “keep the head as a memento.” Heh.
Looking for instructions for making a 3D Spiderman bust cake? Or any bust cake? I recommend checking out Cake Sculpture & Sculptured Figure Piping, a classic book from a cake-maker famous for his cake sculptures of celebrities.
Kelly created the cake for James’s fifth birthday through her business Crafty Confections in Ireland. She went with a chocolate-flavored cake filled with IMBC, which I’ve learned is shorthand for “Italian meringue buttercream” in cake-making parlance.
IGHJTAIB. (I get hungry just thinking about it… belch.)
The afore-mentioned head started as a ploystyrene female mannequin head that Kelly had to “build up” to the shape of Spider-Man’s head.
The body and shoulders are carved out of a 10″ and an 8″ cake and I made the webbing using a sugarcarft gun – it took 2-3 hours just to make and apply those!
I could think of worse ways to spend 2-3 hours. I know Roland Emmerich has a movie coming out soon…
Thanks to Kelly for sharing the photo and the deets. Click on the pic above to see her portfolio on Flickr.