I just love it when a commission comes along that I can have real fun with, and this cakes was one of those. The brief was “two tiers; one vanilla, one chocolate, and a Spiderman theme”. Teddy is an enthusiastic follower of Spidey’s adventures and I wanted the cake to be a bit of an adventure in itself – I wanted it to be something that Teddy would want to keep looking at and keep seeing something new. So, the bottom tier is a deep (5" quadruple layer) 7" vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and strawberry conserve and the top tier is an even deeper (6" triple layer) 5" chocolate sponge with salted chocolate buttercream. I swapped the cityscape from New York to London(ish) to reflect Teddy’s home town and airbrushed a sunset in Spiderman’s colours behind it. The top tier was decorated to look like an apartment block with airbrushed shading, a hand cut stencilled spider graffitied on the wall, fire escape ladders, window ledges (one with a cat at the window!), a drain pipe, and a spiderweb (made with an extruder gun – ouchy!). I wanted to give the text an urban feel too, so hand cut the letters of Teddy’s name, and then painted and lacquered them. The chimney was made from RKT (Rice Krispie Treat) because I didn’t have anywhere else to put the ‘3’! And Spidey himself was sculpted from sugarpaste. Everything was made by hand and 100% edible and just so much fun to make!
Thanks for looking :) x