I had the privilege this weekend to create this cake for one of my most ardent followers.
Emma contacted me a little while back and asked for a cake for her children’s birthday party. Emma told me that she really did not care what the cake was, that she was just excited enough to get a cake from me! That was an awwww moment for me!
So I probed a little further and discovered that the party was for her son and daughter and when I asked what they were into, she said Spiderman and princesses. The first idea that came to my mind was Spiderman climbing up a castle to rescue a princess. I never really got far from that idea and the first thing to mind, is usually the best one!
So, as it was not meant to be a girly castle at all, I made it more like a medieval castle with grey walled turrets. One of my favourite parts is the old wooden door and the wood plank draw bridge – this was a last minute decision.
I initially wanted Spiderman to be actually climbing up the turrets, however this cake was to be travelling up the coast for 90 minutes, and Spidey needed to stay safe, so I kept him in a crouch position in the middle tier.
The bottom tier is white chocolate mud cake with white chocolate ganache and the top tier is vanilla/chocolate marble cake with dark chocolate ganache. The turrets are all fondant covered styrofoam and everything else is completely edible.