Spidey?s Bird?s-Eye View Cake Zoom

Spidey?s Bird?s-Eye View Cake

Stage an action sequence atop a Sheet Pan cake. Construct a city scene from fondant and add a ready-to-leap candy plaque formed in our Spider Sense Spider-Man Pan.
Makes: Cake Serves 54
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

In advance: Make Spider-Man candy plaque. Make plaque using melted candy in cut parchment bags. Melt white candy; tint 18 oz. blue/violet (combine Blue and Violet candy colors for blue candy shown), 6 oz. black; reserve 4 oz. white. Fill in blue areas of design (no webbing). Tap to settle; chill until firm. Fill in whites of eyes and black spider on chest; chill until firm. Melt red candy; fill in plaque to 3/4 in. deep. Tap to settle; chill until firm. Unmold onto waxed paper-covered board. Use melted black candy to pipe webbing and figure details. Chill until firm.

Step 2

Also in advance: Make buildings. Tint fondant: 18 oz. dark gray, 30 oz. light gray. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to dark gray, 1 teaspoon to light gray. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed. Use patterns to cut 2 dark gray small buildings, 2 light gray large buildings. Let dry on cornstarchdusted boards. Using royal icing and tip 2, pipe building details; outline and fill in windows (smooth with fingertip dipped in cornstarch.

Step 3

Finally in advance: Make bird. Tint 40 oz. fondant medium gray; add 2 teaspoons Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern to cut 2 birds. Position 2-layer bird on cornstarch-dusted board. Cut and remove eye socket, nostril and mouth area with shadow from top layer; fill in cut out areas using black royal icing. Replace cut out area from mouth. Use pattern to cut extra fondant pupil, cheek, eyebrow and collar; attach using damp brush. Use knife to imprint texture lines on cheek and collar. Pipe tip 2 outline details and shadow under cheek. Let dry.

Step 4

Bake and cool two 1-layer sheet cakes. Position side-by-side on foil-wrapped base board. Prepare and cover cakes with 108 oz. fondant tinted blue. Position buildings and bird on cake. Position Spider-Man. Pipe tip 3 name and tip 18 shell border.

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2 Red Candy Melts® Candy

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11 x 15 x 2 in. Sheet Pan

Cake Boards

Fanci-Foil Wrap

22 x 15 in. plywood or foamcore board ((1/2 in. thick))





Waxed paper

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It?s the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Use pans as molds when making solid decorative plaques. If your pan has detail, it may be painted in desired colors as you would for any candy mold.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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