This was a cake for a 5 year old boy who is so obsessed with spiderman; his clothes, bed sheets, lunch box, toys---- everything is all of the spiderman theme. The subject of Spiderman has been so very over-used, I feel like there is nothing very creative about this cake. Nevertheless, I spent a lot of time working on the city scape for the bottom layer; extending the buildings over the sides of the cake to give an extra dimension. Spiderman on top of the cake was a toy which the birthday boy promptly removed from the cake to play with. It took a little coaxing to let him keep it on the cake until after the cake is cut.
Best quote from Spiderman: "With great power comes great responsibility." Indeed, the challenge is to be kind when in a powerful position. Unfortunately arrogance invariably takes over and kindness goes out the window when individuals or even nations are in power.
The cake was yellow chiffon cake with strawberry filling. One layer had cannoli filling.