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How To Make a Spiderman Birthday Cake

Updated on January 20, 2017

Spiderman Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

Spiderman is one of the most famous Superheroes of all time. His popularity has not waned. He has certainly stood the test of time. My 4 year old loves Spiderman and chose a Spidey backpack for Preschool this year. The funny thing is that he has never watched a Spiderman show or movie, but for some reason he loves him anyway. It must be a boy thing. He just thinks Spiderman is "cool". I agree. Spidey is most definitely cool!

If your son loves Spiderman, this would make a perfect party theme for their next birthday celebration. I will include lots of fun ideas on this page to help you create an awesome Spiderman birthday cake for the occasion. I am featuring many gorgeous cake designs from talented decorators as well as cake and cupcake toppers, edible cake images, icing, Wilton cake pans (some hard to find!) and more.

Photo Acknowledgement: All of the flickr photos displayed on this page have either a Creative Commons license or I have received written permission from the cake decorator to display their photos here. In either case, you will find a link back to the flickr members photos as required for use. A BIG thank you to all of the cake decorators for permission to use their photos!

Cake and Cupcake Supplies

Cake kits, Cupcake Rings, Cake Pans, Candles, Cupcake Stands, Molds, Edible Cake Images
Cake kits, Cupcake Rings, Cake Pans, Candles, Cupcake Stands, Molds, Edible Cake Images | Source

Spiderman Cakes Made with Licensed Cake Pans

There are currently two licensed Spider-Man cake pans on the market. Both pans are from Wilton and would be great for your Spiderman theme birthday party.

First, there is the Spider-Man cake pan #2105-5052. This cake pan was released in 2004 and it can still be easily found online and even at your local craft store. This cake pan features Spidey in "web spinning" action. You will need the following cake decorating supplies to complete this cake design:

  • Decorating Bags
  • Decorating Tips 3, 16 and 21
  • Spider-Man Icing Color Kit
  • Cake Board or serving tray
  • 2-layer cake mix
  • Butter cream icing
  • Cornstarch

The second Spider-Man cake pan is #2105-5050 that was released in 2002. This cake pan is retired and slightly harder to find. But, you can still find it. This cake pan features Spider-Man in "climbing" mode. It requires the same supplies and ingredients listed above.

Make a 3D Spiderman Birthday Cake

Lisa from Frosting Fun has featured wonderful step by step instructions including a photo tutorial on how to create this Spider-Man 3D Bust birthday cake. Basic supplies needed for this cake include:

  • Butter cream in different colors
  • Parchment, Waxed or Plain Paper
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Styrofoam Wig Head
  • Round Cake Pans
  • Cake Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Decorating Tips #3 and #7 or #8
  • Basic Cake Decorating Tools

She did a terrific job with her instructions, so if want to make this cake for your child's Spiderman birthday party, visit her blog for more detailed information.

How To Make A Spiderman Cake

Fondant Cake


Spiderman Cake Using Fondant

If you decide to work with fondant, there is no limit to the kind of Spider-Man cake you can create. In the photo tutorial displayed to the right, the decorator creates a Spiderman face cake using white fondant to create the his eyes. The cake below it is completely decorated using fondant.
Fondant Cake Decorating Tips and Supplies


Spider-Man Cupcake Cake

Cupcake cakes, sometimes referred to as pull apart cakes, are cupcakes that are arranged and decorated to look like one big cake. This arrangement of cupcakes makes it easy and fun for everyone. No longer do you have to miss out on a greatly decorated cake, just because you prefer cupcakes. You can have it both ways!

A cupcake cake like the one pictured to the right would be fun for your Spider-Man birthday party,


Spider-Man Cake with Edible Topper

Applying an edible cake image to your home baked birthday cake is fun and easy. Simply bake a sheet cake and ice it as you normally would. When using edible cake images, it is recommended that the cake be decorated with white icing. Then, carefully lay the cake image on top of the cake. Gently tap the image down onto the cake to smooth out any bubbles.

There are many edible toppers to choose with lots of cool designs. These cake toppers can also be personalized with your child's name and age.

Spiderman Cupcake Tree


Spiderman Mini Cakes & Cupcakes

You can also make Spiderman mini cakes or cupcakes for your birthday party.

For mini cakes, you can use the Wilton mini cake pan #2105-5054. This cake pan was released in 2004. It features six cavities and a 2-layer cake mix will yield approximately 15-16 mini cakes. Or, if you prefer to make Spiderman cupcakes, you can purchase licensed cupcake liners.

Whether you bake the mini cakes or the cupcakes, there are a few ways in which you can decorate them.

  • decorate the cupcakes with red icing and top with Spiderman cupcake picks, rings or toppers
  • decorate the cupcakes with red icing and create a web design with black licorice or black icing
  • decorate the cupcakes black and create a web design with white icing to represent Spiderman in his black suit
  • ice the cupcakes red, create a web design in black and then finish off with a topper or cupcake ring
  • decorate the mini cakes with red icing and using black icing or black licorice, create a web design. Then, using white icing or white fondant, apply Spiderman's eyes onto the cakes

* The trick to creating a web design on your cupcake is to start from the outside of the cupcake and create a line arcoss to the other side. Repeat this three more times. You will then have a eight triangle shapes on your cupcake. Fill in these triangles with the remaining web design.

If you make cupcakes, one option would be to display them in a Wilton Cupcake Stand. I have used these stands at a few of my children's birthday parties and it really makes a great impression. These cupcake stands are available in 13 count, 24 count or 38 count.


Spiderman Birthday

Spiderman Birthday Party Ideas & Supplies

The page below features a large assortment of Spiderman birthday ideas including:

  • unique Party Favors: candy wrappers, custom favor boxes, chocolate lollipops, and more
  • birthday party games
  • party activities
  • custom party apparel including personalized birthday shirts
  • party supplies: theme cups, tablecloth, plates, napkins, centerpieces, balloons
  • custom designed party pinatas
  • personalized party invitations
  • and more!

Click here to view all of these Spiderman birthday party ideas

Spiderman Pre-Made Scrapbook Layout

Spiderman Birthday Scrapbook

If you want to save the memories of your child's Spiderman birthday party, a scrapbook album would be the perfect thing!

There are many Spiderman scrapbook items available including pre-made pages, embellishments, bottle caps, 3D Stickers, gems, stickers, complete album kits, patterned paper and much more.

Spiderman Birthday Scrapbook

Spider-Man Party Chat

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      Janet Vale 4 years ago from San Diego, California

      These cakes are so cool! Spider man is my hero! I want one of these. i'll show it to my husband and see if he can do it for me.

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      Venues for 21st Birthday 7 years ago

      Wow! All of those cakes look absolutely awesome! Thanks for a great hub Janet21 ;)

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      @poetlorraine: As much as I would love to take credit for creating the gorgeous cakes on this page, I can't. These cakes were made by very talented cake decorators who allow me to display them on my page. But, thank you for the compliment on my writing skills. :)

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      you sure can make cakes, you sure can write, lovely to meet you

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      louise 8 years ago

      some of these cakes r brilliant gave me some good ideas for my sons 4th birthday party, as its spiderman themed

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      Cindy H 8 years ago

      Great ideas. I'm actually trying to create a Spider-GIRL cake for my 4 year old daughter so I may be able to use these ideas to make it work.


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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I just came to this Hub because my eldest son was a big Spiderman fan over 25 years ago, so I came out of, I guess, nostalgia (although I know Spiderman is "big" these days again.) My son would run around in his "Pya-man" Underoos - and be "super-hero" enough to actually pick up his toys. Cute, cute, cupcakes. I just may borrow the idea (just for fun) for my grown son's August birthday. :)

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      kiwi91 8 years ago from USA

      The Spider Man cake rocks! I wouldn't mind getting that 3D one, even as an adult (could you really bring yourself to eat it?). These people are incredibly talented that make these. I think you have a talent yourself for picking good ebay items, you pull up some unique stuff. I'll have to dig a little deeper into ebay stores to find some good stuff to display like this.

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      Jesus_saves_us_7 8 years ago from Seeking Salvation

      My fav is the cupcake cake! I have not done one of these before, I'm baffled by how they frost these guys:)

      Here are a few of my cakes, please check them out and tell me what you think...

      I just made another cake today and added it to this site as well. It's a bee hive cake, it was fun. :)

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      Janetta 8 years ago

      wow, lots of great info and nice pics, too. My son has decided he wants a Spidey bday party this year. He's going to be four and wanted me to make a spidey cake!! I like some of these ideas, and I might try one, thanks for such a helpful hub :)

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      wow that is very nice to know how to make this cake

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      Lissie: It is okay if you don't care for Spiderman. Feel free to click through the eBay links anyway! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 8 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice hub! I'm not into spiderman myself but I am sure if I was I would be clicking thru on those ebay links for sure!

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Superspiderman (my self titled grandson) will love this idea for his fifth birthday! Thank you. I am a lazy grandfather who will hit my local cake shop to get them to design one for him!

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      Trplet Mom: I am not sure if I could create any of these cakes either, but I sure do love looking at them!  The cake decorators that have granted me permission to display their beautiful cakes on my birthday pages are so very talented. I am fortunate to be working with them.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Wow this is awesome!! I am not sure I could do this but would love to for my boy who is a Spiderman freak!!