Spiderman cake on a cake board sitting on a white tablecloth

Spiderman Cake

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I am a big fan of Spider-Man. Growing up he was one of my favorite superheroes mainly because I liked to rock climb. Impress your friends and family with this Spiderman cake.

Make a Spiderman birthday cake or for superhero-themed party or a “just because” cake. And it is a great cake to get started with fondant decorating. Haven’t used fondant much before? Don’t worry! This cake is super easy to decorate. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools for your Spiderman cake

Baked cake in a pan with a Spiderman face template, frosting, and fondant.

In order to make this creative Spiderman cake you will need the following ingredients and tools:


  • 10-inch round cake pan or square cake pan – any size cake pans will work but this size makes a good large cake.
  • 12-inch cake board or just one that is larger than your cake pan.
  • Aluminum foil
  • Spiderman Face Printout (from online)
  • Rolling Pin or Fondant Rolling pin
  • Fondant Smoother (optional)
  • Spatula
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • Knife
  • Thin Paint Brush

Step 2: How to make a Spiderman cake

Begin by baking your cake in a 10-inch round pan. Don’t use a cake strip around the pan, in this particular case you want the cake to dome up. Because it is already a perfect shape of the face.

If the cake splits on top you can just trim a bit of it off. Allow the cake to cool completely. Usually around 30 minutes or so.

Next, find a Spider-Man face online and then print it out. Place the cake onto a cake board either a round one or a rectangle one. Place the cake in the center of the board. You may or may not want to cover the board with aluminum foil first.

Cut out the face and place it on the top of the cake. Use a knife and trim around the edges of the template. Save the leftover cake chunks and make cake pops with them.

Once you have the basic shape cut out, use your knife and trim down the edges of the cake to make them more round. You will be left with the basic head shape.

Step 4: Add frosting to the cake

Now frost the whole cake with your choice of frosting. In this case, I am using a chocolate buttercream frosting to go with my chocolate cake. But you could easily use a vanilla buttercream like this homemade buttercream frosting recipe.

Step 5: Red fondant time

Rolling red fondant over a chocolate frosted cake.

Now you need to cover the whole cake with red fondant. This will be the red part of Spiderman’s mask. Take a large chunk of red fondant or homemade marshmallow fondant and knead it in your hands until soft.

Then roll it out until it is about 1/8 of an inch thick. Roll it back onto itself with the rolling pin and then roll it over the cake. Use your hands and fondant tool to smooth out the fondant on the cake.

Red fondant covering the cake

Use a knife to trim around the bottom of the cake to remove the excess fondant.

Step 6: Creating Spiderman’s eyes

Now cut out the eyes from the template. Place the eyes onto some rolled-out black fondant and trim around it with the knife. Next, cut out the white part of the eye. Set that part onto rolled-out white fondant and trim around it with a knife.

Use a thin paintbrush and dip it into a bowl of water. Then brush the water onto the black fondant eye part. Place the white fondant on top, creating the eye. Do this for the other one, leaving you with two Spiderman eyes.

Eyes of Spiderman put in place on the head.

Set the eyes where you want them on the cake head. If the fondant eyes aren’t sticking, brush a little water down first, which will act as glue. Similar to what was done with the white fondant part of the eyes.

Alright, Spider-Man’s head is taking shape. If you wanted to make a Deadpool cake you could follow the same steps but the eyes would be a bit different. And of course, you wouldn’t add the webbing.

Step 7: Spiderman’s webbing

Next, it is time to finish off the cool cake with the black webbing to mimic the spider webs. To create the webbing just grab small pieces of black fondant and roll them out really thin.

Then start laying them down on the face. Use the brush and water as glue if it isn’t sticking. If you need to, use the template you printed off as a guide on where to place the fondant webbing.

NOTE: You can also use thin black frosting piped onto the cake for the webbing if you don’t want to use fondant. It is much easier to get straight lines with fondant and it looks better than frosting in my opinion.

Hands placing black fondant webbing on the Spiderman cake head.

Once you are done adding the webbing the Spiderman cake will be complete and ready to give to your Spiderman fan for their next birthday celebration.


Finished homemade Spiderman cake on a cake board on top of cake pedestal.

How long will the Spiderman Cake last?

Fondant cakes in general last 2 to 3 days. For this cake, allow it to set in the refrigerator for an hour and then wrap it with plastic wrap.

Next, place it in an airtight container that is big enough to hold it or in a large freezer bag. If the house is cool enough it can stand at room temperature. For longer-term storage, the cake can be frozen as well where it will last for several months.

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Spiderman cake on a cake board sitting on a white tablecloth
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Spiderman Cake

I love Spider-Man. He is one of my favorite superheroes. This Spiderman cake is really easy to make. You don't have to be an expert with fondant either. If I can do it, you can do it.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Cooling time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, fondant, Marvel, soft, Superhero
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 10-inch cake pan
  • 12-inch cake board
  • Aluminum foil
  • Spiderman Face Printout (from online)
  • Rolling Pin or Fondant Rolling pin
  • Fondant Smoother (optional)
  • Spatula
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick
  • Knife
  • Thin Paint Brush


  • 1 Cake Mix any flavor, or make it from scratch, and associated ingredients
  • Frosting any flavor
  • Red Fondant 24 oz
  • Black Fondant 4 oz
  • White Fondant 4 oz
  • Water


  • Bake your choice of cake in a 10-inch round pan or large rectangle pan. Use a cake mix or homemade recipe. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Place the cake on a round or rectangle cake board. Cover the cake board with aluminum foil first if you like. If the cake split on the top trim it down a little bit with a knife.
  • Print off a Spiderman Face from online. This will be your template. It should fill up a 8.5/11 standard sheet of paper. Using scissors cut out the face. Place the face on top of the cake and cut around it with the knife. Save those cut cake pieces and eat them or make cake pops with them.
  • Now, trim and shape the cake so it is a bit more rounded like a face.
  • Frost the cake with your favorite frosting. Use a store-bought or homemade frosting.
  • Take a big piece of red fondant and knead it in your hands until soft, then roll it out until it is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Set the fondant on top of the cake and use your hands and a fondant tool to smooth it out. Now just cut around the cake at the base with the knife removing the excess fondant.
  • Roll out black and white fondant. Cut the full eyes out of the template. Place the eyes on the black fondant and cut out those eye shapes. Then trim just the white part of the eye with the scissors. Set that trimmed part on the white fondant and cut those out. You will be left with 2 bigger black eyes, and 2 smaller white eyes. Place one white eye on top of one black eye. Use a tiny bit of water as needed to act as glue.
  • Put the template with the eyes cut out back on top of the cake. This will allow you to see where you should put your fondant eyes on. Again use a bit of water as glue and set the eyes in place.
  • Take more black fondant and roll out several long strings of it. This will be used as the webbing. Looking at the template as a guide place the fondant webbing on the face. Again using a thin brush and water as glue. Once done you will have a finished Spiderman cake. Enjoy!


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Calories: 408kcal

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  1. I just made this cake looking at the photo on google and just realised it’s from an actual website. Thank you for the idea. I wish I could share with you a photo of mine πŸ™‚

  2. Abigail Bernard

    4 stars
    Hi Matt, this cake looks great. I’m planning on making it today for a party tomorrow. Will the fondant be ok in the fridge overnight or will I dry out? I would I be better baking the cake today and frosting and icing it tomorrow? Thank you!

    • Thanks, Abigail. It should be okay to leave it in the fridge overnight. Just wrap it with plastic wrap to keep it from drying out. πŸ™‚ Otherwise, I would suggest baking and shaping the cake today. And then frost it and decorate before going to work. But leave yourself about an hour or so to decorate it. Good luck, let me know how it turns out.

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