One of my very best friends from my childhood reached out to me asking if I could make some cookies for her son’s birthday party. Of course I said yes. I love to give cookies as party gifts.
She let me know that her son wanted a “Black Spider-Man” theme. I didn’t know who “Black Spider-Man” was so I set to Googling. They appeared very easy to make and they were! So, I’m here to pass on my knowledge for how to make Spider-Man cookies with buttercream frosting.
You can easily swap out the black buttercream for red frosting if you want to stick with an original Spider-Man theme.
Follow the beginner-friendly tutorial with step-by-step photos plus a video on how to make Spider-Man cookies.
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- Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for the Spider-Man Cookies
- Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up The Icing Bags
- Part 3: The Tutorial for How to Make Spider-Man Cookies
- Save the Tutorial for How to Make Spider-Man Cookies
Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for the Spider-Man Cookies
For how to make Spider-Man cookies with buttercream frosting, you will want to gather:
- 3 Icing bags
- 3 Couplers
- Wilton #2 & #5 tip sizes – buy these individually at a bake supply store or purchase this kit
- Circle, Easter egg, and birthday number cookie cutter
- Wilton black and Wilton red gel food dyes, I’ve found the best price at Walmart
- optional – Wilton white liquid food dye, this can help prevent bleed from the black & white touching
- Ingredients for a crusting buttercream, find my crusting buttercream icing recipe here
- Ingredients for sugar cookie dough, find my no spread sugar cookies recipe here
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up The Icing Bags
- Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to the recipe. I made an equal amount of circles to Easter eggs to 6s but you can do whichever ratio you’d like. The Easter egg cutter I used was much larger than the other two cookies, so adjust how you want.
- Make your buttercream icing and take out one cup of frosting for the white frosting. Mixing in the white liquid food dye will result in a brighter white that also helps prevent color bleed. Add the white frosting to an icing bag with a coupler.
- Separate the remaining frosting into two bowls. Mix the red into one and the black into another. Remember, the color will deepen as it sets. If you are having trouble, allow the color to deepen for 8 hours on the counter with plastic wrap on the top.
- Once the red and black colors are achieved, add each of them into their own icing bags with couplers.
- If you don’t know how to set up icing bags, just hop over to my Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies page for a detailed explanation.
Part 3: The Tutorial for How to Make Spider-Man Cookies
Check out the video here to see how to decorate all three of the Spider-Man cookies. Then, check out the breakdown step-by-step photo series tutorial for each cookie below.
How to Make Spider-Man Cookies Using an Easter Egg Cookie Cutter
- Attach the tip #5 to the white frosting to outline and fill in the eyes. Do this step for all of the Spider-Man cookies before moving to step 2.
- Remove/rinse/dry the tip #5 from the white frosting and add it to the black frosting. Outline and fill in the rest of Spider-Man’s face.
- Attach to the tip #2 to the white frosting and pipe out the spiderweb detail on Spider-Man’s face.
- Use the black frosting with tip #5 still attached to re-outline the eyes.
How to Make Birthday Spider-Man Cookies
- Attach the tip #5 to the black frosting to outline and fill in the number cookie.
- Attach the tip #2 to the white frosting to pipe out a spiderweb design. If you want to place the child’s name onto the cookie, don’t have the web cover the whole number. Instead, leave a large enough space at the bottom to fit the name.
- Once you’ve completed step #2 on all of the birthday number cookies, remove/rinse/dry the tip #2 from the white icing and attach it to the red. Pipe out the child’s name.
How to Make Spider-Man Spider Cookies
- Attach the tip #5 to the red icing bag and outline/fill in the circle cookies. I used a tip #3 or 4 in the video and photo series here, but that’s only because I was too lazy to rinse out the #5 from the black icing bag. Use the #5 to save yourself time.
- Attach the tip #2 to the black frosting and draw the Spider-Man spider.
These cookies were such a fun theme! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and as always, thank you for supporting my blog by reading these tutorials.
Save the Tutorial for How to Make Spider-Man Cookies
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