Avengers birthday cake

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When I got an avengers cake order for a sweet little boy I was SOOO excited. I’m a total geek deep down and I love all things hero, comic book, etc…

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I was given free reign to do what I want and have fun. The only request was to have hulk hands and 3 D effect of some kind. ree reign is always a mix of super fun and very hard! Too much freedom

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I actually went through about 6 drafts of this cake. When I finally came up with this plan I swear I heard a chours of hallelujahs, “Aaaahhhhhhh”.

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Captain America’s shield being held up by the Hulk hands and Iron man’s gloves/hands, topped off with Thors hammer and the Tesseract!

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I started it by shaping the hands out of rice krispy treats on the back of the 14 inch pan I used for the shield. I used two 12 inch cake plates and plastic hidden pillars to create the separation/wrists. I started out with pretty small iron man hands, but they kept breaking so they ended up MUCH fatter and thicker than I wanted.

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Once they dried I flipped it over! Voila! Then I covered them with royal icing and then fondant!  I spray painted the hulk hands green and the iron man gloves red, adding nails, and armor plating to each afterwards.

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for the Shield I started with a 14 inch cake, that I carved into a dome.

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frosted with chocolate ganache frosting, and then fondant.

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to get the stripes I wrapped it in plastic, then cut a 9 inch hole. Then placed a 6 inch pan over the center leaving a 2 1/2 in strip! I airbrushed it…

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then placed a 12 inch pan down and airbrushed the outside edge.

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Take it all off and you have the stripes! I hand painted the blue triangles to create the white star.

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I placed the shield into the hands! It was PERFECT!!!! I was so excited!!!

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The hammer was easy, just a rectangle with the edges cut off at angles, ganache, fondant and some detail work. Finishing it off with some silver airbrushing.

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The tesseract is another easy one, a square cake, covered in ganache and fondant. To try to get the inside look like it was glowing I spray painted different layers, silver overall, blue edges, pearl centers, more silver, more blue, etc… I’m really happy with how turned out!

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Then I delivered the cake and set it up! Stacking as I went. I love love LOVE it!!!   While there is always something I’d change about each cake it totally lived up to my vision of it!

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I seriously took SO many pictures because I was so excited it came out so well!

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I don’t often use my airbrushing gun, but I love the texture it created and depth on each cake layer!  This entire cake is all white fondant and all the color comes from the paint!

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So… whose your favorite super hero?  And what would you have wanted on your Avengers cake?

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Ashlee has been cake decorating for 9 year, and blogging for 7+. She has 5 children ages 3-13 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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Comments

  1. says

    Well, my Avengers fan Logan loves the cake, though he wishes you had represented his favorite, Hawkeye with a bow & arrows! Of course, then he said it would be even more coolder if the cake essplodid into pieces instead of being cut up. Yeah. I have THAT kid. ;)

    • says

      sorry, only the MAIN characters made it onto this cake ;) I thought about adding hawkeye and black widow, but couldn’t think of anything to add to the cake that was possible with CAKE and edible material.

  2. Dezi A says

    Oh. My. Goodness. Where do you live and how much do you charge?? I have 5 sons all having birthdays coming up this summer who could go absolutely INSANE over this cake!!!!

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