Superhero Birthday Cake

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I love making birthday cakes for little boys, they always pick such fun themes.  Lego’s, Avengers, Superheros.  But I will say I had a hard time mixing Marvel and DC comic book characters for this cake.  But what can you do, little boys are always right…

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The mom didn’t want an all fondant cake.  So first I frosted every layer in buttercream, then added fondant detail work.  It’s not my normal style, but I think it worked out well!  We started it off with Captain America’s red white and blue.

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moving up the cake we get to Batman!  The black buttercream is the hardest to achieve by far.  I started with chocoalte buttercream then added black powder food coloring.  I’m glad I’m not chaning the diaper of anyone eating this cake, it’s FULL of dye!

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And then we have spider man of course!!!  I wish I had done the webbing in a grey so the spider stuck out more, but that’s my only regret in this entire cake!  Pretty good for me, I usually have quite a few regrets, HA!

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And we topped it off with Iron Man!  I tried to capture his “glowing” eyes by using blue fondant underneath the gold mask for this top layer!  I love the way it all came together and worked out.  I think the layers flowed really well and everyone got their little “shout out”!

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So, if you were going to pick your top 4 superheros, like this little boy did, what would yours be? Top of my list? Superman ;)

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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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    • says

      The client actually wanted buttercream, not fondant, so the whole things is frosted in buttercream, with fondant details added to it that I cut out (you can print off images from the internet and use them as a template)

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