Oliver’s Superhero birthday cake – Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, Thor, Ironman, Batman, Captain America, Avengers and The Hulk

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My nephew was having a super hero party for his 5th birthday.  He loves all super heroes goodies and baddies and he is being educated well by his Uncle and others to learn all about them.  He loves watching The Hulk on Kev’s phone and can spend hours around the house being The Hulk or Superman and he has an impressive Super Hero costume collection that it growing and growing!

He had mentioned to his Dad he would quite like a Thor Hammer cake, however I had concerns that the hammer cake would not be big enough to feed everyone as he was having friends round for a bouncy castle party and the adults are always keen to have cake too.

I was off skiing and would be away for the party so I had to be super organised and make sure the cake was all done and ready to go before I jetted off.  Due to time restraints I got straight on the phone to Carol at Baby Cakes and Roses (click here to visit her shop) and ordered some edible printing on fondant of all the different superhero badges and emblems.  This would add a special effect to the cake and be quick to place on the cake.

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The Hammer head was made from cake covered in icing, the hammer handle was made from card and wrapped in brown material.  I realised I would struggle to make the handle out of anything I had in the baking cupboard so I headed upstairs to the craft room and found card and brown material that looked fab and gave the effect I wanted.

The cake was chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream filing.

Kev’s Superhero Cake. Batman, Superman and Spiderman!

For my husband’s birthday this year I knew I had to come up with a special cake as he has spent the majority of his 32nd year being a super assistant with my cake decorating and coping with my moments of stress and panic!  It was my opportunity to spoil him and make him the cake he deserved.

I spotted a picture on the internet when searching for ideas for another cake and knew straight away that was the cake he needed.  It also fitted the requirements of quite simple to make, however the overall look was still impressive.  I had Naomi and David’s wedding cake to do which I knew would require a lot of my attention in the week leading up to the big day.

2 tier superhero birthday cake with a spiderman board a batman city view and superman bursting out the top!

Fruit cake as the bottom tier, with chocolate sponge for the top tier with chocolate genache in the middle.  This is the new filling I have started to use for chocolate cakes and its yummy!!

A superhero cake for a superhero husband.  Thanks for being amazing and being the best cake assistant ever!!