Saturday, April 2, 2011

Super Hero Cake

I have made a few cakes in my day. (Most of them while I was still in my twenties.) I've made cakes with fondant and with no fondant whatsoever and some covered in peanut butter and chocolate. I've made gluten free cakes, and ice cream cakes and cakes that taste like tres leches. I made a cake for a Halloween wedding and a cake that looked so much like a real boot that it grossed me out. But, do you want to know which cakes are my favorite to make?

Cakes for four year olds. 

Because they are just figuring out this whole "birthday" thing and everything really excites them...and most of all...because they are crazy specific about what they want in the most adorable way possible. My own little 4 year old wanted a dinosaur holding a pencil for his cake. He later changed his mind to a fish thinking his name. Today I got to make a buttercream superhero cake with dolphins.

Here is the obvious superhero part of the cake. At least, I hope it's obvious. Tell you what -- let's just pretend like it's obvious and call it a day.

And in the back -- sneaky super hero dolphins. Just for the little man whose favorite animals are "dol-pins" and whose name may or may not start with a "J."

19 comments:

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

Wow! Totally fabulous as usual! I found the hardest part of Spiderman was piping straight lines on the side of the cake. How did you get yours straight? I think I need to invest in a tilting turntable. :o)

The Painted Cookie said...

What a fantastic cake! Truly amazing! I just ♥♥♥ your design! The face of he hulk hidden in the green muscles (?) is so clever and the city scape so perfect for Batman. But I will take a piece of Spidey please!

Bell Family said...

A favorite for me!! (I wonder how many favorites is "to many", I have lots!!)

lizy b said...

I love this design!!! For our family, it isn't a birthday unless you have a fun cake stacked up high!!! The prints are great, such a clever way to incorporate the superhero themes. (and now a word for dolphins). My four year old little boy has a large pillow pet dolphin that is the love of his life. Her name is 'finny'), I can't wait to show him the 'finny' superhero!!!
Great job!!!

Susie said...

Wow! That is adorable and that dolphin made my heart swell. My baby boy is 21 and he would be thrilled to have this cake!

Nisson Family said...

LOVE the cake! It is perfect for any superhero and that dol-pin is adorable! :D Love it!

Pam

Liat said...

Wow wow wow, love it.....
Now the super heroes cake that I planned for the weekend doesn't seem so beautiful anymore. LOL

Jana said...

Wonderful!!

Brittany said...

Love it!

Dawn said...

Not a super-superhero fan myself, but a fan of this cake? Definitely!

Lora said...

Fantastic cake! I love the three different layers. The sneaky dolphin is the best.

JackAndy Cookies said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!!

LilaLoa said...

Loren -- I AGREE! My lines kept falling off. When I did it, I put the cake on the counter, and then kneeled on the floor next to it so I was at the exact level of the lines. (And I was thinking the same thing about YOUR lines! How did she get them so straight?!)

Susan -- I am SO GLAD you recognized the hulk. I was really worried about that layer not being easily identified!!

Liat -- Do you have a blog? I would LOVE to see your cake!

Screaming Grasshopper said...

I love and adore this cake... are you per chance going to be in the states for April 27th (with of course enough lead time to make and decorate the cake)??? *sigh* That cake would my my Drewbie's DAY!

Your talent is awesome and I cannot express adequately how wonderful I think you are! ♥

Katie said...

I can't believe I have never seen this!! I am currently OBSESSING and making all of my roommates come look at this.

Katie said...

I love the " a fish thinking my name" idea. That is hilarious.

Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

This cake is freaking awesome!!! You've got skills, girl. And your 4 year old has some excellent cake ideas. :0)

Anonymous said...

This is such a great cake. I am going to attempt this for someone's son for their birthday. Was just wondering how much it cost you to make it? Thanks. :)

mummytan said...

So I only just found your. Log... It may or not be 1:30am. I put my 1 year old back to sleep (he's just stopped sleeping through :-(. ) and found this post .... And I just have to comment again because this year when my boy turned 4 I spent a lot of time and energy trying to get him to want a cake just like this one of yours we found together in a google image search. So I'm super excited to now "know" who made it. It is seriously fantastic button where near as cool as the superhero dolphin. I just <3 that!!!! Kudos to you. By the way I failed on convincing my 4 year old. We ended up settling on a flash tier, green lantern tier, batman tier with figurines of each! Sheeeeesh!

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