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How to Make a Superhero Birthday Cake!

This is the perfect idea for any superhero obsessed children. Not only is it easy to make, but you’ve probably got all of the materials at home already!If you want to make a basic superhero theme cake, just tint some buttercream with food colouring and spread it over a normal cake. Then pipe on icing details like hats, masks and capes. Use an edible marker to add eyes or mouths, then top with lots of sprinkles! You could even cover the whole thing in hundreds and thousands if you wanted to go all out.

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to make a full superhero cake with a character. The steps are the same as above, but I’ve added a few more details and decorations to make it look extra special.

What you will need

  • 2 x 7 inch round Madeira cakes
  • Butter Icing and Jam
  • Icing sugar
  • Fondant Icing in white, black, blue, yellow and red
  • Cake/Floristry wire
  • Printer and paper

How to Make a Superhero Birthday Cake



Now, I’m not going to go into recipe details or cooking, but you will need a simple Madeira cake recipe. You can use A SIMPLE Victoria sponge, but a Madeira is denser and will hold the weight of the fondant icing better. I used two batches of the 7inch round cake recipe. I cut each cake in half to give me 4 tiers, as I wanted a small high cake.

You will also need to print some POW Printables and attach to the Bakers/Floristry wire.

Layer the cakes together with a thin spread of butter icing and Jam. Then cover the whole cake with a thin covering of butter icing. This will act as a glue to hold the fondant icing in place. If your cake seems a little wobbly. Hold it in place with a wooden cake pick, just remember where it is when it comes to cutting!

Roll out the white fondant icing so it’s not too thick, ensuring it’s wide enough to cover the whole cake. From the top-down, lower on your white icing. Gently rub this until you get an even coverage of the cake. You may get some creases as you finish up. Don’t worry you will cover these. Place the cake to one side.

Using the black icing create some black silhouette buildings. Enough to go around the edge of the cake. I think I made 6 or 7.

With the yellow Icing, cut out small Squares, these will act as windows.

Make up some icing glue (icing sugar and small amount of water). Stick the black silhouettes around the cake (cover any tears or creases!). Randomly stick the yellow squares onto the buildings to create windows. It’s best that they are inline though, like lights on a building.

With the blue and yellow icing, create two POW stars, one of each colour, it needs to fit the top of the cake. In the red Icing, cut out your child’s name. Layer the POW stars up and place the name on top of these. Finally, pop into the top of your cake your POW spray printables and voila an easy superhero cake!

Have you ever made a birthday cake? was it simple or elaborate? Success or failure? I’d love to know!