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Wolverine Cake

Alexander's request for his cake this year was Wolverine and he's not fond of fondant.  I seriously think, no I know, Joy gets great pleasure in announcing that the cake is icing covered and not fondant.  One day I will get the icing super smooth and it won't phase me.  Thankfully, I get to do the decorations in fondant.

This was a 10" two layer vanilla cake.  When I went to dye the icing yellow I realised I only had buttercup yellow instead of lemon yellow.  Ugh!  So the yellow wasn't the cartoon yellow that I would have liked but at least those who know X-Men knew immediately who it was, so I guess it wasn't that far off.  Mr. T was of no help since he didn't know who Wolverine was (Hugh Jackman, DUH!).  Even I knew that!  Plus, he thought I had dyed it green.  Him being colour blind can be so entertaining.

I love the Marvel Pop figurines and I was going to do this similar to my Holy Birthday Cake Batman cake but with the funky yellow colour going on I didn't want to chance it.  Instead, I opted to do the eyes only.  I added his red belt and the blue from his costume in the lettering.  The 5 starts represent that it was Alexander's 5th birthday.

Hope you had a fantastic day Alexander!

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  1. Lets put it this way, when you are a buttercream smoothing wiz, you'll have me to thank. ;) It was awesome. They all are!

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