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Superhero Cake for Jaxson

Another special boy turned 4 last month and I was so happy that I was asked to make his cake.  Especially a superhero cake.  I had just purchased some cutters that would be perfect for the cake.  Etsy is an amazing site to shop on.

This three tiered (8, 6, and 4 inch) was all vanilla which I didn't start until almost 10pm the night before.  Mr. T stayed up until almost 2am keeping me company.  At about 3am is when I started to put everything together.  It was awesome to see it come together.  I went to sleep at 4am extremely pleased with the outcome.

The decorating is based on a picture that Meghan had sent me.  

For the Hulk's fist, this was one of the cutters I bought.  I cut out two fists to join them together with toothpicks in between so that I could stick it on the top of the cake.  I made this first, and then with the impression mat pressed it into the cut out to get all the details.  I left this to harden over night.

For Spiderman, with a black edible marker I drew on the spiderweb.  The spider cutter was too think to get the spider out of fondant, especially with the black fondant being very wet.  After one fail, I decided to roll out the fondant and then pressed the cutter into it but not all the way through.  I let it sit for about half an hour to dry out.  Then I went at it with a surgical knife to trim off all the excess.  It worked amazing.  I love the spider!

For Superman, I added his red cape off to the right.  The superman cutter is a two part process. One for the yellow background and one for the red S symbol.

For Batman, he got his black cape to the left.  The batman cutter is a two part process as well.

The cutters made all the difference to me.  I love how everything turned out.

Jaxson came with is parents to pick up his cake on Sunday morning.  His exact words after seeing it were, "I want that."  I was thrilled.

I went for a nice nap afterward!


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