When the mother of the groom asked me to do the groom’s cake for her son… a cake where Superman was tearing his shirt open…. I giggled to myself. But then I looked at pictures of cakes like that and I got pretty excited!
Overall the design didn’t seem hard, except the hands scared me to death. And with good reason – they were hard, hard work. I mentioned it on Facebook way back when I was working on them and even after several tries, they were still the thing I was least happy with when I finished this cake.
But anywho… live and learn.
So, I baked two 11″x15″ layers of vanilla cake, frosted and filled it, then started carving away. I cut out the curves for the waist and took that cake and added it back to the shoulder area so he would have broad shoulders. Then I crumb coated the whole thing before covering and decorating in homemade marshmallow fondant.
The only decorations on the cake that were not homemade marshmallow fondant were the red in the Superman symbol and the brown/black for the pants and belt. As usual, I used Satin Ice fondant for those parts. I just searched for the logo, printed it out and laid it on the fondant… then used an Xacto knife to cut it out.
Oh… I just had to show you this picture. While I was working, my 10 year old son Caleb asked if he could have the extra fondant to make something. I told him “sure”, so a while later he came back and he had made a “mini” Superman out of solid fondant. Isn’t that the cutest thing?
He was really proud of his work and asked that I photograph them together and apart. I told him that I’d share it on my blog when I wrote about the cake, so there it is!
When I told him today that I was posting it, he grinned really big and said, “Awesome!” Gosh, I love my kids!
If you love Superman, be sure to scroll through my other Superman cakes here.
So that’s it! Do you have any questions about this cake? I’d love for you to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!