This Batman Birthday Cake was made for my cousin's little boy, Luke, who celebrated his 3rd birthday last year . I guess that would make Luke my cousin, too, huh? Oh well..
Anyway, Luke is all about Batman. This is totally unrelated to the cake, but I just have to share! I hope his parents don't mind!!
One day his Mama (I once made her an MSU cake!) posted this on Facebook and it totally cracked me up:
What beats your 3 year old rolling over to you in the middle of the night and saying,"I don't like your bat suit" before going back to sleep?
Isn't that just hysterical? I could not stop laughing!
Back to the cake. When Luke's Dad asked for a Batman cake, I did a few searches and found that Batman cakes are pretty much everywhere! We settled on the color & design he liked and here it is!
This cake was 8" round chocolate cake. I frosted and filled it with vanilla buttercream. The blue and yellow fondant were homemade marshmallow fondant and the black was Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant.
For the Batman symbol, I printed an image on card stock, then cut it out and used it as a template to trace around and cut out the black fondant with an Xactoknife. I used my extruder to make a long rope of black for the border around the bat.
I cut the buildings with a rectangle cookie cutter then used my Xacto Knife to add the diagonal tops on some of them.
For the "windows" I used Americolor white gel coloring and just dotted them on with a paintbrush. I tried to get them square or rectangle and lined up but it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Next time I'd do that differently!
For the letters, I used some of my favorite cutters... the Fox Run Alphabet Cookie Cutters. Those cutters are a great versatile size, easy to use with fondant or gum paste, and I just love 'em! Except I'd never attempt to actually cut cookies that small ;).
And that's it!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!