Friday, June 13, 2014

Super dad Father's Day cake tutorial

For Father's Day we wanted to make a superhero themed cake so to begin I made a cake using a 8 x 8 square pan that I usually use for brownies.  It's a two layer cake.  Once they were done baking I stacked the two layers one on top of the other with a layer frosting in between to hold the two together.   What's the two layers were stacked one on top of the other I turned the cake so that it looks like a diamond and cut the top corner off to make that Superman emblem.  Then with blue frosting I went around all the edges.  The one problem I did find is that the edge that I cut off crumbled a bit so I had to put an extra layer of frosting over that just to make sure it stayed smooth. It wasn't the best frosting job but it was good enough.

Once I was done with all the sides, I got some yellow frosting and covered the entire top of the cake making sure that the edges were completely smooth and not overlapping each other. 

The last step in the process is to do the red frosting. I filled a lunch bag with the red frosting, cut a corner off and began to trace around the edges with the red.  To do the letters I found it was best if you do the a first and then do the d's so that you can make sure that your word is centered.  Initially I attempted to do this part with some Wilton red sparkle gel but it began to drip onto the blue sides and it didn't look very good.  Here is what it looked like...
Too bad because I had hoped to have that little sparkle for some extra pizzazz. When I used real frosting it looked so much better! Here's what my final result look like! 

And the side view looks like this...
 I know has been is going to love this cake!!  I can't wait to show it to him on Sunday!! 

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