My son thinks that he is Batman, and who am I to burst his bubble… We didn’t throw him a big birthday party this year because we are taking him & his g-bro to DISNEYLAND!!! I don’t know who’s more excited, me or him! We had a small dinner on his birthday and I made him a cool batman cake. The whole time I was making it, my lil booger butt was critiquing it... “No mommy I want him to be blue”, “Where’s his head?”, “Batman doesn’t kiss, and his lips aren’t PINK!” "SOMEONE GET THIS KID AWAY FROM ME! LOL!"But at the end of the day he was thrilled with his cake.
I decided to give you a little sneak peak of how I created his cake and some TIPS on making any type of cake…
First, I always start off with a sketch. Some people dont do sketches but I work faster and better when I have a game plan... it doesnt have to be a fancy sketch. Mine are always chicken scratch, sometimes I add color so I know exactly what I'm doing.
Once you bake everything, fill with whatever filling your little heart desires, you’re ready to frost. You want to make sure that your final coat is as smooth as you can get it and the corners are sharp and clean. This all come with practice. Make sure you don’t a crumb coat first, let chill in fridge for about 20 minutes! (Don’t skip this step it is very important!)Then do the final coat and its best to let the cakes chill overnight in the fridge. The hardder the frosting is, the BETTER to get a nice clean fondant cover.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE to sculpt with rice crispy treats! It’s so much fun. It’s pretty time consuming, but well worth the work. After you sculpt your object (in this case it’s Batman’s Head) Frost it and start decorating with Fondant.
I ended up shaving down his ears because he looked more like a Dog lol. After you add your fondant, your now able to make impressions for his facial expressions. (hey that rhymed!) Be sure to do it right after you apply the fondant, while it’s still soft. If you wait too long the fondant will start drying, cracking, it’ll look like elephant skin and it’s a hot mess!
And below is the final cake! Walahh!
And heres my birthday boy with his cake! He's so big, when his Daddy told him he's getting older, he said "Yup and I'm gonna get taller!"
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.