I decided to theme Craig's birthday cake on the new Avengers movie this year. The cake is a bit early too since I have to work next weekend and wouldn't have the time to put his cake together then.
For the flavor, I stopped trying to find something better and went back to his all-time favorite cake - pistachio - hot fudge marble cake with white chocolate Italian meringue buttercream.
The bottom tier was based on Captain America.
The middle tier was based on the Hulk.
The top tier was based on Iron Man.
And the topper is based on my favorite of the Avengers - Thor. I made his helmet out of gumpaste. The stand is made with a bubble tea straw, a wooden dowel and gumpaste.
I'm very happy with how this cake turned out and we went to the movie last night and it was awesome too!
Happy Birthday Craig! Now how am I going to top this cake next year?! I better start planning now...
The bottom tier was a Salted Caramel Six Layer Chocolate Cake, which was six thin layers of chocolate cake filled with a salted caramel and iced in a chocolate frosting.
The top tier was pistachio cake with honey-vanilla buttercream.
The cake was covered in light yellow fondant and decorated with gumpaste roses, gumpaste leaves and gumpaste flowers with accents piped on with royal icing.
The top tier was topped with a gumpaste Happy Birthday plaque and the bead border was piped on with royal icing.
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!