My little Superman turned 4 recently and of course he wanted a Superman cake. I wasn’t quite sure how this would work out but I was delighted with the results.
I used a basic sponge recipe and coloured one layer blue and one layer red.
I took the lazy option and used Betty Crocker’s Vanilla Icing. This carries a May Contain Milk warning so make your own if you are worried. To make your own buttercream icing here is the recipe. I also used white ready to roll fondant icing and dyed it the colours I needed.
Creating the Logo
I downloaded a Superman logo template and printed out on an A4 page.
I followed this video on Youtube for how to make the logo (ignore shaping of cake unless you want the half diamond shape).
Mine didn’t turn out as clean as this one but I was happy with the results all the same and my little all grown up Superman was very excited.
Roll out the yellow icing. Place on baking paper. Place your paper pattern on top and use a sharp knife or palette knife to cut around it. Place it in the freezer for half an hour.
Roll out white icing on baking paper. Place your pattern on top and using a cocktail stick, mark around the lines of the S. Using a sharp knife cut out the spaces around the S. Place it in the freezer also for 30 minutes.
Remove from freezer and using a small paint brush and red food dye, paint the S, ensuring to cover all the white bits.
Place on top of the yellow icing.
Paint the top of the cake with a little water and stick on the logo.