Lately (ever since my broken wrist) I’ve been obsessed with “simple” and “easy” projects. I did a Pinterest search for “simple birthday cakes” and some of those were not simple – I mean, who does fondant?! I saw a fun cake from a blog called “All Boy Stuff ” where she just went with a batman logo in chocolate icing over a yellow icing background. I figured I can handle that – an easy Batman Cake!
So I baked my cakes in circle pans, made a basic batch of buttercream frosting and but a bunch of yellow food colouring in it. I iced it (skipped the sides, because I was going for simple, right?). Then I traced the logo from a t-shirt. I cut out the shape and traced it on the icing with a toothpick.
I added some cocoa powder to the leftover yellow icing, and it darkened very nicely into a chocolate colour. I filled in the shape using the “dam and flood” method. First you outline it by piping icing around the outside. Then you squeeze a bunch of icing throughout the inside and smooth it out with a knife – it gives it such a neat finish.
So here it is!
And I’m thinking I can use this for all kinds of superhero logos! A simple round cake, and print out the logo to trace! Superman, Green Lantern, etc.!
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