This cake proved to be much easier…I just needed 2 fondant colours: yellow and black.
As with the Ben 10 cake, I covered the cake with black fondant first. This time, using YouTube I’d looked up how to roll and use fondant first. So I covered the counter top with greaseproof paper first, then found an old off-cut of plastic drain pipe from our stock of off-cuts for that ‘just-in-case’ moment. Obviously I thoroughly cleaned it and it worked a treat. The drain pipe was much cheaper than the £28 rolling pin you can buy for cake making.
The fondant went on the cake much easier than the previous time. I managed to make the fondant smoother with my new purchase – some fondant smoothers. I was able to get a much smoother finish with the base colour.
Again, now I had a base I could start the decorating. I found a template of the Batman logo and then traced it on to some card. I then rolled out the fondant and cut round the logo and transferred onto the top of the cake. The buildings on the side of the cake were simply rectangles and every so often interspersed with some with yellow windows. It makes quite an effect.
The final version of the cake had a small batman toy which again was a welcome addition to the toy box, and an ‘age’ candle. I was really pleased with this cake and of course Dominic loved it.