This is the Batman cake I ended up making for our Batman party. Do you like it?
I took the inspiration for this cake from a bottle of bubble bath our son uses. For the cake I didn’t want to do a typical batman logo cake and making grey buildings didn’t excite me. This Batman design was simple and stylised enough to add to the fun cartoon feeling of the dessert table. It fitted in perfectly with the starburst Pow, Boom, Bam signs.
I covered a large polystyrene ball in fondant by covering the ball in piping jelly so that the rolled fondant would stick. I covered it in two pieces as black is hard to work with, the ball was quite large, the fondant rather thin and I didn’t want any cracking or folds. Then I hot glued a thick skewer into the ball so that I could place the head on top of the cake later.
The cake was a caramel mud cake this time and layered with chocolate ganache. I shaped the cake like a dolly varden pan with a few extra ridges around the outside to help form Batman’s cape later on.
I used some vodka to wipe the cornflour marks off of the black icing and it gave a nice shine which made it look more like Batman’s real cape.
I wanted to add some height to the table so this Batman design was perfect and he looked great sitting on top of my favourite tall black cake stand.
The real Batman came over for Zenon’s party and came in to help cut the cake. He was very funny and pretended his arm was hurting when Zenon cut into the arm of his cake!
Fun memories and it was so lovely to see the excitement in our little boy’s eyes. Happy 3rd Birthday son.