Batman

11/14/2011

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This cake was made for a surprise birthday party and I had a TON of fun making it!
I started the fondant work a day or two before I made the cakes.  First I colored the fondant...
Next I drew some ideas for a city scape.  I'm not much of an artist, so I looked online for ideas and came up with this...  In the end I had to lose one of the buildings which I really liked (there wasn't enough room) but overall, it worked pretty well.
Then I rolled out black fondant and went to work cutting out buildings.  I used my pizza cutter and a straight razor blade for the small details.
It took a lot of buildings.  :-)
Then I went to work cutting out windows.  I saw some cakes online with yellow dots piped on for windows but I didn't like how they looked and decided to use the real thing...
I attached the windows and the 50 using a bit of water.
I decided to go with a 10 inch square and an 8 inch round.  I assembled them using my typical three layers.  This is the crumb coat...
After the cakes were assembled and set up I started covering them with fondant...  First I rolled some out...
Then I lightly spritzed the cake with water so the fondant would adhere and I covered the cake.
Using a fondant smoother and my hands I worked the wrinkles out (as best as I could).
And using a pizza cutter, I cut the extra away...
I did the same for the square cake and we were ready for the decorating.
This is the beginnings of my bat symbol...
I started organizing the buildings and adhering them to the cake with a bit of water...
Then I started adding the spotlight..
...stacked the cakes...
... continued making the spotlight...
...and added the Batman symbol.