Superman cake

Do you have a superhero in your life?

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For one family, the superhero is the dad and I was asked to make a simple vanilla-lemon sponge cake with the Superman logo on it.

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A few days before the cake was baked, I sourced for the logo and resized it to fit the pan which I’m going to use.

imageCut out the shape of the logo and trace it onto a cardboard and you would need to cut it (the cardboard) again before using it as a guide to cut out the shape from yellow fondant. I added tylose powder to the fondant as I need it to harden. You would need to use your sugarcraft tools to cut out the shape from the fondant.

imageUsing the cardboard as a guide again, cut out the finer details from the red fondant (with tylose powder) and very carefully put the red piece on the yellow one and leave to dry.

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After the logo has dried (which takes a few hours), I used the black food coloring and paint the outline. This has to be done really carefully as you want the border to be neat!

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Once that is done, you would need to let it dry again. The paint will take a while to dry up. To quicken it, you may add extract or alcohol to the coloring so that it will help in the drying process.

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Remember the cardboard that you have in the beginning, that is useful when you carve the shape of the cake. Assemble as you would for other cakes. I used Italian meringue buttercream in between the layers.

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I piped scallops for the bottom of the cake using Wilton tip #21 or any small star tip. Lastly, you would need to place the fondant logo very very carefully and precisely on top of the cake and that’s it!

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2 thoughts on “Superman cake

  1. Hi, need some help from you. I tried many recipes for swiss roll but result was not good as not soft enough. Do you have any recipes to share? Thank you.

    • Hi Angel
      Are you the one who left a comment on my IG? If so, my apologies! Have meant to reply but forgot.
      I didn’t make a lot of swiss roll so I won’t be able to share much.
      The last one I did was the Christmas log cake that I baked last year. It was soft but I’m not sure if that is what you are looking for?
      https://lynnlly.com/2014/12/27/merry-christmas/
      Your comment makes me want to bake swiss roll! Watch out for this space!

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