Friday, November 19, 2010

Captain America Shield Cake


I did this groom's cake for a very neat couple last weekend.  They had their reception on the Delta Queen Riverboat.  In case you're not a fan of the comics, this is Captain America's shield.

For this cake we started, as we do with a lot of cakes, with some images from Google image search.  Chad then took one of those images and used a freeware program, PosteRazor, to enlarge the image to the appropriate size.

From there we took an 18 inch round cake and began carving.  I wound up making the shield a little rounder than I wanted because I still had to account for everyone getting an full serving of cake in their slice.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

8 comments:

  1. I am still amazed at your smooth buttercream.
    The recipe you posted on your tutorial is my favorite buttercream recipe so far! I've used it this weekend for all of my orders :)
    Thanks!

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  2. WHAT! that is amazing. looks like a toy! great work!

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  3. This looks amazing!!! My cousin's son was Captin America for Halloween and when she bought the costume, they forgot to send the shield :( I am sure he would have LOVED this one much better though! He wouldn't even had to go trick or treating, he could have gotten a sugar high off of this :)

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  4. Wow that is so wonderful. I am a huge Captain America fan. Great job.

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  5. i looove your cakes! they are so smooth and clean... i hope i can get as good as you! one day ;-)

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  6. This is amazing. How do you get the frosting so smooth and still keep the design? I can usually get a smooth finish with one solid color, but I don't even know how to approach a design to get it this smooth with such crisp distinctions between the colors. Do you have any hints?

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    1. Hi Karen! The shield is actually done in fondant, and not buttecream. That makes it much easier, right? :)

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