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!!


  1. so perfect smooth cake

  2. 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 :)

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

  4. 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 :)

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

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

  7. 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?

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


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