My son's current obsession is Ben 10 so with that as the theme was inspired by the many cakes on this site to create the Ben 10 Omintrex Birthday Cake watch as his cake for his 4th Birthday.
I made a sheet cake and a round cake which placed on top (trimmed the sheet cake down to be a bit thinner to match the width of the round cake). After covering in cream cheese icing, I then covered in MMF (was my first attempt at making MMF & although not too hard probably would just used bought fondant next time as didn't taste any better in my opinion.
The plan was then to spray the fondant in Wilton Black Edible Mist but this only made it look grey and as I had already stuck the fondant to the cream cheese icing (and it was 1 am so too late to make more!!) then had to paint on Wilton Black food colour to get the desired look (this ended up looking and tasting fine although noticed few party-goers had black fingers from eating!)
Then added green, grey and white fondant cut out shapes plus a licorice strap around side of round cake plus licorice stripes and cut out on clock face.
Lastly added couple of Ben 10 figurines at base and Ben 10 Omnitrix watch done - my son was happy and friends impressed. Thanks for tips on this site!
This Homemade Ben 10 Birthday Cake was made for a 6 year old who wanted a Ben 10 cake to have at his Superheroes Party. Ben 10 has lots of complex characters (that frankly I had no clue about!), so he gave me a run down of the different types of characters, and what his favourites were.
I decided to do a double sided cake, with a Ben 10 bust on one side, and one of the aliens he turns into on the other. In this case, it was Ultimate Big Chill. The cake is 4 20cm round butter cakes stacked on top of each other, sandwiched with raspberry flavoured cream cheese frosting. I then freehand carved the busts from the neck down to almost waist height, as if the characters were standing back to back (pretty basic shape). This was dirty iced with buttercream frosting and left to crust.
The heads were made out of egg shaped polystyrene balls mounted on dowels. The Ben10 polystyrene was carved down to a head shape. Each ball was dirty iced with buttercream and allowed to crust. Both the heads and bust were then covered in Marshmallow Fondant.
The wings were originally made from fondant, but a last minute disaster with one breaking meant a backup solution using coloured foam sheets glued to skewers.
I am just a novice when it comes to cake decorating. Last year I could not find a Ben 10 cake that I liked and came up with this Ben 10 Omnitrex cake instead.
I baked one rectangle shaped cake and one round using cake mix from the box. When the cake cooled completely I iced the rectangular cake with black icing which was chocolate frosting with black food coloring. Once the top layer was frosted I placed the round cake on top.
For the round cake and the simple details I used white frosting. I use two jars of store purchased frosting, the first I halved for green and for plain white. With the second jar I added a few drops of black food coloring for grey. As for the green I used both yellow and green food coloring to get the neon green color.
I used basic zip bags as my tools for icing the cake. I looked at different images on the web for the pattern the Omnitrex as well as used my son's watch as the inspiration.