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Coolest Green Lantern Birthday Cake

by Chris J.
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Homemade Green Lantern Birthday Cake

Homemade Green Lantern Birthday Cake

My son always wants a cake with a superhero or t.v. character I can never find. This year he wanted a Green Lantern birthday cake.

The simplest idea I could come up with (I am a beginner so the simpler the better) was to put the Green Lantern's logo on the cake. I searched for images of the logo, copied it to my photos, and printed and cut it out to fit a 9 inch round, layered cake.

I started with 1 store bought chocolate cake mix and 2 containers of white icing. I baked the cake in 2-9 inch round pans and let them cool. I trimmed the bottom layer to make both sides as flat as I could and then flipped the cake bottom side up and set it on my platter. It is easier to frost this way as the top will be crumbly. I frosted the bottom layer with the white frosting and then repeated the process to the top layer of the cake. I then mixed the remaining frosting with liquid green food coloring (it was not as green as I would have liked, I would suggest using powder food coloring).

I set the cake in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let the frosting harden. Once it was hard enough, I took the template of the logo and placed it on the cake. I took a toothpick and traced around the paper to leave an outline of the logo and then gently lifted up the paper template. I first outlined the logo with the green frosting using a #3 round tip, and then filled in the logo with the green frosting. I smoothed the frosting in the logo with a small damp paintbrush, and then applied green sugar sprinkles. I finished the cake with some green "buttons" along the bottom.

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great cake!
by: Anonymous

compliment!

Great Job!
by: Cake Diva,St.George,Ut

From a Diva to a Beginner...You did Great! My husband wants one now! Keep up the good work girl!

.coolest
by: Anonymous

grate

good job
by: Magi

Good job on the cake, wondering what kind of green lantern games did you play at the birthday party?

Great job....
by: Anonymous

I really like your idea I am going to use it this on sunday for my sons bday.... thank you

Great idea :)
by: Judy

I don't bake and I really like what you did...so I am going to bake my son his GL birthday cake for his 13th birthday today :)

Thank you!

Awesome
by: Anonymous

Great Job, I am going to do this for my 4 yrd.

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