My daughter was turning three and all she talked about was Jacob. She had to have a Jacob Black from New Moon Cake and party. I had already made an Edward cake but my heart wasn't into Jacob so I think it isn't as good, but she knew who it was!
This is an 11 x 15 three layer cake. I baked my cake. Then I crumb coated the cake in white buttercream. Black and red icing are so gross using the Wilton Black icing gel. I prefer to use the liquid black and liquid red for those colors. They do not taste bitter but do thin the icing so add a little more powder sugar to it. I then iced the cake in black on the side and made it sort of blend in with the white so it had a distressed look. I drew out Jacob on Parchment paper and cut it out. I colored some ready to use fondant to make his basic skin tone using copper gel icing with a little brown. Rolled it out using Pam spray instead of rolling it out on power sugar. (makes it less dry) I put the cut out drawing of his face on the fondant and cut the shape out using a fondant cutter. I think a butter knife would have been easier.
Then I marked his facial features using a black food marker and yellow food marker. So I know which was lighter color and dark color. I put it on the cake and used black icing gel (corn syrup and power sugar) to make the very black and shiny hair. I star tipped white and black so there was a difference between his black hair and the black background. I used different shades of skin tones to try and make the shading but I was running out of time for her party, so the shades weren't perfect. They worked out ok.
I wrote happy birthday in red at an angle on both sides at the top and my daughter's name on the side of the front. I used a tip 16 star to make the shell border in blue. My daughter likes blue. Over all it took about 2 hours to decorate.