My little boy turned 4 at the end of Dec'08 and is a huge fan on the Hulk. He wanted an Incredible Hulk Birthday cake in the shape of the Hulk fighting with the Abomination from the latest film - unfortunately my kitchen's a little on the small side and I promised him just the Hulk (and just his face at that).
I started with a 10" chocolate sponge cake, filled with chocolate buttercream. This I cropped a little to make an oval for his face shape. I decided not to bother with the marzipan, and just coloured some readymade fondant bright green - along with my hands! I used powder icing colours as I find these are easier to get the colour you require and don't make the icing sticky.
After molding his nose and adding eyes, teeth, etc., I shaded his face once again with powder colouring in a darker shade of green. I used liquorice wheels for his hair, unravelling them and cutting to desired lengths - these I stuck on with a tube of black writing icing that I bought from the supermarket.
I popped a big sparkler in his mouth when it was time for the cake to come out and my little guy loved it. Hope you all do too. Happy creating.
My son wanted a Hulk cake for his 8th birthday so I decided to try to make one myself instead of ordering one. I made 1/2 sheet of white cake and the other 1/2 sheet chocolate. I had bought the hulk face and hand pieces.
I placed the Hulk face in the middle with the fingers placed so that it seemed like he was pulling himself up out of the ground. I had a hard time with the icing (I just used regular canned icing). I hadn't read up on how to make it easier on myself but it all worked out with this cake because I made cuts in the cake to make it seem like the ground was cracking open so Hulk could break through, so the messier the better.
To give the big crack in the middle a little lift, I stacked a few graham crackers and put the crumbs of the cake over them so you couldn't see them. Everyone seemed to think it was neat looking cake so I was glad I didn't give in and order him a cake instead. He really liked it.
I made this 3rd birthday Hulk Cake for a friend's nephew. I wanted to go all out because I wasn't able to make her wedding cake because of a death in the family. So I wanted to make it up to her. This was the 2nd time I use rice crispies. I started with 1 rice crispy ball and 1 crispy rectangle.
I carved away, frosted, and covered with fondant. I had just seen an episode of cake boss where he was using a steamer to help make the fondant easier to mold. So I turned on my coffee pot and used the steam to help smooth and mold. I also used some Crisco to help with the smoothing. I let it dry a little them I airbrushed.
I stacked my cakes and just pretty much went with it. I love it when people tell me "make whatever you want, I trust you". That gives me creative freedom. That's when I make the best cakes.
I don't have any professional training, I taught myself watching You Tube, Cake Boss, and coolest-cakes.com.