My daughter wanted and Incredibles themed birthday. I thought the red was a little much, but she loved the Incredibles cake and could not figure out how I got the logo on the cake.
I made a white box cake mix in a 9 X 13 pan. I used buttercream icing and iced the cake in red. I put the cake in the refrigerator to harden. Then I drew the Incredibles logo on a piece of paper the size I wanted. I traced the logo with a toothpick on the top of the cake. I filled in the logo using a star tip with the appropriate colors. I then added the border in the same colors as the logo. Last, I did the writing.
My daughter decorated cupcakes to match the cake with the "I" on them as well. The party guests enjoyed seeing my daughter's decorating skills.
The cake was relatively easy to make. I baked and iced it in red on the day before the party and then decorated it on the day of the party.
The most important thing was that my daughter loved it.
I made Dash for my son Matthew's 8th birthday. He is a free-form cake cut from 2 large rectangle cakes. I used an enlarged clip art picture as a stencil for his outline and a guide for his features. His base is covered in homemade cream cheese icing and topped with Wilton tube icing with a large star tip (#18 or 20).
His hair and clothing are also Wilton tube icings. For his hair I used tip #32 and a smaller star tip (#16) for the rest. His face is tinted homemade cream cheese icing.
The smooth parts are made from Wilton tube icing that is patted down with my finger dipped in corn starch. This gives it a fondant look. I brushed away any excess cornstarch after the icing sets up a bit, but it will dissipate on it's own over time.
It was a big hit, the children loved it and it was so much fun to create.
This Syndrome cake was really fun to do! My sister-in-law asked me to do a cake with Syndrome on it because someone that she works with looks just like him! So I found a good picture online, traced it onto parchment paper, flipped the parchment paper over and traced it out with piping gel.
Then I outlined it in black and filled it in with a #14 star tip. I used the same tip to do his hair but dragged it out and lifted it up at the end a little to give it a little texture. I used the same orange color to add the shells on the top and the bottom. Apparently the cake was a big hit. The birthday boy didn't want to cut into the head of the character!
My son wanted an Incredible birthday party and I decided to make one Incredible cake for him. I used the Wilton stand up teddy bear as a start and carved out the shape for Jack Jack. I also used two rounds for the other layers, one for the logo and one for the candles and Dash.
It was simply colored butercream frosting and a lot of stars. I did Jack Jack freehand using an action figure as my guide and I used a photo copy of the emblem to get the basic outline and just filled it in with stars.