This is the Astro Boy Birthday Cake I made for my son’s 7th birthday. We went to see Astro boy at the movies. The sponge cake was quite large, a ‘full slab’. I found an image online and printed it, made it bigger and cut Astro out of sponge cake. Because Astro boy is so skinny, I also put him on a slab of cake and iced it blue. The black was the hardest colour to get right, so much colouring was needed in my butter icing. It also got darker the longer it was in the fridge. Red was also a hard colour to make, again a lot of colouring was used and it too got darker the longer it was in the fridge.
I put green coloured sugar on his belt and used gels to colour in his facial features. It turned out well though and even some of the other movie goers had a piece of Astro Boy.