I was preparing for my husband’s 30th birthday and he is a huge die hard Astro Boy fan so I decided to make an Astro Boy cake!
I went to work researching and found a really good Astro Boy picture on the net! I printed it off and traced it onto baking paper and cut it out!
I am not much of a baker so used Green’s packet mix cakes – used 2 and made a large slab.
I placed the cut out of Astro boy onto the slab and cut around it! I then mixed up all the frosted icing and mixed up all the required colours.
I did the skin tone first and then all the black areas. For the eyes I used black licorice and cut it to size – all trial and error really – placed smarties on top of the licorice for pupils!
I piped the mouth and ears with black icing.
I used left over cake and iced it with red icing and placed the candles in it! This just meant that I didn’t have to put candles in my creation and spoil the effect!
And there you have it!
Icing time was approx. 1hr! Quite easy really!