This Ben 10 cake was for a 5 year old’s birthday. I started with a 13 x 9 chocolate cake made from scratch. I then covered it with chocolate buttercream icing and froze it to firm up. I then covered it in rolled out white fondant (sugarpaste).
I downloaded a Ben 10 image from the internet and used this as my template for the cake. I first coloured the cake using diluted paste food colours – a black, green and yellow/green colour. I cut out all of the Ben 10 figure from different coloured fondants that I had coloured myself (except for the hair, which is chocolate fondant). For his mouth I used a brown food pen. I was a bit disappointed with the eyes, they were a bit goggley.
To make the Ben 10 lettering, I mixed green and yellow fondants to give the graduated effect and cut out the letters. To make the black shapes on the 10, I used black fondant and a flower shape cutter and a drinking straw.
On the side of the cake I put the boy’s name and age in the “Ben 10” style lettering.