I made this Joker cake for a 21st birthday party. It’s from the Dark Knight movie that starred Heath Ledger.
I baked two 9″ rounds for this project. I covered both with buttercream icing and then used fondant to sculpt the features of the face including nose, chin, lips, eyes and eyebrows.
I rolled out fondant and covered the cake. I then smoothed over the icing which adapted very well to the sculpted features underneath. Then I hand painted the cake starting with the eyes. I used Wilton colorings and a small paintbrush to get the desired effect.
For the small areas on his face that look like cross-hatching I used a dry brush technique. The lips are painted with red and shadowed with black.
I used a large board for this cake to make room for his famous quote “why so serious” which was fingerpainted in red buttercream. The joker cards are non-edible.