Coolest Supersonic Cake

For my brother’s birthday, he asked for a Sonic the hedgehog themed cake, because he is going through a Sonic phase and was having a Sonic themed party. Unfortunately, Sonic is not very popular and so there were not many images of a Supersonic cake on the internet. There was so little choice that I had to choose another character – Sonic’s alterego Supersonic. They are pretty similar, but Supersonic is yellow not blue.

I wanted to try a new recipe for the buttercream as I needed pure white for the eyes and gloves, not just off-white. I looked on the Wilton website and found the American’s use vegetable shortening to whiten it. I had a nightmare trying to find vegetable shortening in England as it is not so popular, however eventually I found a shortening called Trex. I used Trex for the buttercream to make it white, then coloured some yellow and some orange for his shoes, arms and tummy.

I traced the image with piping gel onto some wax paper. I then stuck it onto the cake (made and iced before starting on the image) to leave a gel outline. It was very simple after that – I just filled in each section using the coloured icing and my piping bag. I smoothed with a wet finger and re-outlined it with gel so the outline was bold again.

To finish I stuck in some red and yellow (Supersonic colours) candles and some red and yellow “chaos emeralds” (sonic toys). I raided my brother’s toy collection to find the emeralds, and also found some models of Sonic and Knuckles (the red one). I stuck them on the corners with their hands outstretched as if they were grabbing for the emeralds. The figurines were the perfect finishing touches and I though it looked so busy with them all on there, that I didn’t even bother piping a border.

6 thoughts on “Coolest Supersonic Cake”

  1. THIS IS THE BEST SONIC CAKE I’VE EVER SEEN!!! This is absolutely GREAT! all of the other sonic cakes are discolored or they look weird. But yours is just plain AWESOME! If I could I would definitely buy a supersonic cake from you!

  2. so how do you get the image on the cake from the wax paper to the cake. I know this must be a silly question but I’ve never done this before and my son really likes this cake for his birthday.

  3. Oh my gosh, this cake is way past cool! This year, I’m gonna beg my mom to make me a Sonic cake! Sonic forever!

  4. would you mind posting how you got the picture on the cake. it has great detail and i have not seen any other that looked so good and had a great picture of sonic


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