I don’t consider myself a necessarily girly-girl. I love to camp, spend time outdoors, watch baseball and hockey, listen to loud rock and roll, love crime shows, etc. I have to admit, however, I seem to be missing the superhero gene! I appreciate a good superhero in the occasional movie or great costumes at Halloween, but if you ask me about Bruce Wayne, it may take a second before I figure out if you are referring to Batman or Superman.
I am always up for a birthday cake challenge, so I thought I would attempt Mason and Alex’s favorite superheros: Batman and Iron Man. Despite my superhero ignorance, I am fairly confident with Batman. Iron Man, on the other hand, is where that ignorance returns in full force! I tried my usual hot spots for cake inspiration: blogs, Google image searches, Pinterest, movie/cartoon clips, etc., but Iron Man continued to elude my creativity. This creativity block continued for several days and as the birthday approached, I began to fear that stifling creativity might, in fact, be Iron Man’s ultimate super power.
I unleashed a few of my decorating superheros, and the gold and silver pearl powders ultimately saved the day by kicking up the Iron Man mask and power supply.
I welcome any suggestions for future superhero cakes! It can be difficult to find that delicate balance of awesome… that remains within my ability to execute!
Confession of a *Wannabe* Foodie… Boxed cake mix, layered with pudding, and frosted with homemade icing can be pretty fantastic and great for kids’ birthday cakes. The kids get way more excited about the decorations than homemade cake!