How To Make a Batman Birthday Cake

Enlight2When I asked my nephew what sort of cake he wanted for his 3rd birthday he told me wanted a Batman Cake. How on earth was I going to make a Batman Cake? After thinking and searching images on Google I came up with a design and I thought I would share it with all of you!

Here is how I did it:

  1. Bake 2 cakes – I used this Gluten Free Butter Cake recipe and added yellow food colouring gel to the mixture.
  2. Make up a small amount of icing and spread on the top of one cake and join the 2 cakes together.
  3. Using ready to roll fondant icing, add some blue food colouring gel and knead until the colour is even, adding extra food colouring as required.
  4. Roll out the food colouring into a circle large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with black and yellow food colouring gels to make buildings and a Batman logo.
  6. Decorate with some Batman Lego Duplo.

My nephew was very impressed with his Batman Cake.

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I think it turned out quite well for my first time working with fondant icing. What do you think?

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Gluten Free Lemon & Lime Slice

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Ingredients

Base

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free plain flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Citrus Curd

  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, chopped
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 4 teaspoons lime rind
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour

Topping

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180’C. Grease and line a 20x30cm slice tin.
  2. Prepare the curd by placing all curd ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly for 5 minutes until mixture comes to the boil and thickens. Set aside to cool.
  3. Prepare the base by creaming the sugar and butter in an electric mixture. Add the egg and combine. Gradually add the flour and coconut while continuing to mix at a low speed. Press the base mixture into the base of the pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare the topping by placing all topping ingredients into a bowl, stirring well to combine.
  5. Spread the cooled curd onto the top of the base and then spread the topping over the curd, ensuring you press it down well.
  6. Bake for a further 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Allow to cool and serve.

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