With the 4th of July holiday weekend quickly approaching here in the United States, blogs all over the country are featuring patriotic content of some sort, though I have noticed that most of it seems to be food-related! Here at Geeky Musings, things are no different, though I have done my best to make sure today’s post is also geeky and nerdy. With that, I give you the Captain America Cake!
Okay, this cake may not be a perfect representation of Steve Rogers’ alter ego – I was working with a small canvas and could only do a variation on his shield – but I’m still really happy with how it turned out!
Both the cake and the icing were store-bought (I’m working my way up to all home-made baked goods!), and I simply added gel food coloring to get the colors that I wanted. Well, close to what I wanted. In retrospect, I should have used egg whites only to keep the white layers white and the red ones a little less pink. I also noticed that there was a certain threshold beyond which the color just wouldn’t get darker.
After the cake layers had cooled and been leveled, I stacked them in an alternating pattern and glued them together with a layer of blue icing. I then coated the entire cake in a slightly darker blue icing and decorated the top to look like Captain America’s shield. To get the shield template, I simply used two different bowls and my Captain American t-shirt to draw the design on parchment paper. Once I had the pattern that I wanted, I cut it out and used sprinkles to fill in the star and the edge of the cake!
Since this cake was just something I had pictured in my head, I was really excited that the physical version turned out as well as it did. Of course, there are some things I’d adjust on future attempts, but it’s not too shabby, if I do say so myself!
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend nerds, and I will see you back here on Monday!