Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Hulk!

So even though I haven't posted any pictures recently, its definitely not as if I haven't been baking!  Between grad school, cake, and, I haven't had time to post anything!  And while most of these cakes can be posted without a huge story, I just couldn't pass this one up. 

I got a call from a coworker a few weeks ago, frantically asking for someone, anyone who could make a cake with the Incredible Hulk on it.  The cake was for Kaden, and he had specifically asked for an Incredible Hulk cake...and what the birthday boy wants, the birthday boy gets!

I said of course, I can do the Incredible Hulk! No big thing.  Easy as pie.  Well, I may have overestimated my hulking abilities.  Every picture I pulled up online of Mr. Hulk looked scary.  And difficult.  And really, well, angry and green.  Eek. 

I frosted the cake easily, and then experimented with some airbrush colors for a faded purple and green look, then tackled the Hulk. In the time it took me to mix, bake, cool, and frost the cake to my liking, I had barely even made any progress on the hulking beast. He kept looking friendly! I couldn't get him to look angry at the bad guys, whoever they are. It took me about 3hrs, and finally, I was pleased with the product.

This is about as manly and angry as my cakes can get, I think....

Little known fact.  The airbrush color goes everywhere...I lifted up the cake plate and had a scalloped circle of clean counter, and a ton of purple counter!  Whoops....

All said and done, I think the Hulk was quite handsome. And maybe a little friendlier than usual, but who said that was a bad thing? Kaden loved it, and that's all that matters!

6 year olds have to have big boy cakes!

Kaden and his cake!

6-year-olds and a cake covered in buttercream...trouble!

So then what does the cake decorator get to do after 5 hours spent on an awesome birthday cake for a very deserving little boy??

Clean the kitchen!

Happy Birthday Kaden!  And next year, lets go for something a little :)