A week or so back my Blue One turned four (I feel so emotional about this…) and he is a massive Ben Ten fan – knows the aliens, loves all the different series (when Ben is 10 or when he is 15) so it was only fitting that he should have an Omnitrix birthday cake!
So as usual with the help and support of my beloved and exceptionally talented sister (of Caking it fame) I went about making his birthday cake oooo and some cool biscuits he gave to his friends to celebrate his birthday, below are the photos showing the journey, I hope you enjoy!
I did this initial sketch to work out colours as there are numerous styles of Omnitrix (possibly with different names) so I amalgamated a few styles and varied the colours. I was actually pretty chuffed with this drawing! Easily pleased me!
My sister helped me immensely with direction of the best way to carve the initial shape of the cake. Then I had to give each of the sponges a light crumb coat.
Prior to this, I coloured up the icing I needed, dark grey, light grey, green, black and some left white. Didn’t have to be exact as could add shadows and colours in later with a little mixed up food colouring and a little airbrushing.
Added the first layer of fondant icing and etched in some of the Omnitrix pattern, and quite quickly the cake was taking shape.
As the Omnitrix is a watch, a big part of it is the strap, it’s amazing what a difference it makes adding details in like this.
It’s amazing what a huge difference adding a little bit of shading can do!!!
Adding the next layer and doing some hand painting of details – my sister kindly went round the lines in black for me, as her hands are more steady than mine!
My sister carved this bit and did the initial central design, I added the surrounding fondant, the black circle and the button details.
Placed the top onto the main cake, added some thin white strips to the strap and created the thick white cables. I also painted all the grey sections silver to really make the watch look special. Just these little details make such a difference!
So here’s the cake safely home and ready for the birthday boy to see! The sponge was gluten and dairy free (mainly for me) though the black/grey icing did contain dairy as we mixed it with modelling chocolate to help with retaining the dark colour.
My sister managed to produce a sticker with the Blue One’s name and age in the style of the Ben Ten logo which I think really completed the look! These stickers also went on the bag which contained the biscuits for the Blue One’s friends.
The Blue One Seeing his Omnitrix Birthday cake for the first time
For his friends I put together some biscuits (which were just ordinary sugar biscuits) topped with rice paper with images of the Ben Ten logo, the Omnitrix and then one of Ben’s aliens – very thankful for my sister having a printer with edible inks. Three of the Blue One’s favourites – Four Arms, Mutt and Accelerate.
This has been one of my favourite over all results for a cake – what’s the most favourite cake you’ve had? 🙂 xxx