A cool cake is an essential component of a successful birthday party for kids. If you are having a Batman-themed party, or if Batman is simply the birthday boy or girl's favourite comic book hero, then consider some decorating ideas to make your homemade cake a hit.
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Batman's sign--a black bat with its wings spread, silhouetted against a yellow background--is instantly recognisable and visually striking. This is probably the easiest design to use for a cake, but it doesn't have to be dull. You can simply use black and yellow frosting to make the image, or you can use candy pieces. Use chocolate chips for the bat and yellow M&Ms or Reese's Pieces for the yellow background. If the Batman cake is for a Halloween party, you could use candy corn for the yellow areas.
Create a Cityscape
Batman's domain is the city--Gotham City--so use different colours of frosting to draw skyscrapers against a night sky. Use yellow candy pieces for stars and liquorice for the outlines of buildings. Don't forget to include Batman somewhere in the scene, standing proudly or performing a heroic deed.
Make a Bat Mobile
Turn the cake into Batman's Bat Mobile. Make a rectangular cake and cut it into the basic shape of a sports car with a pointed front end. Make the cake look like the top of a car by using different colours of frosting or, if you can find them, flat sheets of black liquorice. Add four wheels, two to each side, using chocolate cream cookies or chocolate mint candies.
Focus on Batman Himself
If you feel confident that you can render Batman's classic image in frosting, then go for it. Print out a standard image of the character to refer to while you work. For a fun birthday message, draw a speech bubble coming from Batman's mouth, and have Batman wishing the birthday girl a happy birthday.
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