I made this Ben 10 birthday cake for my second boy's 6th birthday. Its probably boys and their age thingy because his brother also requested for a Ben 10 cake when he was 6!
While I took a bit more time to hand paint Ben on the cake for my elder boy (see below), this time, I just used an edible image purchased from a local cake decorating supplies shop. It was my son's choice anyway, so I just went with it. And off course, the green color theme was his choice too!
This was the cake I made for my elder son:
How to Make Easy Ben 10 Birthday Cake:
Edible images are quite a life saver when you need to decorate a themed cake but pressed for time. In my case, I used edible image not because of time factor, but simply because it was the request of the birthday boy.
These were the main supplies I used to make this Ben 10 birthday cake:
Cake - I baked a rectangle cake measuring 13 inches by 11 inches and I used my family favourite butter pound cake recipe.
Buttercream - I used buttercream to cover the cake. The cake itself was a single layered one so I did not fill it with any buttercream.
Fondant - The fondant I used on this cake was only for the wordings. I used my handmade fondant and tinted it in yellow (I used Wilton Golden Yellow color).
Edible image - Like I mentioned earlier, the edible images I used on this cake were store bought. All 3 images were printed on one sheet and all I had to do was cut them out following the outlines.
Piping tip - I used only one piping tip fo the entire cake decoration and that is the star tip.
Piping bags - I used 2 piping bags to be exact, one for the light green icing, and the other for the darker green icing. And the piping bags were disposable ones. I always prefer disposable piping bags when working with buttercream. They save me all the time and hassle of having to washing the grease off the bags.
Green food coloring - I don't quite recall the name of the green color I used here but I used the same green for the whole cake, only in higher concentrations for the borders.
And this was how I decorated the cake:
Once the cake was baked, I levelled it and crumb coated it with a thin layer of buttercream.
Next, I cut out the 3 Ben 10 images following their outlines and placed on the cake as shown.
And then, using a star piping tip, I piped light green stars all over the top of the cake. In piping the stars, I made sure they were as close as possible to one another so that there is no gap to see through the cake underneath.
Once the top was completed, I went on to the sides of the cake. For the sides, using the same star tip and light green buttercream, I piped 2 lines of zig zag pattern all round the cake (not sure if this should be called zig zag, but its basically like piping zig zag but only the lines are very close to one another.)
Once the light green icing work was done, I added a bit more green coloring to the icing such that the color became a bit more intense. Again, with the same piping tip, I piped a rope border all around the base on the cake as the cake border. And I piped the same rope border around each edible image to frame them.
With the piping work done, the Ben 10 birthday cake was also almost done. To finish off the decoration, I rolled some yellow fondant and cut out the "Happy Birthday" wordings and number "6" as well as my boy's name using my alphabet cutters. And I simply placed them on the cake where I wanted them to be.
And that was how I decorated this super easy Ben 10 birthday cake.
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