My mother-in-law has always baked birthday cakes for the boys — as I mentioned last week, it’s only been in recent years that my husband started to decorate them. This year he chose a simple design for our superhero-obsessed boy: Captain America’s shield.
This cake was huge — how huge was it? The platform it’s sitting on is a table topper, which my mother-in-law wrapped in starry paper to match the cake’s theme.
It was also delicious. My boy loves vanilla, so she obliged with a yummy, moist vanilla cake, vanilla pudding filling, and vanilla buttercream frosting. So good! Here is the moment it was brought out:
Time to blow out the candles!
The surprise was, there was a second cake — you can see it on the left there. It is an arc-reactor cake that, thanks to our friend S, could light up.
Aidan tries to blow out the arc reactor 😀
Since the larger cake fed everyone at the party, I decided to bring the arc-reactor cake to Aidan’s school on Monday. His classmates loved that it lit up and had many nice things to say about the yummy cake. I saved the last piece for my boy to have after dinner. Thank you for the yummy cakes, Gran!
4 thoughts on “Superhero birthday party – Cakes”
I’ve made some fun cakes before but never ones that cool. A light up cake! how awesome is that!
It was pretty darn awesome – I think we should have light-up cakes from now on 😀
Would it be possible to get directions for lighting up the arc reactor?? 🙂
Hi Tammy – it was made by our electrical engineer friend with stuff he had laying around, but we would have used something like this closet light otherwise – http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=12134762