Tom's 12th Birthday Cake
by Henrietta Newman
The Punisher Cake
For my son Tom's 12th birthday I made him a simple "Punisher" cake. He is really into skulls and all that stuff so this was perfect.
I was short on time so I used 2 Betty Crocker strawberry cake mixes (9x13 pan size). I had this large roasting pan so cooked it in that.
After the cake was cooled I used a wooden spoon handle to make "holes" in the cake evenly spaced. I then pureed a small bag of frozen strawberries in the blender and added a bit of water to thin it to pouring consistency. I poured this slowly over the entire cake. I then let the cake sit in the fridge overnight. The next morning I frosted it with a can of whipped vanilla frosting. Chill it again to set frosting.
I had Tom draw out the image he wanted on 2 sheets of 8x11 paper (taped together). We laid this on top of the frosted cake and I traced around it with a toothpick. I used Wilton's black food coloring to color some more whipped frosting dark black and traced the skull. I used a tube of red icing/gel for the crack.
He really loved the cake and everyone enjoyed it.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Picture of Character Birthday Cake.