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  • Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a Marvel Avengers Cake

  • with iron mans mask, thors hammer, captain americas sheild, hawkeyes bow and arrow and

  • of course hulks fist smashing through the top.

  • First thing you'll need to do is to print out the template you can get that and the

  • recipe quantities on the website howtocookthat.net so you know what size to we are making everything

  • in and I'll link to that below.

  • For hulks fist and iron-mans mask we are going to use rice bubbles mixed with melted marshmallows.

  • You can melt the marshmallows in the microwave like I am or in a double boiler on the stovetop

  • and then just mix them together. And you'll get this super sticky mixture.

  • Rub a little bit of cooking oil on your hands so it doesn't stick to you.

  • Then take a good scoop of the mixture and shape it into the size of the fist on the

  • template. You'll need to squeeze and push the mixture together so it all sticks to itself.

  • Then put that to one side, grab some more and squeeze it into the shape of the fingers.

  • Use a knife to make indents for each knuckle, following the lines that you've got there

  • on the template. Then put lines across the top for the gaps between the fingers.

  • Place that on top of the piece you already made and then make indents for the top of

  • the fingers going all the way down through both bits. The advantage of using this rice

  • bubble mixture instead of cake is it is light so it can sit on top without getting top heavy

  • and falling over, it is easier to make all these details than doing it out of a cake

  • covered in buttercream and you can make it ahead of time as well.

  • Grab some more and make a piece for his thumb and add it on top. Then leave that to firm

  • up, I put mine int he freezer, if you've got time you can just leave it at room temp over

  • night. Once it is firm, lift it up and cut down the

  • indents for the knuckles at the back. Then trim the hand so it is going inwards at the

  • back towards where the wrist is. Then add a cake pop stick just poking that into the

  • middle of the hand, we will use this to hold it upright while we decorate it and on the

  • cake. Place a tissue box on its side with some baking

  • paper over the top and make a small hole in the side. Then place the fist on top. Just

  • poking ti through there so it is going to hold it the right way up for us.

  • Trim down the sides of the hand to sort of round them out so it doesn't look flat and

  • then add a small ball of rice bubbles to each knuckle at the back.

  • Now we don't want our fist to look lumpy when we cover it so we need to add a strip of fondant

  • along each finger. Add more if you need to to get them nice and level. DO that for each

  • finger and then add snakes of fondant and add them down the back of the hand for tendons

  • so it looks like he is really pumping that fist. And then a vein going across the back

  • as well. Now roll out some green fondant in a nice

  • sheet and place it over the top of hulks fist. Use your fingers to press the fondant down

  • between the fingers there then lift and smooth it around the sides of the fist.

  • Gently press it around the tendons at the back and then trim off most of the excess

  • fondant and push the rest under the fist. Now take your knife and draw in lines on the

  • knuckles there. Define the lines around the fingers and the

  • thumbs and then use your thumb to flatten out and area for the thumbnail which is rather

  • big.. Then use the knife again to draw around that

  • and define it and add line to the knuckle.

  • Take some edible powdered food colouring and dust along the finger joins and knuckles to

  • add some shading. It just makes it look a bit more 3D even though it is 3D it just brings

  • it to life a bit. Then leave that to one side.

  • IRON MAN MASK For the ironman mask take more rice bubble

  • mixture and squash it into the size of the mask shown on the template. Then take the

  • side profile piece and put it up against it and have a look at where you need to add more.

  • On mine the top looks good but the chin area needs to be built up.

  • Continue to add more until you are happy with it, if I bend the paper down here you will

  • be able to see it follows the shape fairly well.

  • When you've been adding you've probably squashed the main shape a bit wider so just place the

  • mask template over the top and trim around it using a sharp knife to get it back to being

  • the right shape.

  • Then place the whole thing onto some red fondant. Roll out some more and drape it over the top

  • of the iron man mask, then use your fingers to gently rub the fondant. Now what we are

  • doing here is getting it into all of the little holes of the rice bubbles and smoothing it

  • out. An then we are going to add another sheet over the top in a sec so just use a knife

  • to smooth out all the bumps from the rice bubbles and push it in there .

  • Then roll out some more red fondant and place it over the top. Gently smooth it around trim

  • off the edges. Use the flat part of a knife to make the straight line across where the

  • eyes and another one across where the mouth is. And sharpen the edges around the jaw line

  • as well.

  • Then use your knife to indent on each side of his cheek. Roll out some black and cut

  • out the template pieces. Take some gold luster dust and using a dry

  • paint brush just brush it over the top of each one.

  • Roll out a strip of white and place it across the eye area. Then add the top part of his

  • mask over the top. Line up the next piece just under the eyes

  • and add it into place. And then add the mouth part. I'm not super happy with the shape here

  • so I'll adjust it in the fondant here on mine but I'll change the actual template shape

  • to match the adjustments so it's easy for you.

  • Use some gold luster to dust over any areas that you've rubbed it off when you were putting

  • it on. Now on the top of the mask we need to add

  • these indents. This mask shape is based on the iron man suit Mark 43 from the Avengers

  • Age of Ultron movie. He has so many suit designs but that is the one we are going with for

  • this one. Just use your knife to make indents where

  • the lines should be and because we used black fondant underneath the gold it will look good.

  • To make Thors hammer we are going to use a chocolate bar for the handle and a kitkat

  • for the inside. Use a serrated knife to cut it to the right

  • length then split it into two and stack them up. You'll need one more layer so use the

  • left over bit to piece together another one the same length.

  • Now grab some melted compound chocolate and use it to glue them together. Use a knife

  • to smooth out the top and sides and leave to set. Cut the handle to the correct length.

  • Then roll out some black fondant and wrap the top of the hammer up like a present. Gently

  • press each side onto the baking paper to flatten it out. Then use the side of a knife to flatten

  • out the edges on each corner there. Then brush the whole thing in edible silver luster dust.

  • Roll a snake of black and also dust that in silver.

  • Very slightly dampen your chocolate bar and wrap the snake up around it just by rolling

  • the bar on an angle. Now take a ball of black fondant and add it

  • to the end, shaping it like the end of thors hammer.

  • Then brush that with silver as well. Take a circle cutter and remove a circle of fondant

  • from the base of the hammer. Turn it upside down and add some compound white chocolate

  • in that little hole there and then add that into place. Smooth off any excess then add

  • a thin strip of fondant around the join. Brush it with silver then use a knife to make two

  • indents around the top there.

  • Take the left over white compound chocolate and add 1 teaspoon of milk to make it seize.

  • As you stir it you'll see it gets crumbly and that is what we want so we can use it

  • for little bits of rubble on the cake at the end.

  • Now for the fiddly part hawk eyes bow.

  • Take a thin strip of black and line it up with the template standing it on it's side.

  • Then take an extra bit and roll it up at one end, trim it off and add that to the top of

  • the bow on each side.

  • Roll a thin snake for the arrow, then use your fingers to shape a tip and add it to

  • one end and just add extra bits of snake to the other end.

  • Now for the solid part of the bow flatten out some brown fondant and trim it to the

  • shape shown on the template. Then using a tiny bit of water join it to your black. Then

  • do the same on the other side. Remember all these fondant details can be made up to a

  • few weeks ahead and just left to air dry for a few days and then stored in a container

  • to protect form dust. There is one more solid part there, this is

  • modelled on the bow hawk eye uses in the avengers age of ultron movie.

  • I wish they'd made it a bit denser so it was easier to make out of fondant and not quite

  • so fiddly. Follow the template to add strips of brown along the other lines and then use

  • a fine piping tip to just to add an indent on each of the bigger solid sections.

  • Brush the arrow in silver luster dust and the tiny bit at the front of the bow too.

  • Leave those to dry out.

  • Now a really easy bit, a couple of buttons for the top of thors cape. Just flatten out

  • some black, cut out two circles and then using a star piping tip push down into the circle

  • to give indents around that. If you don't have a piping tip you could use your knife

  • to do this. Brush them both with silver and they're done.

  • We can't forget captain america's shield. Cut a small circle of blue then a bigger one

  • of red. And the cut out the small blue sized circle from the centre and add the red around

  • the blue. Cut out a black circle in the next size up, take the centre out and brush with

  • silver luster dust. Then yes, place that over the top.

  • Now we need another circle of red.

  • Use your template to cut out a star and then brush it silver and add it to the top of the

  • shield.

  • The shield is not flat it is rounded so make a rounded mound of fondant lightly smaller

  • than the shield and add the shield on top. If you don't have a couple of days to leave

  • this to dry out then you'll need to add tylose to the fondant so that it dries out quickly

  • for you so that you can stand it up.

  • Now for the actual cakes, make 1 and one half times the chocolate cake recipe and bake it

  • two round tins 8" in diameter. Then put some mixture into a wide teacup or narrow bowl

  • this is going to be for hulks wrist. Then put the rest of the mixture into another

  • 8" tin and bake them all in a moderate oven until done.

  • Make up one batch of buttercream and to that some milk chocolate ganache, I'll put all

  • of these recipes on the howtocookthat website for you.

  • Once your cakes are cool, level them off and add some simple syrup to the top of each layer.

  • This is really nice moist cake anyway but if you're not serving it on the day you make

  • it I always like to add some simple syrup as well. Spread on a layer of frosting and

  • then repeat that with your other layers stacking them up.

  • Then cover the whole cake in a thin layer of frosting. Now this is called the crumb

  • coat because it catches all the crumbs that come of the cake when you are doing it.

  • With the teacup cake trim off two side to make it flatter and then cover that in frosting

  • too. Once its been in the fridge for about and

  • hour the frosting will be firmer and you can add another coat of frosting over the top.

  • Smooth the top first to make it flat, then do the edges. Then any extra bits that are

  • sticking up on the sides just push them in towards the middle of your cake.

  • To cover the cake, knead you cream fondant until it is smooth then roll it out, I am

  • using a silicone mat to roll it on because ti makes it easy. If you don't have one you

  • can use baking paper. If it is sticking at all just rub on little bit of vegetable oil

  • on there.

  • Once it is big enough lift it off the mat and place it onto the cake.

  • Lift the edges and smooth them down, lifting and smoothing until the fondant is flat all

  • the way around down to the base of your cake.

  • Trim off the excess from around the base. And then if you have a fondant smoother you

  • can use it to smooth out the top and sides of the cake.

  • Next take a strong cake board and roll out some blue fondant thinly on top. Then trim

  • around the edge using a knife.

  • Lift up the cake and transfer it onto the cake board placing it nearer to the back.

  • Roll out a snake of cream and add it around the base to make the cake look neat where

  • it joins to the cake board.

  • Cover the the tea cup cake but when you trim it off leave about a cm extra, flip it over

  • and tuck it onto the bottom of the cake. Use something rounded I ma just using the

  • handle of my paintbrush here, to indent hulks wrist in so it looks like tendons are really

  • sticking out like it does when someone is tensing a fist.

  • Place the wrist gently on top of the cake and mark the outline of where it sits. Remove

  • it and then using black gel food colour paint around the edge and then continue to paint

  • it out so it look like there are cracks in the cake from where the hulk fist smashed

  • through. Add wrist back on top and add two cake pop

  • sticks in for support. Then push the fist down into the wrist and use something rounded

  • to blend the fondant in anywhere there are gaps.

  • Now roll out some thin red fondant for thors cape and drape it over one side of the cake

  • coming up to where the wrist is. Add the those two buttons and then thors hammer into place.

  • Roll a little strip of brown fondant and add that to the base of the hammer just letting

  • it drape down over the edge there.

  • Position iron mans mask on one side of the cake and captain americas shield on the other.

  • Then position hawk eyes bow and arrow carefully positioning them on the cape. You can use

  • a little bit of water to keep them in place. Now add the seized white chocolate pieces

  • for rubble on top and around the base of the cake. And if you like add the birthday child's

  • name to the front of the cake. Special shout out to all the people who requested this cake

  • and to joyce from joyliciouscakes on Facebook she is in Singapore this cake is inspired

  • by a cake she made. She doesn't take orders but you can go and show her some love on here

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Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a Marvel Avengers Cake

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    張懿慧   posted on 2015/07/25
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