Little Deadpool Cake

My son just celebrated his 31st birthday and asked me to make him a Little Deadpool Cake. In all the years of making cakes I’ve actually never made him one of my sculpted or special cakes. Oh, don’t get me wrong, he’s had cakes but it has always been the Wilton shaped cake pans with the little stars piped all over. He loves those but wanted something different for once.

I had originally thought to make a sculpted cake so baked two 9 x 13 inch chocolate cakes. But once they were baked and I had a rough template of Deadpool sketched out I thought it was going to be way too small, not to mention such a waste of cake. So I went with plan B. I decided to make a fondant Deadpool topper to be put on the cake.

Let me tell you, it wasn’t fast and wasn’t as easy as I had thought. But it wasn’t as hard as it could have been, just very time consuming. Each of those little black outlines is very thinly rolled fondant. It just looked so unfinished and simply didn’t do Deadpool justice without it.

I’m not sure about the little fondant balls for the border and the kids thought I could have done without them and would have preferred frosting. I told them I didn’t have enough left over after frosting the cake and wasn’t going to make more so they just had to deal with it. No border looked awful so that’s what I came up with.

If I ever have to make it again I think I’m going to try and make it a little more 3-D. Overall I was happy with how the little guy turned out.