The Superhero Craft Book
This is a super-simple cake with a really dramatic, bright effect that will make a great centerpiece to a superhero party. If you like, you can bake the sponge cakes in advance and freeze before decorating a day or two ahead of the party.
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You Will Need
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line the tins. Cream the butter with the sugar until it is smooth and pale, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the milk, then fold in the flour. Divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for 40–50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from the tins and leave to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. If you’re making in advance, cover in plastic wrap and freeze. Place the cakes next to each other and use buttercream frosting to stick together. Use the template below and a sharp knife to cut the cake into a jagged shape. Spread a layer of buttercream frosting over the cake.
Roll the yellow fondant out between two sheets of plastic wrap until it is about 1⁄8in (3mm) thick. Place the inner template on top and cut another jagged shape from the yellow fondant. Use the plastic wrap as before (see step 3) to place it on top of the cake. Smooth down, then remove the plastic wrap.