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Extract from The Superhero Craft Book • By Laura Minter and Tia Williams • Published by GMC Publications

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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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© 2018 Laura Minter and Tia Williams / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · The Superhero Craft Book by Laura Minter and Tia Williams, published by GMC (£5.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to bake a cake. Pow Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to bake a cake. Pow Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to bake a cake. Pow Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roll the red fondant out between two layers of plastic wrap until it is about 1⁄4in (5mm) thick and 3in (8cm) bigger than the actual cake. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and use the bottom layer to pick the fondant up and carefully flip it over on top of the cake.

  • How to bake a cake. Pow Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Smooth down the fondant on top of the cake, keeping the plastic wrap in place as you do so in order not to mark it. Use your fingers to gently press the fondant between the edges of the cake. Use a sharp knife to trim off any excess fondant.

  • How to bake a cake. Pow Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    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.

  • How to bake a cake. Pow Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll the blue fondant out between two sheets of plastic wrap until it is about 1⁄8in (3mm) thick and use the template to cut out the POW letters. Add a little water to the bottom of each letter and place onto the cake, starting with the ‘O’ in the middle to ensure the letters are central.

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