For All Those Who Have Made Batman Cakes.

Decorating By jessahmir Updated 14 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm by jessahmir

jessahmir Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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I'm trying to make a small Batman symbol for the top of my cake. How do you make the symbol look so authentic? Is there a miniature bat symbol cutter out there anywhere? I have a bat cookie cutter, but it looks nothing like the bat symbol. I'm quite new at decorating so a big TIA

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dchockeyguy Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:09pm
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I haven't done Batman, but I did Green Lantern. I just printed out the logo on some heavy duty paper and used a knife to cut around it.

abslu Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:18pm
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I used FBCT for my batman symbol. . . . I just printed it off of the internet, and used it under a piece of waxed paper. Very easy.

cohen1 Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:27pm
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Bake and ice your cake- you need to have either fondant or a crusting buttercream to do this.
Find your image, size it and print it.
Cut around the image but leave room to hold the image.
Trace the outline of the image with a marker, one that will bleed though so you can see the outlined image when you flip over the paper.
Take the image and flip it over so you see the outline. Pipe the outline with icing.
Take the image, flip it over and lay it on the cake.
Gently rub over the image outline and the piped icing.
peel up the image.
You should now have an outlined image on your cake.
Now re-outline and color your image.

sadsmile Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:31pm
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I didn't make Batman but I made Super Man's S for Supergirl. My S was muti layered, muti colored.
Make your own template. thumbs_up.gif
Find am image on google.
Save to your computer.
Resize the image to what you need.
Print it out in the size you need.
Cut it out carfully!

Roll out gumpaste.(colored whatever you need)
Place gumpaste on wax paper on flat cookie sheet.
Grease gumpaste with crisco generously so paper doesn't stick.
Lay paper template on gumpaste.
Use exacto craft knife to cut around your template.
Rub crisco on edges
Use fondant gumpaste tools to smooth edges.
Lay somewhere to dry flat.
Remove from wax paper.
Place on cake.

tmelrose Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:35pm
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Ok I've got a question in this regard whether it be batman or something else. You see incredible logos done in fondant. Do you guys place a paper pattern on the fondant, then take an exacto knife and trace around it? How would this work if there are multiple parts to the logo, cut it out like pieces of a pattern and place pieces together?

sadsmile Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:38pm
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Yup Crisco so it doesn't stick. Plan your logo for built up layers with the sizes varying slightly, color varying per design. Cut smoothly and slowly. it takes time. Let it dry completely hard before gluing stuff together or you risk cracking things. Do it a whole week before you need it.

tmelrose Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 6:44pm
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Thank you sadsmile!

jessahmir Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm
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Thank you guys so much! That sounds way easier than I thought. My DH will be so surprised, he loves Batman!

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