Captain America Birthday Cake!

This tutorial for a Captain American Birthday Cake is sure to delight all Avengers fans!


 We celebrated Reece’s 6th birthday this past weekend.  It’s hard to believe that my little boy is already six!  Reece really wanted an Avengers birthday party and so I did my best to make that happen for him :)  He hand selected most components of his party and the cake was no exception.  

This cake would also be awesome for the 4th of July!

Reece decided on Captain America’s shield for the cake.  Bryce was gone for a few days last week so I took Reece to the store and let him pick out decorations for his cake.  I really wanted to give fondant a try but he really loved the Wilton Sparkle Gels and Wilton Sprinkles {white beads} so I figured I could make it work.  This is what we ended up with for decorations:

The cake itself is 3-layers, 12 inch round lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting.  Yes.  The cake was huge and that’s exactly what I needed to make this cake really look like Captain America’s shield.  I used a star cookie cutter (with the tag still on it!) to get the star just perfect in the center.  I poured the sprinkles in and just patted them down softly so that they would stick in the frosting. 

 I found various objects that were circles (including paper) to make near-perfect circles on the cake.  I drizzled the sparkle gel and then used the back of a spoon to very carefully smooth it out.  It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures, but the sparkle gel really does sparkle – it looked amazing in person!  I used tweezers (new ones of course!) to place the sprinkle beads one at a time around the star.  That was really time consuming but I think it looked really cool!

Here it is in all it’s glory!  The most important thing was that Reece love it and he really, REALLY loved it!  I  finished the cake around 11 p.m. the night before his party and shortly afterwards he woke up and wanted to be tucked in again.  I told him I finished the cake and so around 11:30 p.m. the night before his birthday, I took him into the kitchen and let him peek at his cake.  His eyes were squinting from the refrigerator light but they sure lit up when he saw the cake :)  He was so excited and happy – it made dealing with all those little beads worth it!

Here’s a couple shots of Reece blowing out the candles…

I’ve got lots more fun ideas to share from Reece’s Avengers party coming soon!  

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  1. What a gorgeous cake Trish! You did an awesome job! Happy birthday to him!

  2. Sweeet!! That’s the coolest cake ever :)

  3. I love it!

  4. That is one great looking cake!!! Awesome job!

  5. Great cake! And happy birthday to Reece :)

  6. This is awesome! My nephew just had a Captain America birthday- this would have been perfect :) I love the cookie cutter idea… my son is going to have a pirate birthday party, and I could totally do this with a pirate cookie cutter! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Trish, this looks awesome! I love it and I bet your son did too!

  8. Aaaa this is so cute! Hoping my son is still into Superheroes in about 6 months when his birthday rolls around. So much cute stuff, including this! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful cake! I like your idea of using a cookie cutter for the star. I am sure your son absolutely loved it. Great job!

  10. Your cake is so awesomely done! It is a beautiful birthday cake, happy birthday to your son! My son wanted a Creeper cake last week for his birthday, it is not so pretty, but he liked it anyway!

  11. The is such a pretty cake.

    Mrs. Delightful

  12. Super beautiful cake !
    You did a wonderful job, and just looking at your son’s happy face says it all :)

  13. That is such a fun looking cake, I bet he loved it. And, you are right, it would be so 4th of July.

  14. I love your cake, Trish! Good job! :0)

  15. Looks fantastic! I’m looking forward to seeing more from his Avengers party :-)

  16. Beautiful cake! Liz

  17. What an awesome cake! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  18. Now, that’s what I call a cake!
    I found this through Thriving on Thursdays. I have linked in a corned beef hash cakes recipe using corned beef leftovers. I selected the right picture but the linky thing went crazy, so you will have to click through to see the picture. Have a great week.

  19. oh wow using the cookie cutter to keep the balls in the right shape is genius. I am very impressed

  20. My husband would LOVE this!!! Great job, so cute! :)

  21. It looks fabulous, but a wonderful job you did on this cake!

  22. Love this cake. You did such a fabulous job with it. Jodi

  23. WOW!! This cake is fantastic!! My hubby would LOVE it if I made it for him!!! :)

  24. Awesome cake! That is so sweet that you little guy got a sneak peek the night before, awww :)

  25. That looks awesome!

  26. awesome job! great idea to use the cutter to fill in the star!

  27. great job! i know a certain little boy (my son) who would LOVE LOVE LOVE this cake…Those decorations on that cake are awesome! Please come hang out and link up to our link party “Home is Where the Heart is” Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)

  28. 3 year old great grandson IS Captain America…he will love this cake. I am going to pin it for him! ;)Patsy

  29. You did an amazing job with this cake!! I’d love for to share it at Mom’s Test Meal Monday’s link party!

    Have a great day!

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  31. Such a cute cake!! I love love Captain America and this is so sweet!! Amazing job!!

  32. oh wow! I am super impressed. What amazing cake…. don’t come by when I post about the pineapple cake I made for my son :o)
    Came over from Keeping it Simple. I would love to have you come over to my Tasteful Tuesday Link party! The link goes live MOnday night at 8:30.

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  34. This is such a great cake! I’m hoping to be able to make it for my sons birthday next weekend. I have two questions for you: how thick we’re each of the layers, and about how much frosting do you think it took to frost?

  35. Do you remember which star tip that you used for the edges?

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