This weekend Oh, Sugar! was hard at work putting together lots and lots of goodies for a super hero birthday for a darling four year old boy named Jett. Jett's mom needed dozens of cupcakes, cookies and a small smash cake. (Little did she know, I had a big surprise for her!) Jett's mom wasn't disappointed, and the goodies were a huge hit! Now go put on a cape and check out the pics of these heroic party treats. Enjoy!
Superman, Batman, Thor, The Hulk and Spiderman
Love Superman's signature spit curl.
Are your Spide-y senses tingling?
Thor's winged helmet detail.
Classic comic book sound effects.
Superman and Captain America symbols.
The birthday boy's name - super hero style.
J = Aquaman
T = The Hulk and Wonder Woman.
On to the cake! The order was for a small smash cake, but I'd been wanting to try a cake using my iced sugar cookies, a la One Tough Cookie, whom I adore. So I made a two tier cake using yellow cake on the bottom with chocolate filling, and rich chocolate cake on top with a fudgy filling, all covered in vanilla butter cream. Add some strategically placed cookies and voila! I LOVE how it turned out and so did the birthday boy and his mom! Take a look at the results:
Gotham cityscape candles.
The cupcakes! Your basic tasty chocolate cuppies with milk chocolate frosting got dressed up with wrappers made from actual comic books. That was an adventure in itself. I went to our local comic book shop for supplies and found out that all the stereotypes are true. Surly, 30-something dweebs with a lot of passive aggressive nerd-rage bubbling at the surface behind the counter offering up some AMAZING (ha) customer service. It was quite the cultural experience. I grabbed my comic books and ran home to cut them up, which I'm sure would not fly with the geek squad.
Happy birthday Jett!