Tutorial

Captain America Shield Fondant Cake Topper Tutorial

I made a two-tier Superhero themed birthday cake for my friend’s son last month. It was chocolate cake on the bottom and vanilla cake on top (see my recipes here and here). Both were filled with dark chocolate ganache then covered with homemade marshmallow fondant (click here for the recipe). I am sharing with you how I made the Captain America shield cake topper. It will take a day or two, depending on the weather and humidity, for the topper to dry completely. So make the decoration ahead of time.

這是EC為朋友兒子設計的兩層超級英雄蛋糕,底層是朱古力蛋糕(食譜可到這裡),上層則是雲尼拿蛋糕(食譜可到這裡),蛋糕抹上黑朱古力漿後再以自製棉花糖翻糖包裹(食譜可到這裡)。以下是美國隊長盾牌裝飾做法,蛋糕裝飾需要一至兩天(視乎天氣及濕度)才能完全風乾,因此最好預早完成。


 

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Captain America Shield Fondant Cake Topper Tutorial
美國隊長盾牌翻糖裝飾做法

What you need

Fondant (white, red and royal blue)
Tylose powder
Silicon mat
Fondant rolling pin
Parchment paper
Plastic food wrap
Cornstarch
Small bowl
Food dedicated paint brush
Water
Small star cutter
Circle cutters of various sizes
Small number cutter
Ball shape cake pan (or any spherical object of appropriate size)
Hand-held fabric steamer

材料及工具

翻糖(白、紅和寶藍色)
Tylose粉
矽膠墊
翻糖擀麵棍
牛油紙
保鮮紙
粟粉
小碗
畫筆(只能接觸食物用)

小星形切模
不同大小圓形切模
小數字切模
半球蛋糕模(或任何球體物件)
便攜式蒸氣掛熨機

 

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Directions 做法

Prepare a small star cutter and four round cutters of various sizes. I used the third, fifth, seventh and ninth cutter (first being the smallest) from my set of 12 round cutters and the smallest star cutter from my star cutter set.
準備一個小星形切模及四個不同大小的圓形切模,EC用十二個圓形切模套裝中的第三、五、七、九個(第一個是最小),星形切模則用套裝中最小的。

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Knead a pinch of tylose powder into the blue fondant until evenly distributed. On a piece of parchment paper, roll out fondant with a fondant rolling pin to 1/8“ thick. Cut out the star and smallest circle shapes as shown. Remove the star shape and keep the circle shape covered with plastic wrap until ready to use.
藍色糖皮加入一少撮tylose powder搓勻後在牛油紙上用擀麵棍壓至1/8“薄,如圖用最小的圓形及星形切模印出圖案,取走星形,將圓形圖案用保鮮紙蓋好防乾備用。

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Knead a pinch of tylose powder into the red fondant until evenly distributed. Roll out fondant to 1/8“ thick. Cut out circle shapes with all 4 cutters as shown. Remove the innermost circle and the middle ring and keep the remaining rings covered with plastic wrap until ready to use.
紅色糖皮加入一少撮tylose powder搓勻後壓至1/8“薄,如圖用四個圓形切模印出圖案,取走中間環子及最小的圓形部份,餘下兩個環子用保鮮紙蓋好防乾備用。

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Knead a pinch of tylose powder into the white fondant until evenly distributed. Roll out fondant to 1/8“ thick. Cut out the star shape and the  circle shapes with the three smaller cutters as shown (there is no need to use the smallest circle cutter actually). Remove everything but the star shape and the biggest ring. Keep shapes covered with plastic wrap until ready to use.
白色糖皮加入一少撮tylose powder搓勻後壓至1/8“薄,如圖用三個較小的圓形及星形切模印出圖案(EC後來才發覺不需使用最小的圓模),留下星形及最大的環子,其他的取走,把圖案用保鮮紙蓋好防乾備用。

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Dust parchment paper piece with some cornstarch to prevent sticking. With a brush and water, adhere the rings, circle and star shapes to form a shield.
在牛油紙上洒些粟粉防黏,將圖案如圖組合並逐一用水黏合。

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Smooth surface and edges with your finger.
用手指撫平接口及將邊緣修滑。

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Cover the ball cake pan with plastic wrap to prevent fondant from sticking. Carefully transfer the shield and place on top of the pan. Cut out the number with a number cutter and adhere in the middle. Let dry for a day or two.
半球蛋糕模上蓋上保鮮紙防黏,將盾牌小心轉移放到模上,在表面黏上代表年歲的數字,放置一至兩天風乾。

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When the shield is dry, lightly steam it with a hand-held fabric steamer. This will clean all the cornstarch and give the fondant a glossy look. When dry, the topper is ready to be placed onto the cake.
在已風乾的盾牌噴上蒸氣清理表面粟粉及增添光澤,待乾後便可放在蛋糕上。

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Then I started decorating the cake board. I used black fondant stripes to make a spider web pattern. It took me half a day to complete this cake!
之後就是裝飾蛋糕底板,EC用黑色糖皮長條做成蜘蛛網,疊起蛋糕繼續完成餘下裝飾便做好了!

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Before I dropped the cake off to my friend’s house, I applied a final coat of steam to make it glossy. The decorations in her house were amazing!
EC把蛋糕送去朋友家前為蛋糕噴上一層蒸氣,蛋糕即時變得有光澤,再配合朋友悉心安排的佈置,整個生日會都很有氣氛呢!

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Reference: Grated Nutmeg and Craftsy.

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