Superhero Cake

My youngest daughter decided that she would like a Supergirl party for her 6th birthday. We discussed what the cake might look like and as she really wanted a Supergirl doll, we finally settled on this road crushing Supergirl cake. It would work okay with any Superhero, as long as the doll is the right proportions. We used a 6 inch figure.

Superhero cake ingredients

To make the chocolate vegan cake I used, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of water

For the buttercream icing

  • 225 grams of softened butter
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of milk
  • food dyes

For the decorations

  • A six inch superhero figure
  • 2 X RJ’s Black Strap Licorice
  • A cookie cutter (I used my flower one)
  • A big bag of mini M&Ms


I mixed all my cake ingredients together in a large bowl. Once it was well combined, I poured the mix into a greased and lined round cake tin. I baked the cake at 180 degrees for approximately 40 minutes, though it pays to watch it and use a cake skewer to check it are cooked through. When the cake was cooked, I let it cool on a wire rack and made a second cake as well. This was to allow me two layers to hold the doll up.

With the cakes cooled, I levelled the bottom layer of the cake, so that the top layer would sit nice and flat when the cakes were assembled. Next up I made my buttercream and split this into three bowls. I coloured one yellow, and the other two were red and blue.  I might have done green for the top of the cake if I had thought about it. Green grass would have looked more realistic with my road scene. However, I was going with Supergirls’ colour theme so it worked okay.

Using a cookie cutter on the middle of both cakes, I cut a rough circle. I applied the yellow icing to the bottom layer and placed the top layer, so that the holes lined up. On top of the cake, I piped little floral pops of blue and red colour randomly. Using the licorice straps, I lined them up horizontally and then used the cookie cutter again to cut a middle shape to line up with the cake. I piped some yellow road lines onto the licorice after I placed it on the cake. For the remaining licorice from the cookie cutter shape, I cut into pieces so I would be able to put the broken road around the doll later.

The cake was a smash!

At the party before it was time for candles and singing, I placed the doll into the centre of the hole and filled the hole with the mini M&Ms. They held the doll up beautifully. I then placed the off-cuts of licorice around her so it looked like she had smashed right into the road and was about to take to the sky again. This cake was very popular on the day, and all the kids loved getting a slice of the colourful cake, as well as the surprise of M&Ms too. We barely had any of this cake left as all the adults loved it too. Do your kids love superheroes? Who are their favourites?


This article was written by Kym Moore. Kym is a working mum of two, and occasional blogger. Fancies herself a writer, when she isn’t editing her kids’ vlogs or running their social media at Baby Likes Cake. Follow them on Facebook and YouTube.

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  1. SarahBlair 30/05/2018 at 9:05 pm

    My son would love this! He loves superheroes and would really enjoy a superhero themed birthday with this as the centerpiece of the birthday table!!

  2. Kjgee 30/05/2018 at 9:05 am

    Absolutely love this cake! Am putting on a Pinterest board for one of my little girls future birthday ideas. I love to make the kids unique cakes for their birthdays, but with four kids I am slowly running out of ideas haha. I love how customisable this cake could be for each child too.

  3. Alezandra 26/05/2018 at 9:54 pm

    What a cool idea. Wish I was as patient and detailed as the author when it comes to making cakes. I did Elmo cupcakes for my son for his 2nd birthday and that already had me so tired and feeling stressed. 😛

  4. felicity beets 24/05/2018 at 9:03 pm

    Looks fabulouse with the superhero smashing through the road. I would need to do a pepa pig one jumping out of a muddy puddle 🙂

  5. Bevik1971 21/05/2018 at 3:34 pm

    That cake is rockin!! Love it 🙂 My 5 year old would love something like this for her next birthday. I’ve always thought of getting one made for her, but so expensive. Last year I made a basic chocolate cake and put M&M Mini’s all over it the icing (her idea) and she loved it haha. Easy and cheap!!

  6. Shorrty4life1 21/05/2018 at 3:15 pm

    Wowee that’s awesome. Might have to try making my kids cakes it’s getting to be costly spending $80 each birthday to get someone to make the kids cakes. This cake is very well done. I guess I have heaps of time to practice and take up a new hobby. Cute wee super girl aswell xx

  7. Mands1980 21/05/2018 at 2:04 pm

    What a cute superhero cake Kym I have 2 kids birthdays this week and have still got to decide what to do I think my youngest boy would love something like this but obviously with a boy on the top he loves super man and this doesn’t seem too hard to make I might give it a go.

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