I made this Ben 10 birthday cake for my second boy's 6th birthday. It's probably boys and their age thingy because his brother also requested for a Ben 10 cake when he was 6!
While I took a bit more time to hand paint Ben 10 on the cake for my elder boy (see below), this time, I just used an edible image purchased from a local cake decorating supplies shop. It was my son's choice anyway, so I just went with it. And of course, the green color theme was his choice too!
How to Make Easy Ben 10 Birthday Cake:
Edible images are quite a lifesaver when you need to decorate a themed cake but pressed for time. In my case, I used edible images, not because of the time factor, but simply because it was the request of the birthday boy.
These were the main supplies I used to make this Ben 10 birthday cake:
- Cake - I baked a rectangle cake measuring 13 inches by 11 inches and I used my family's favorite butter pound cake recipe.
- Buttercream - I used buttercream to cover the cake. The cake itself was a single-layered one so I did not fill it with any buttercream.
- Fondant - The fondant I used on this cake was only for the wordings. I used my handmade fondant and tinted it in yellow (I used Wilton Golden Yellow color).
- Edible image - Like I mentioned earlier, the edible images I used on this cake were store-bought. All 3 images were printed on one sheet. All I had to do was cut them out following the outlines.
- Piping tip - I used only one tip for the entire cake decoration and that is the star tip.
- Disposable piping bags - I used 2 bags to be exact. One for the light green icing, and the other for the darker green icing. And these were disposable ones. I always prefer disposable bags when working with buttercream. They save me all the time and hassle of having to wash the grease off the bags.
- Green food coloring - I don't quite recall the name of the green color I used here but I used the same green for the whole cake, only in higher concentrations for the borders.
And this was how I decorated the cake:
- Once the cake was baked, I leveled it and crumb coated it with a thin layer of buttercream.
- Next, I cut out the 3 Ben 10 edible images following their outlines and placed on the cake as shown.
Easy Ben 10 Birthday Cake
- And then, using a star tip, I piped light green stars all over the top of the cake. In piping the stars, I made sure they were as close as possible to one another. This is so that there is no gap to see through the cake underneath.
- Once the top was completed, I went on to the sides of the cake. For the sides, using the same star tip and light green buttercream, I piped 2 lines of zig-zag pattern all around the cake.
Buttercream rope border for the Ben 10 birthday cake
- Once the light green icing work was done, I added a bit more green coloring to the icing such that the color became a bit more intense. Again, with the same tip, I piped a rope border all around the base on the cake as the cake border. And I piped the same rope border around each edible image to frame them.
Easy Ben 10 Birthday Cake decorated in green buttercream
- With the piping work done, the Ben 10 birthday cake was also almost done. To finish off the decoration, I rolled some yellow fondant and cut out the "Happy Birthday" wordings and number "6" as well as my boy's name using my alphabet cutters. And I simply placed them on the cake where I wanted them to be.
And that was how I decorated this super easy Ben 10 birthday cake.
Happy Decorating 🙂
Easy Ben 10 Birthday Cake with Ben 10 Edible Images