Knowing the Baby wanted a Batman birthday cake, I had visions of Batman standing above Gotham City. I knew I wanted a stacked cake – with various sized tiers…
To start, I assembled my cake and frosted it, then set it aside.
I rolled out the chocolate fondant to 1/8″ – 3/16″ of an inch. I knew I wanted the heights of the buildings to be various sizes, so I tried to keep them within 4″ high. I cut out various widths, different roof variations and shapes. I set those aside.
Then I dyed my fondant yellow and cut VERY TINY little square and rectangle shapes for the windows. I made these various thickness so the windows would pop in and out.
I like to dry out my fondant a bit before I apply it, so I left these lightly wrapped in plastic wrap over night.
The next day they were pretty firm. I laid out different facades for the four sides of the cake.
To apply them I put a touch of frosting on the back and simply pressed them on.
I liked to stagger them a bit, I didn’t want the facades to be all up on each other. I just wanted space between and a nice clean look.
I added a large Bat-logo on the top circular tier, and of course the Batman candle to watch over fondant-Gotham City.