Ben 10 seems to be all the rage with young boys at the moment & I have to admit that even though I have 3 small children I have never actually seen the cartoon myself but after a bit of research into the characters I was able to create this great Ben 10 cake for a lucky boys 4th birthday.
The predominant colours in Ben 10 are green, white & black so of course I stuck with those for the colour scheme of the cake. I chose to use black to cover the cake board to symbolise the night sky & space as Ben 10 is sort of about space & aliens (as I now know) & I used fondant stars which I painted in edible silver paint to further this look.
This cake was another 'Midnight Delight', lovely rich, moist chocolate mud cakes with a whipped chocolate ganache filling & frosting (a very popular flavour at the moment), all covered in yummy homemade marshmallow fondant. It was a 10" square (approx 50 regular serves).
I used the Ben 10 logo as a guide to create the child's name & age. The gradient colour effect was achieved using different colour petal dusts & then I finished it all off with some lustre dust to create a nice shimmer on it.
As always all of the characters were hand modeled by me using homemade marshmallow fondant. Here we have one of the characters from the show called Grey Matter I think this guy was my favourite one.
& this charming little guy is Up Chuck!
I also thought I would make a large model of Ben 10's famous watch the Omnitricks because you can't have a Ben 10 cake without the Omnitricks as it is such a intricate part of the show.