Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Avengers style

There's a group of us '84 babies in our circle of friends. What can I say... it was the best year.

Friday, we celebrated another two '84 bday babies with a trip to Olive Garden. And I  made a cake that doesn't suck! Maybe I'm getting better after all.

Andrew is a big fan of The Avengers, so when I saw this guy on Pinterest I knew I had to give it a try.

I made DIY marshmallow fondant because I didn't want to drive all the way up north for the good stuff just to mess it up. It's a plain vanilla cake, but filled with oreo buttercream. But look! I actually covered it without too much frustration {pats self on back}

Ummm.... why have I never put oreos in my buttercream before? It was ah-mazing. I just made my favorite buttercream recipe and started chucking whole oreos into the stand mixer while it was a-whirlin'. I'm not sure I'll ever make normal buttercream again.

He looked a lot better before I moved him to the carrying case (that was a bad idea...should have built him on the carrying case, not on a cake stand. Live and learn...)

It was sinking in a bit (that top layer was heavy!) Hulk.... SMASHED.

And, of course, the handsome birthday boys, Andrew and David. Thanks for being older than me :)


  1. oh man - such a tasty cake! and it looked cool too! ;)

  2. The oreo buttercream was off the chain.