So this week saw my Nephew turn 4. A few months ago I asked him what cake he would like for his birthday and I was told ‘Ben 10’ with the inclusion of every alien in the whole show (panic!). So we finally compromised and got this down to Ben 10 and Echo Echo. Because of the size of the party I decided on a 2 tiered black and green cake. I have to admit I trawled the internet looking for inspiration as I have never watched a single episode of Ben 10 in my life and I loved some of the amazing cakes that I found on Flickr. So here is my attempt…

The cake itself was chocolate sponge at the bottom and Vanilla Sponge on the top. I used wooden Wilton dowels cut to size to hold the tiers up and the cake was covered in Icing / fondant. The balls up the side are also made from icing and took over 2 hours to stick on (it was amazingly therapeutic). The image below shows a close up of Ben 10 and Echo Echo, these characters are made from gumpaste as they needed to stand and take their own wait. I have to admit I was dubious before I started Ben 10, I have never modelled a human looking character before but my nephew seemed pleased so he must look ok. I have put loads more images of this cake from different angles in the cake gallery, so please take a look.