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Easy super hero birthday cake with printable cake toppers

Easy super hero birthday cake with cake toppers

Want an easy super hero birthday cake for your little superhero? Print my free superhero printable cake toppers to decorate a DIY superhero birthday faster than a speeding bullet! Download my free printable super hero cake toppers below.

Even though I swore long ago that I’d make my own kids’ birthday cakes, I still like to take the easy way out. Remember the easy Buzz Lightyear birthday cake that I made for Elise’s 3rd Toy Story birthday? Well, made it even easier on myself for Elise’s superhero birthday cake by making super hero cake toppers and putting them into the cake.

Easy super hero birthday cake with cake toppers
DIY Superhero birthday cake with Superman napkins and Batman plates


Elise wanted “all of the super heroes” on her birthday cake so I thought printable super hero cake toppers would be the way to go. I made a “city” (the Chicago skyline) with a personalized bat signal, plus a “4” signs and stars. Then I added free superhero illustrations, and I’d like to thank sleepycomics, stewartisme and OWC478 at deviant art for letting me to use their Wonder Woman, Superman, and Spider-Man graphics. I think they look really nice with my stars and number signs.

Superhero birthday cake printable toppers

I dyed the cake layers like all the cool kids do these days which made slicing into it extra fun. And then I made one cake layer blue, one layer red, and one layer yellow.

Superhero cake with colorful cake layers in yellow, red, and blue

It was an easy and fun DIY super hero birthday cake to make, and it tasted great. I feel heroic!

Superhero cake with colorful cake layers in yellow, red, and blue

My super girl loved her superhero birthday cake. Happy 4th birthday, Super Elise!

Elise with her Super Hero birthday cake. Copyright Merriment Design Co. Do not reuse without written permission.


Supplies for making an easy superhero birthday cake with free printable cake toppers:

How to make an easy super hero birthday cake for a superhero birthday party:

Step 1: Bake colorful cake layers (red, blue, yellow) and make the buttercream

Start by baking and decorating a simple cake. If you know me, then you know that I’m no blue-ribbon baker. Fortunately, I have a friend who is a professional baker and she shares her recipes and tips for free at her website, Cakegirls. I made my cakes in advance using the Cakegirls vanilla cake and buttercream recipes that I also used last year on Elise’s Buzz Lightyear birthday cake for her Toy Story birthday. You can bake cakes well in advance, even weeks ahead, and freeze until you’re ready to decorate.

Step 2: Stack colorful cake layers and cover with buttercream

Put a little buttercream icing onto the cake board. Stack the yellow cake layer, the add buttercream, the red cake layer, more buttercream, and the blue cake layer. Then to cover up my icing mistakes, I put red gumdrops around the bottom that I bought at Party City. Cute, yes?

Here’s a tip: Be sure to cover the cake with a box when you bring it out to room temperature to reduce condensation on the cake as it hits the warmer air.

Birthday cake in the fridge

Step 3: Add my free printable Superhero Cake Toppers

Print out my superhero cake toppers and glue them onto lollipop sticks (you will have fronts and backs with the lollipop stick sandwiched in the middle) — if you would like the cake toppers personalized with name and age, then please see my personalization listing at Etsy.

Superhero birthday cake printable toppers

Stick the super hero cake toppers into the birthday cake. It’s that easy!

Superhero birthday cake printable toppers
Easy super hero birthday cake with cake toppers


Be sure to pin my DIY superhero cake idea with printable toppers:

Easy superhero birthday cake with cake toppers


And see more Superhero Birthday Party Ideas and Printables

I’m here to the rescue! See my printable super hero birthday banner (it also comes in pink), “Super Friends” printable tattoos for party favors, super hero personalized shields for favor bags and cupcakes, and free printable Spiderman cupcake toppers.

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Thursday 16th of February 2017

I wanna try this for my son bday. Can I get the recipe for the cake please. Thank you.


Saturday 28th of January 2017

We used your superhero printables! Thank you for making them available, loved them!


Friday 3rd of February 2017

Thanks for letting me know, Jamie! That totally makes me smile. Hope you had a great party!


Monday 2nd of January 2017

Hi!! I want personalised it the toppers!! Is it possible??


Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Hi Laura! Yes, please email me at kathy [at] merrimentdesign [dot] com and let me know what you'd like and when you need it. Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia Ready

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! These printables are perfect. I will be ordering your superman alphabet download soon. Thank you!!!!


Friday 1st of April 2016

I would like the cake toppers personalized

Kathy Beymer

Thursday 7th of April 2016

Hi Fawn, thanks for reaching out. You can email me at kathy @ merrimentdesign DOT com with the details. Thanks!