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.
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.
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.
It was an easy and fun DIY super hero birthday cake to make, and it tasted great. I feel heroic!
My super girl loved her superhero birthday cake. Happy 4th birthday, Super Elise!
Supplies for making an easy superhero birthday cake with free printable cake toppers:
- Printable cake toppers for a super hero birthday cake (PDF) — if you’d like it to be customized with your age and name, please see my personalization listing at Etsy and let me know your desired personalization
- Bright white card stock
- Lollipop sticks
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.
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.
Stick the super hero cake toppers into the birthday cake. It’s that easy!
Be sure to pin my DIY superhero cake idea with printable 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!
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
Thursday 7th of April 2016
Hi Fawn, thanks for reaching out. You can email me at kathy @ merrimentdesign DOT com with the details. Thanks!