I helped make the Naruto Cake for my friend's 11 year boy's birthday. He is a huge fan of Naruto who is a Japanese character. Until this time, I was not aware that such a character existed. When I did a little bit of research before making this cake, I realised that this is a pretty famous character among the teen boys. Since, this cake was all face, I was little worried because there was a huge window of opportunity for a mistake which could lead to a disastrous end to the cake but I was so super happy to see how the cake turned out. When I gave the finished cake to the birthday boy, the surprised/shocked/happy/proud expression on his face will always remain in my memories.
This is a 11 inch round Vanilla Lemon Fondant Cake with 2 layers made with heavy cream icing. The cake topper is Naruto's Face all made with fondant.
It took me totally 11 hours to make this cake, of course it was made in batches on 2-3 consecutive days.(Making Fondant - 3 hours, Orange Icing - 1 hour, Tracing Naruto's Face - 30 mins, Baking Vanilla Lemon Cake - 1 hour, Cutting the cake into layers and applying icing - 1 hour, Making Naruto's Face with Fondant - 2 hours, Rolling fondant and assembling final cake - 2 hours). I had to do a lot of trial and error in-order to get the perfect face color fondant and the dark orange color fondant.
There are majorly seven steps involved in making the Naruto Cake. They are as below. The description of each step is mentioned in a detailed manner in this post.
Step 1: Make the Marshmallow fondant
Step 2: Draw the face on a wax paper
Step 3: Bake the Vanilla cake
Step 4: Make the icing with heavy cream
Step 5: Assemble the layered cake with Vanilla Icing
Step 6: Make the face with fondant
Step 7: Roll the fondant and assemble the cake.
Step 1: Make Marshmallow Fondant
Step 2: Make Vanilla Icing with heavy cream:
Make the Lemon Vanilla Cake
Cut the cake and make layers
Draw or trace Naruto's face on Wax Paper:
- Trace the cake pan on a wax paper
- Cut the wax paper into a circle
- Draw Naruto's face on the wax paper. If you have a picture on your laptop, enlarge it to be as big as the face you want on the cake, then place the wax paper on top of the screen and trace the face on the wax paper.
- Cut it and keep aside.