I love She-Hulk! She’s strong, smart, and kicks ass. So, she was an obvious choice for my birthday cake this year. Here’s how you can make you own She-Hulk cake. (I celebrated my birthday with my good friend Kimi aka @goldenlassogirl. Check out her blog (coming soon) for a tutorial on her Wonder Woman cake)
Step 1: She-Hulk out a Barbie
green acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
white acrylic paint
In going over my limited (more She-Hulk toys, please!) stash of She-Hulk action figures, I realized that I was going to have to make my own. I hit up a local thrift store to find the perfect retro Barbie. First up, disinfect her.
All clean and sanitized. Now take a reference photo of the doll’s face as you’ll have to repaint her features on after she’s green.
Mix the green acrylic paint with the gesso. I did a one to one ratio. Keep in mind that you may have to mix greens to find the perfect shade. I did a bit of that, and trial and error led to a color I was satisfied with. Wrap the doll’s hair is plastic wrap to keep it up off the body while painting.
The sponge brush works well for her body, but her face requires a finer brush
After the green paint has fully dried, paint the facial features back on. Use dark green for the eyes, lips, and eyebrows. Use white for the corners of the eyes, teeth, and to dot inside the pupils. Use black for the pupils and eyelashes. Here’s where the face reference photo becomes essential.
Let the body dry completely and then wrap in plastic wrap to protect it while painting the hair. Use a dark green to paint over the existing hair color. Shape hair while it is wet so that it will dry in the desired style.
Step 2: Create the cake dress
3 8-inch round cakes
1 cake baked in a bowl or bundt type pan. I used a piñata cake pan without the insert.
fruit filling (optional)
spatula or knife
pastry bag and tips
Level off each cake and cut a hole in the center to allow a place for She-Hulk to go.
Check to make sure the stacked cakes hit at She-Hulk’s waist.
To layer the cakes, pipe frosting along both the inside and outside edges. Add filling to center.
Stack cakes by placing leveled off sides together.
Repeat until you have stacked all the layers.
Crumb coat the entire cake.
Place cake in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Place She-Hulk in the cake. Move her arms out of the way for frosting.
Pipe frosting to make her dress. I replicated her uniform, purple on the outside, white on the inside using a star tip. Pipe all of the purple frosting her dress first.
Just keep piping.
Pipe directly onto She-Hulk for the bodice of her dress.
Ready to party with her friend, Wonder Woman!
It was a good birthday party!
The morning after. She-Hulk likes to party.