In our household, if you say Avengers everyone listens up. We are huge Marvel fans and just love watching all the movies. This summer we have been making some pretty unique, tasty and cute Marvel creations. Today, we are making the Avengers Endgame Infinity Stone cake. This cake does take some time. And there is some prep work that needs to go into it. But it is the perfect cake for any Marvel celebration. Plan on making this beauty a day or two before you need it.I suggest 2 days so you are not rushed.
Here is what you’ll need for this Infinity Stone Cake –
3 boxes White Cake Mix and whatever the box calls for to make it
1 Royal Blue Food Color Gel
1 Red Food Color Gel
1 Green Food Color Gel
1 Yellow Food Color Gel
1 Orange Food Color Gel
1 Purple Food Color Gel
1 Brown Food Color Gel
2 lbs Butter, room temperature
2 pkgs Powdered Sugar
Blue Rock Candy
Red Rock Candy
Green Rock Candy
Yellow Rock Candy
Orange Rock Candy
Purple Rock Candy
Little tip on the rock candy, go to a bulk candy retailer and purchased it there. Then you can see how large the chunks are and only purchase what you need. Or you can try making your own, but that will require you to start this project about 3 weeks before you need it.
First, we are going to back the cakes! I repeated this step 3 times to get 6 colored layers.
Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions. Then, evenly separate into 2 bowls. Dye each bowl a different color of the infinity stones.
Pour the colored cake mix into a prepped 6-inch pan and bake according to the box directions.
Once the cakes have baked, allow them to cool for about 10 minutes then trim the tops for even layers.
Let the cakes completely cool, then wrap in saran wrap and place in the freezer.
Repeat this step 2 more times until you have 6 cakes, each a color of the infinity stones.
The cakes do frost easiest when frozen. So allow the cakes to freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. I let ours freeze overnight. Also, make sure you place them on a flat even surface in your freezer or you may end up with cakes that are bent.
For the buttercream frosting, you will make this in 2 batches. The first batch will be for the crumb coating.
Take 1 lb of room temperature butter and whip.
Add in 4-6 cups of powdered sugar while beating.
Add in 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
If the buttercream is too stiff add a little milk to soften.
Add in the brown/bronze food color gel until you have the desired color.
Now it’s time to assemble the cake!
First place a little dollop of buttercream on your cake board, then place the first color you’d like to use on top.
Then spread a thin layer of buttercream on top. You don’t want to add too much because this cake is already going to be tall. Just enough so the layers will stick together. Repeat with the next layer until you have all 6 layers stacked.
Now we are going to do a crumb coating. Frost the cake with the remaining brown buttercream. Don’t worry about it looking perfect. We want to fill in any gaps or holes that we see while giving it a layer of buttercream. Then place in the fridge for about an hour and let set up.
While the cake is setting up it’s the perfect time to do a few dishes, make the next batch of buttercream and pull out all those rock candies!
To make the second batch of buttercream just repeat the steps above. You’ll want to match the color as best you can.
Once the frosted cake is firm remove from the refrigerator to finish frost and decorating.
Take your buttercream and place your final layer of frosting on the cake. This is where we are going to make sure it’s smooth and the top is level.
Make 6 dollops on top of the cake and place a different color rock candy on each dollop.
Take your remaining rock candy and decorate the bottom of the cake. I placed mine around the bottom of the cake but you can alternate colors, break them into smaller chunks or have them sprinkled down the side.
Remember to store your Infinity Stone cake, loosely covered, in the refrigerator but remove it about a half-hour before you would like to serve it.
I did not flavor the cake, but if you wanted to you could flavor the cake or frosting by adding your desired flavor to the mix.
Keep an eye out for more Marvel inspired recipes.