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asked March 13th 2016

Iron Man Cake

Can anyone help by giving me ideas and info on tackling an Iron Man cake please


Hello davidaw

I’ve had a quick search online and there are lots of ideas depending on how you want to do this.

Some ideas show a round or square cake with a model of Ironman on top. Others are masks or just the decorated head made enitrely of cake or with rice kripie treats. I would suggest searching in google, google images, pinterest and on youtube. Search for 3D Ironman cake tutorial and you should be able to find something suitable. Click on images which you find interesting.
There are some really good model Ironman tutorials. This may be the best way to go if you don’t want to carve out a large cake. Hope you find something you like.


Many thanks



Do you have a tutorial for iron Man Cake bust?

I have had a look at Ben Cullens cake Punk Rocker cake and need it base it on this structure. I then looked at his Iron Man cake:

This cake is amazing however I am struggling with the following:
1)How can I see what is the back view of the cake?
2)What Gold product does he use and what is this dilluted with?
3)Is there a template I can use just for the body suit?
4)What led lights would you recommend?

Thank you in advance.


Hi Sky64

Ben Cullen’s Facebook page has a time-lapse tutorial on the iron man cake where the back can be seen clearly.

Ben’s Punk rocker cake will definitely act as a good base for the bust. Take a look at some ironman toy models as reference for details. I’m sure if you messaged Ben, he would be happy to point you in the right direction. He may even have a full tutorial which you could purchase.

There are lights available online specifically for cakes. They come with full user instructions. Google ‘light to use in cakes’ to see types available and suppliers.


2)What Gold product does he use and what is this dilluted with?


He may be using Spectrum Flow colours. I have noticed Ben using them on other projects. For a definitive answer please contact the site’s customer service via the following form:

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Colours used in the Punk Rocker cake might give some insight to his preferences. They are listed in the ingredients tab beneath the tutorial. Spectrum Flow dusts and water-based airbrush colours

Punk Rocker


For the Punk Rocker – what quantity would I approximately need for the black airbrush colour?


I should think 45ml single pack would do the black details of the Punk Rocker bust. Personally I would purchase the 100ml bottle to allow for practice brushing before embarking on the actual project. I don’t have any experience of Spectrum Flow colours, however, airbrush colours go a very long way, they’re extremely economical. I use Kroma colours which last a long time. Take a peek at Spectrum Flow here:

The Cake Decorating company have online chat button so you can also ask any questions about the product before ordering. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Hope this helps 🙂

EDIT: I’ve just had a quick look at the Punk Rocker tutorial. Definitely, 100ml would be more appropriate. I hadn’t accounted for all the highlighted areas on the bust and also on the jacket. Sorry! 🙂

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