For a 30th birthday party I received this unusual request for a He-Man cake and cupcakes of the Masters of the Universe show’s characters.
I myself, unlike my husband and my sister, was not familiar with this cartoon hero, at all. It must have been around when I was growing up but somehow I never got to know the Masters of the Universe.
All of this was to change with this order.
The customer provided me with a number of pictures of He-Man and all the characters. So it was time for me to get up and close with them. At some point in time (1983) Wilton actually came out with a cake pan that would produce a He-Man shaped cake.
I used some of those cakes as inspiration for this cake which was carved from a large sheet cake. The vanilla bean cake with chocolate buttercream was covered and decorated in fondant to make to look like He-Man in his armor.
The cupcakes were chocolate chip flavor with chocolate buttercream and each decorated with a cupcake topper in the shape of the Masters of the Universe made from fondant. Although, I didn’t know the characters before, the Masters of the Universe and I share a deep connection now 😉
I would love to hear if you are familiar with this action hero at all?
I like it. The cupcakes too look sooo cool!
Good job, Regina!
the cake & cupcakes look great; i like the cute interpretations of the characters. i watched the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons as a lil’ kid in the ’80s 🙂
Thank you very much LH.
Realizing how many people used to watch it makes me wonder what I missed out on. I should see if I can find an episode on Youtube 😉
Funny enough i received a request for a cake for He Man..and just like you i have no clue who he is..any suggestions on modelling he man in fondant? You did an awesome job on the cake i hope mine can come out just as great.
That really is a funny coincidence. Good luck with your project, Elizabeth!