Mortal Kombat Cake

 In celebration of the new Mortal Kombat movie, Rosanna Pansino and Timbo Sullivan made a Mortal Kombat logo cake on Nerdy Nummies. This delicious red velvet cake is a total KO!

Makes 1 Cake


Things you'll need

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • Fondant: Yellow, grey
  • Food coloring: Red, black yellow
  • Turkish black pedal dust
  • Airbrush color: pearl sheen

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and line two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream and milk until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and mixing between each. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk mixture into the butter mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. 
  6. Mix in red food coloring until desired color. 
  7. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans and bake about 30-40 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool and level the cakes to 1-inch tall.

Time to Decorate!

  1. Stack and frost the cakes with a thin layer of buttercream icing. 
  2. Roll out yellow fondant and smooth over frosted cake. 
  3. Airbrush red coloring around the edges, top and side of the cake for red and orange effects. 
  4. Roll out grey fondant, roll crinkled aluminum foil over it for texture. Cut out Mortal Kombat dragon symbol pieces.
  5. Use fondant tools to create "aged" details in dragon. Dry brush black pedal dust into cracks and crevices for details.
  6. Airbrush black highlights onto dragon symbol pieces. Airbrush pearl sheen for metallic & dimension effect.
  7. Assemble fondant pieces onto the cake with a little bit of water to act as an adhesive. 
  8. Shape and place a fondant tongue on the cake.



Written By Rosanna Pansino

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