As my son grew up, he liked many different characters - Bob The Builder, Thomas The Tank Engine, Spiderman, Batman, Spongebob, Club Penguin and more.
Each year when it came to his birthday, I wanted to give him a cake that reflected his favourite hero. For a while I ordered cakes from Michel's Pattiserie, as they do great character cakes, but then a few years ago I came across Custom Icing, a company that prints custom images onto icing.
You can send them any image and they will print it onto edible icing which you can then place on your cake or cupcakes. They have rectangle, square, round and heart-shaped icing available in various sizes.
If you don't have an image, you can order one of their licensed edible images including Angry Birds, Dora the Explorer, KungFu Panda, My Little Pony, Ironman, Sesame Street and many many more.
The icing is sent to you by mail with instructions on how to apply it to the cake.
Over the years I have ordered several different icing images including Club Penguin and last year, I took a screen shot of Master 12's iPad and had that printed on the icing. The cake was a great hit with all his friends.