It’s no secret how much I love Captain America. In fact, it’s borderline ridiculous. But I don’t care. Ever since Captain America: Civil War came out, my friends and I have chosen sides with Team Cap and Team Iron Man. Here’s why I’m Team Cap and why I always have been. Plus I’m throwing in a Captain America Cake, too, because cake. And Captain America.
My friends and I are talking about different Marvel heroes and villains on Wednesdays leading up to Avengers: Infinity War. Check out Patty from My No-Guilt Life her Loki DisneyBounding on a budget! You’ll need an outfit for Infinity War. Taty made an Iron Man Cocktail. She loves Iron Man, and yet we’re still friends. Britni from Play Party Plan made an amazing Thor-inspired Lavender Lemonade. I’m pretty sure short-haired Thor is her fave.
Captain America Cake
I made this Captain America cake for my daughter’s Avengers Birthday Party. Now after watching the Infinity War trailer I want to make this cake on the regular, especially after T’Challa exclaims, “Get this man a shield.”
It’s a pretty easy cake, but I made some mistakes along the way. I hope you learn from them. I used Skittles, but you can use any candy that is red, white, and blue. I used two layers, which was a mistake for the decoration. I like the taste of a 2-layer cake better, but the weight of the candy made it sink in a bit. Next time I would only make one layer. I think it’ll be easier to place candies on top, too.
You can see I made two rows of one color of each candy. You don’t have to use white candies if you can’t find them, but I think it gives them a more uniform look. Also I overused frosting which made the frosting squish through some of them, making it look sloppy.
For the star on top, do yourself a favor and use a star-shaped cookie cutter. I tried making stars out of candy, cookies, paper, etc. The best thing I found was pre-made white fondant at Michaels. You just roll it out, use the cookie cutter, and place it on top of the cake. I love how it turned out. It’s the perfect Captain America cake for your Team Cap and Avengers fan!
Why I’m Team Cap and a Captain America Fangirl
So why exactly is a grown woman obsessed with Captain America? I smile whenever I see the shield in a store, on a shirt, in a movie. I have Captain America Ears, Captain America clothing, a giant shield backpack, Funko Pop figures, pillows, toys…you get the picture. Some people ask whether it’s about Chris Evans. There’s no denying his attractiveness, but it’s not.
I love skinny Steve Rogers just as much before he turned into Captain America. It’s the courage he showed when he jumped on the grenade and the tenacity in fighting his bullies that make me love him. The bottom line is I need a hero. I need a kind, stand up for what’s right, straight arrow, helpful, forgiving, nerdy, endearing, loyal ‘I’m with you till the end of the line’ friend type of hero. As my friend Nicole says, “Integrity is sexy.” Yes, yes it is. He’s the good guy. And I always love the good guys. His birthday is July 4th for crying out loud.
Or maybe it’s the uniform, because me and Cap at Disneyland were having a moment.
Facts about Captain America in MCU
MCU stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe, so essentially the Marvel movies. Chris Evan portrays Steve Rogers AKA Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Steve Rogers was born in Brooklyn and is a WW ll Veteran. He suffered from health problems and was rejected several times when he tried to enlist in the army. Rogers ultimately volunteered for the top-secret Super Soldier program, and was enhanced to basically human perfection by Howard Stark. He became a mascot of sorts for the war effort and was given the name Captain America. He later was given a combat role after he rescued some POWs which included his best friend, James “Bucky” Barnes. In one of his missions, he crashed into the Arctic. Rogers spent nearly 70 years encased in ice and trapped in suspended animation, before he was found by S.H.I.E.L.D. in the early 21st century.
Best Captain America Quotes
“I can do this all day.” -Steve Rogers
“I don’t want to kill anyone. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.” -Captain America
“I’m with you till the end of the line.” -Bucky Barnes (Bucky says it first, but I feel like they share it, because Cap also says it to him.)
So fellow Team Cap fans, let’s eat some Captain America cake, and I’ll see you for Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th! I’ll just leave you with Bearded Cap. You’re welcome and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters May 4th, 2018!