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Freeing Captain America from a frozen block of ice cream cake

It seems like Marvel may have missed an opportunity not releasing Captain America: The First Avenger this weekend, what with the big American-sized holiday coming up on Monday. But then again, the pre-movie merchandising/promotional machine is in full gear just in time for the Fourth of July, so maybe there’s a method to the madness. We’re celebrating the holiday weekend with my three nephews, all under the age of 10, who made their first trip to California yesterday … and what better way to start their weekend off than to get them a Captain America ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins?

The cake is part of a bigger menu that includes a Super-Soldier Sundae, a Hydra Force Sundae and Super-Soldier Swirl ice cream (the flavor of the month). It includes a plastic Captain America that no doubt they’ll be fighting over before the day is over (like I’m gonna let them take it home) and, as you can see above, red, white and blue icing. The thing in the back is a stand-up you can put Cap on after the cake is gone.

And speaking of cakes, all I did to get mine was swipe my credit card, but over at cakes.com, they’ve got eight entries in their Marvel-themed Ultimate Cake Decorating Hero Contest. They aren’t quite what you might find on those cake-decorating shows on the Food Network, but I do like the one that features the Thing destroying buildings — shades of Fear Itself, maybe?

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How much did the cake cost?

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