Friday, February 20, 2009

X-BOX 360 Cake

Let the Games Begin!

This year I was inspired to make my son an x-box cake for his birthday. I really wanted to try my hand at fondant this time. I thought the 360 with it's white smooth surface would give me some advantage for my first try.







I was really pleased with the end result. Although the scale was a bit off, the spirit of the cake was captured for sure. Some of my favorite details of the cake were the knobs on the controllers which I molded with gum paste, and the venting in the console on the top and sides which I made using a meat thermometer (wired, I know... but just the right tool). Oh, I also really liked how the power button turned out. I used store bought green gel from the cake section.

I will caution you that one of the unexpected side effects of making this cake is now when I play x-box I have an almost uncontrollable urge to lick my controller.

Cake Specs: 5 box cakes with pudding in the mix (1 box for controllers and 4 boxes for console), 4 lbs of my favorie store bought fondant (Home Cake in Seattle) a bit of gum paste, black food coloring, dark chocolate M&M's and about 9 hours (including baking time).

My sister in law Jenny posted these pictures on her blog and I am so grateful to her because my pictures didn't turn out very good. Thanks Jeanie!

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