Monday, December 31, 2012

Space Invader Cup Cakes

You have to be of a certain age to appreciate these little alien treats.  They hail from the 1980’s when all we had was the Atari.  Incidentally, we still have an Atari and recently hooked it up to our 48” plasma TV it was great fun to play the old school games. The joy stick is harder on the thumb than we remembered.I digress…
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If I had actually delivered these, I needed to make the white UFO at the top red.  I know that you already knew that though… 
I need to say that once again, I found my inspiration and actual design from other cake artists online.
Just for the heck of it, I want to show you a partially finished Atari game system.  Because the huz was sick (see Pac Man Post) I didn’t bother finishing it. I thought it would  be wiser to spend my time taking care of him. 
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As you can see, I needed to paint silver and orange on the control panel details.  I didn’t even begin the joy sticks.  I think I am most proud of my wood grain work on the front.

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The fist you see here is my son’s.  I allowed him to smash the cake with his hands before we threw it away.  Oh!  I should mention that my husband is all better now.  I might make another go of this concept at a later time.  It was going to be great.

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