A riend requested a cake for her son who is really into his computer which is an Apple Mac. She did not want to spend a lot of money so I came up with the idea of using the Apple Mac logo for a cake.
The Apple Mac cake is a vanilla cake with a vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam filling. I cut out a 'apple shape' and used the off-cuts to make the leaf. I then crumb coated the cake with buttercream and then took pieces of fondant which I had coloured in the appropriate colours and rolled them into strips and covered the cake. Use the internet to get the correct colours for the Apple Mac logo.
I then layered the leaf cake and crumb coated that. I then piped a border around the base of the cake. Made an 'apple plaque out of sugarpaste and then piped the greeting on that and also the 'I love my apple' on the actual cake. I added a can of lager candle to finish.
The mixture I use for all my vanilla cakes is as follows:-
250gms sugar, butter or marg, SR Flour plus one tsp Baking Powder, 4 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, little milk to soften mixture.(how much you need will depend on various factors, so just add enough to make a soft, dropping consistency) and beaten for 3 mins with a hand held electric mixer, until lighter in colour and fluffy.
Pour into two 20cm greased and bottom lined tins and bake in moderate oven for 20 mins or until slightly shrinking from sides of tins. This recipe never fails for me and I can get a cake in the oven inside 10 mins!
I made this Laptop Monster Computer Cake for my 13 year old grandson. He is one of twins and he likes browsing the Internet. He also likes the look of Monster Energy drinks logo so I decided to combine the two.
The bottom is a 11x18 sheet cake. The laptops bottom is a 9x13 cut to fit. The lid is a sugar cookie that had two bamboo skewers baked into it. I outlined and flooded the back of the lid with dark chocolate royal icing. The Monster logo on the back is flooded with colored royal icing. I then drilled two holes in the cake board so the lid stood by itself and I put the rest of the cake around it.
The rest of the cake is iced with IMBC frosting that was smoothed with paper toweling. The key board is 3 Hershey dark chocolate bars with piped on frosting. The screen is the only thing what was not edible. It is a desktop photo shot that was laminated. The bottom sheet was woodgrained with dark brown coloring mixed with water and brushed on with a chip brush.
This cake was very challenging but the end was worth every minute. My grandson loved it and that was everything to me!
My friend wanted a cake for her nephew. Well she wanted it to be a computer cake and so I went with that. The cake is chocolate. I made three half sheet cakes. Two of them were layered and then cover with marshmallow fondant that I colored brown and made sure not to get the colors evenly blended. That way when I rolled it out the cake would look like wood.
With the third half sheet I cut out the keyboard and the mouse. Both the keyboard and the mouse were covered with black colored fondant. On the keys I used the square fondant cutters. The keys on the keyboard were made out of the fondant as well. The smallest one the the letter keys and the middle one was use too and then cut in half for the shift, enter and tab buttons.
The screen is foam covered with plaster strips and then painted black. I made the screen by making it look like pop up and then had the paper laminated and then glued onto the screen.