At one, my son was OBSESSED with the TV remote, and he loved chocolate. So this Remote Control 1st Birthday Cake was a natural fit.
The remote is two 9x13 cakes end-to-end. I used a Pyrex dish so the corners would already be rounded, and cut one end so the two cakes would butt together nicely. It ended up 9" by 22". It's iced with a rich homemade dark chocolate icing that I smoothed as much as possible with a knife, and then even more with a hair dry to melt down any points.
The buttons (and the letters on the cupcakes) are made of Jell-O cut out with cookie cutters or free-hand. I followed a halved Jiggler recipe, but instead of 1.25 cups of hot water, I used 1 cups of hot water & 1/4 cup of evaporated milk. It didn't affect the taste, but the opaque jello is so much more vibrant (especially against the dark icing). I will never make clear jigglers again!
Since the main cake was super chocolate, the cupcakes were a simple vanilla, with some sprinkles, topped with the letters to spell out the Happy Birthday message.
I was inspired by the circuit board designs on this site, and made this cake for my fiance's birthday. He builds high-end audio as a hobby, and I based the design of the cake on a circuit board that he recently designed (seen in the picture in front of the cake).
I baked several sheet pans of sponge cake, and cut out six rectangular pieces to cover the bottom and sides of a rectangular spring form cake pan (these formed the "walls" of the cake). I filled the pan with chocolate/raspberry mousse, and placed a piece of sponge cake on top to close the cake.
After letting the cake set overnight, I brushed the cake with strained apricot jam and covered the cake with a thin layer of marzipan. I then brushed the marzipan with gin, and covered it with green-colored sugar paste. I modeled the various electronic components out of colored sugar paste, and attached them to the sugar paste using royal icing. Lines were piped with colored royal icing, and the wires on both sides were licorice.
I had this idea in mind for a friend of mine who has a passion for vintage typewriters. She collects and repairs them and had posted a picture of one that she particularly liked. Always up for a challenge I decided to surprise her with a custom cake.
It took two sheet cakes and a pre-colored block of fondant that was actually a perfect aqua and I colored and painted white fondant the black and silver parts. Each of the keys I stamped out of fondant and hand painted the numbers, letters and a silver rim.
Unfortunately I couldn't fit the full set but enough to make it realistic. She loved heer Vintage Typewriter cake as did everyone at the party which made me very happy. People started by eating off their initials and soon the cake was gone.
Our son loves Walkie Talkie radios and he found some on the internet that he REALLY REALLY wanted. Well of course they were only $3000 for the system. So my husband came up with the idea to "grant his wish" for his birthday. He created 4 individual radios with the base charging station with cord and plug in.
The channel was set on 9 - since he turned 9 on his birthday. We named it Samarola instead of Motorola. He and the our other three kids loved this Walkie Talkie Cake. It was yellow cake cut out and covered with black (vanilla flavored) fondant. Everything was edible. Even the antennas.
Coolest Companion Cube Cake from Portal Video Game
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Homemade Companion Cube Cake from Portal Video Game
This Companion Cube Cake from Portal Video Game is a normal sponge cake with chocolate butter icing filling and fondant icing covering. It took 2 and a half hours to prepare the sponge and finishing the cake with the icing took about 6 hours all together.
Original picture of the companion cube from the computer game portal.
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