This is an Xbox controller cake for my son's 12th birthday. He is an avid xbox player and requested this for his party with friends after getting my iPod cake for his family birthday party. I made a chocolate mud cake from one cake mix because this is my son’s favorite. I found the density of it made it easier to sculpt. I then took a picture of an xbox controller and enlarged it to the size of the cake I was making. This way the model would be in proportion with button sizes etc. I cut it out and used this as a template for my cake. When cutting the cake I sculpted it inwards on the side to give the rounded controller look rather than straight edges.
I made white marshmallow fondant and colored the other fondant parts required the day prior to decorating. I first put a thin layer of chocolate ganache then covered the cake all in white fondant. I then make the knobs that protrude first so they could dry hard before putting them onto the cake. I added shaped fondant on the top for the buttons and wrote in the colored buttons with a toothpick. I found working with white fondant painstaking as every little mark shows so extra care and time was needed.
This Xbox Birthday Cake Design is the first xbox cake that I made. I made it for my brother's 30th birthday party. He is an xbox gamer, so I thought it would be the perfect cake for him.
The cake is the same dimensions as the actual xbox and controller. The cake and the controller are both made out of cake and wrapped in fondant. All the details are made from fondant, frosting and edible paint. I started with tracing out the actual shape of the gaming console and used that as my template to get the exact shape.
After baking the cakes and refrigerating them, I cut out 3 cakes to get the right height measurement. I filled and stacked 3 cakes and covered it in fondant. I did the same thing for the remote except there is only 2 layers of cake and one layer of filling in that. The rest of it was very time consuming because of all the detail involved.
This cake was a lot of fun to make. This was the first xbox cake that I made, I have made one more since then.
2011 ~ The New X Box 360 with Controller Birthday Cake for a kids 10th Birthday! Three chocolate cake boxes used! 2 jugs of Triple Chocolate Chip Frosting from Safeway! Frost each layer before fondant. Roll out a big black piece of fondant and lay over the cake. Trim excess off edges.
Double layer square cakes for the Xbox and 13 x 9 cut in half for controller. Use the second half as a back up for which ever one cuts out best! The little buttons and details can be added last rolling out with your fingers, into balls, and then dust the cake with silver edible dust from Michael's! Use cookie cutters to write your birthday message!
This cake was for my Jarebear on his 10th Birthday! He loves gaming! I can't wait to show him it! It was very easy to make and a lot of fun really!