This Xbox Birthday Cake was made for my son's 9th birthday. It is two 13x9 cakes filled with cookies and cream ice cream. I baked the two sheet cakes after cooling. I then filled it with the ice cream covered with a light layer of buttercream frosting and then froze.
After it set I then added the last layer of frosting and added some decorative elements. The "vent" look on top was created using a Lego to stamp the bumps and then I took a paintbrush with black food coloring to fill in to make the grey effect.
The sides and front of the console are done in fondant. The opening of the console has "ZaxBox" stamped into it using the back of my paintbrush to push into the fondant. The on off button has been painted with green food coloring to have the look of it being "on".
The controllers are pound cake. I then iced them and covered them in fondant and sculpted fondant buttons and used chocolate candies for the colorful buttons. Be careful with the chocolate candies, put them on last so that the color doesn't bleed on the fondant.
My Xbox birthday cake was for my nephew who is totally obsessed with his Xbox, so I thought it was the perfect cake for him. The bottom tier was a white cake with chocolate pudding and bananas, the controller was sculpted out of rice crispy treats and so was the Xbox.
I used piping to make the air holes on the side of the cake and used the back of a paint brush with some powdered sugar to make them flat. I covered the bottom tier in white fondant and made paint splatters out of different colored fondant to make it look fun.
The controller was covered in black fondant for the buttons were M&M's. The 2 control sticks were movable. I used small pieces of wood dowels and covered them in fondant. It was so realistic looking.
The Xbox itself came out great, when it was time to cut the cake everyone went crazy. They could not believe it was edible. My nephew thought I used a real controller, he wanted to know if he could turn it on (He's only 7).
My daughter and I made this Xbox birthday cake for a friend's 13 yr. old son. He just loves X Box. His mom originally wanted a controller for Xbox, but once my daughter and I got started we couldn't stop. This was our first attempt on the whole gaming system with controller.
I took the dimensions from an actual Xbox, as well as the controller. I made the Xbox in a 13 x 9 sheet pan, then cut in half and sculpted it to shape. I sculpted the controller from an 8 in. round pan. I covered both in butter cream and used fondant for the buttons. I used 4 m&m's for the additional buttons.
I took a tip 3 and cut out all those little air holes, big job but in the end I think it made it look even more realistic. The back has the fondant wires, so it looks real from all angles.
It was a very big hit. The birthday boy said it looked identical to his own.