I made this Homemade Wii Birthday Cake Design for my son’s 10th birthday party, and it received amazing reviews! It’s truly easier than it looks. First, bake two 9-inch square cakes. After they cool, trim the top of each to make a flat surface. Then, add a filling of choice to the top of one layer; I used simple vanilla frosting. Carefully stack and do a thin crumb coat with vanilla frosting; this will ensure that the fondant has a smooth finish and adheres well.
Then, make a batch of simple marshmallow fondant using miniature marshmallows and confectioner’s sugar. You can find many simple recipes online. Roll to about ¼-inch think and transfer to the stacked cakes. You might find it easier to roll the fondant loosely on a rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar and transfer it that way. Gently smooth the fondant and neatly fold the corners. Be sure to smooth out large air bubbles. Trim the access from the bottom. To get a shiny finish, use a pastry brush to lightly brush water on the fondant.
For the remote, I did the same process but with Rice Krispie treats instead of cake. Now for the fun part: decorating! I used a Wii for my guide. Turquoise decorating gel works for the disk slot; you can add a real CD for the full effect. Cut the small shapes out of fondant for all buttons and affix them with a light drop of water so they will stick. I also used fondant to model the wrist strap for the controller. For the detailing, I used watered-down cake gel and a toothpick, carefully lettering the buttons.
Start to finish, this cake will likely take 90 minutes, and the impressive results will astound your guests.
I made this Xbox 360 Kids Birthday Cake for a friend of my son whose birthday party was at a game lounge. He loves his Xbox, too! First I measured our Xbox to try to get the cake to be about the same size. Then I baked a sheet cake and cut out the shape to match the Xbox. Next came the filling and icing. I used pre-made black fondant and used silver luster dust. The front part was a light gray fondant with silver luster dust. The remotes are made out of rice krispie treats. I loaded them up with powdered sugar before putting the fondant on. This helped prevent the fondant from sticking and ripping. The buttons are M&M's.
The front of the cake is hard to see because I used tin foil on the cake board and it was not a good idea. Every picture had a very bad glare. But, Gamemaster Vincent loved it anyway!
My son, for his 11th birthday, wanted an Xbox birthday cake that looked just like his Xbox, complete with a controller. His friend, being ever so helpful, asked where the game was, so I had to add that too!
I used a typical rectangular baking pan (two layers) and then carved it the shape of the Xbox. After dirty icing, I covered it in black fondant (never use Wilton's, it taste's horrible). Duff's is pretty good, and I add vanilla and almond extract to it.
The controller is shaped from rice krispies treats, iced, covered in fondant, and then decorated using fondant and M&M's. The game is candy melts, tinted gray, and melted into a Tupperware lid.
The boys all loved it! The mom's of the boys were not happy when their child asked for one for their birthday.