I made this Homemade XBOX 360 Birthday Cake for my son Logan's 12th Birthday party. He and his friends are XBOX mad!!
I am fairly new to cake making - this is only the 3rd cake I have ever made so when I asked Logan what shaped birthday cake he wanted, I was horrified when he said an XBOX. Luckily when my son was out I was able to bring his console and controller into the kitchen so I could get some ideas of shape and size.
I moulded the shape of the controller out of marzipan first and left it to dry overnight. That night I moulded some little white buttons with the relevant letters on and covered them in coloured food gel, then made the control sticks from sugar paste. I covered it the next day in black sugar paste and placed the buttons etc into place.
I made two very large vanilla sponge cakes, once cooled I carved the sponge layers into the shape that resembled the console. I sandwiched together with jam and buttercream then covered the entire cake with buttercream. Then I covered the cake with the black sugar paste.
Once I was happy with the shape and the sugar paste had been smoothed, I made holes in the sides and edges of the top to look like air vents. My son was delighted with it and his friends said it was the COOLEST cake they had seen. It also tasted great and feed approx 60 people.
This Wii Console Cake was inspired by picture Wii 16 on this site, so thank you Heather R. My boyfriend loves video games and has many consoles but as this was my first attempt at making a decorated cake, I thought I would try to keep it simple. I baked a 9" square lemon sponge cake (the easy bit!) which is roughly the same size as a real life Wii and then cut one side at an angle to get the right shape.
I sketched out the approximate design on cardboard the same size as the Wii (on greaseproof paper would have been easier but I was doing it in a hurry before my boyfriend came home).
I used plain white roll out icing for the base. For the metallic effect, I used black icing sprayed with PME Edible lustre spray (Pearl) although unfortunately it went a little patchy were some tin foil caught the top of it. The writing was done with edible silver powder combined with a little water and applied with a thin paintbrush. The disk drive slot was just black icing. The Wiimote is a toy sweet dispenser which was in my boyfriend's Christmas stocking last year.
So, I didn't manage a perfect Wii replica but my boyfriend loved it so many thanks to this site for the inspiration and tips.
My nephew is 13 and asked for an Xbox cake for his birthday. My sister and I decided to try and make one instead of buying one (if we even knew where to find one). Kyle was the happiest 13 year old I've seen when he saw the cake. He didn't want to cut it. He wanted to keep it forever.
We started by baking 2 cakes in the largest rectangle pans we could find. We leveled the cake when it was cool and placed them on top of each other with a butter creme center.
We then grabbed our Xbox and did our best to carve the cake to look like the Xbox shape. We covered the cake in fondant and then cut little circles for the venting and used green butter creme icing for the power button and the lettering.
The remotes I created out of fondant and very carefully made the little joysticks out of gumpaste to stand out. He is keeping the remotes as a keepsake.
This is by far one of my most favorite cakes We have made thus far. Plus when it was all said and done, there might have been an icing sugar fight.