My nephew wanted a Playstation birthday cake for his 8th Birthday. I decided I would give this cake a try. I baked a white cake mix in a 9x13 cake pan and a chocolate in 2 9 inch pans. The center is the 9x13 white and the ends are 1 of the 9inch cakes cut in half.
I used a Wilton 16 star tip for the whole cake. To get grey icing I used cream cheese icing with black Wilton coloring. The screen is the crystal sugar sprinkles. The bigger buttons are mini Oreos dipped in melted icing tinted black. The smaller buttons are chocolate covered raisins dipped in melted icing tinted black.
I chose to do the writing in blue because that was my nephews favorite color. I had never written on sprinkles before, that was very difficult. The icing kept moving every time I moved the tip to release the icing. To do the writing I used a Wilton 1 tip.
I enjoyed making this cake and it was a huge hit at the party. The only negative comment was I forgot to connect the big buttons on the side. There was supposed to be lines connecting them, but it was late, and it slipped my mind. Enjoy!
This Playstation 2 cake was actually made as a groom's cake for a wedding, but could just as easily be used as a birthday cake. The groom was a huge video game fan (and still is). This cake was also made just before the new version of the Playstation was released (in case it seems outdated).
I started with a 9x13 cake. Since the console is rectangle shaped anyway, there wasn't a lot of work that needed to be done for molding or shaping. I used an entire container of black frosting color to make sure it got blackest black for the main console color. I used mini M&M's for the "lights" on the front and I had an old busted controller that I stuck in the cake (I did have to cut out a small spot for it to go in) and we wrapped the end with plastic wrap before sticking it in the cake.
I used a Playstation 2 console as a guide for the font type and the colors for the "text" on the console. I had a lot of fun making this cake and it made my day to see the groom's face at their reception when he walked in and saw it.
We made this Playstation 2 cake for my 9 year old's Cub Scout Blue & Gold Cake contest. We won first prize in the "Kid's Favorite" Award.
I am not the greatest cook to begin with so doing extra's like cake making is a real stretch for me. The simpler the better.
For the Cake: We followed a box cake recipe and used a regular buttercreme frosting mixed with black food coloring for the color of the overall cake.
For the Controller: I used a frozen pound cake and while still frozen I cut it in the shape of the controller. For the cord we used licorice frosted with buttercreme frosting and a drop of black food color to make the color gray. We frosted a square cracker gray for the end of the cord. We used mini M&M's for the buttons and in blue & green frosting I wrote PSP2.
Here's a picture of our cake next to my son's PlayStation 2.
My son and I had a blast making this and eating it. It was truly icing on the cake and to have one first prize in the contest!