Saturday, March 17, 2012

Portal Cake

My younger brother David just had his 17th birthday, I wanted to make him a cool cake so I decided on the 'companion cube'. It is from the video game Portal, David loves that game and it so happens that I do too  : )


I started off with making marshmallows for the marshmallow fondant. I have never worked with fondant before and heard that the marshmallow kind tasted the best, so that is what I made.


I needed to get a square cake pan (how did I not have one already?!) I'm cheap, so even though this would be a four layer cake, I just got one pan... 


4 hours of baking/cooling time later, the chocolate agave cakes were ready to be frosted! David's favorite color is orange, that that is what I made the inner frosting. The frosting was a 'cream-cheese frosting' folded into sweetened whipped cream, sorry I don't have a recipe I just made it up as I went (It turned out really good though) The key thing is you need a lot of it...


I frosted the middle of each cake liberally but you also have to frost all of the outside so the fondant will stick to it.


The fondant was a little tricky to work with, but it was fun to try something new. After I rolled it out and cut the pieces, I would get them a little wet so that they would stick to each other better.


The fondant part of decorating the cake took me about 3 hours to do (that was with the fondant already being made) The cake didn't turn out perfect but it was pretty good for my first time!


The Cake was a big hit with everyone!
And the slices were huge...

    

6 comments:

Helena said...

So awesome!!! and great job with the fondant. That stuff scares me.

Pink Panda said...

Fun! It looks yummy!

Amy said...

Amazing! I can't believe you tackled fondant with homemade marshmallows. You are awesome.

Chantel said...

It tasted delicious! And it looked amazing. You did a great job!

Larissa said...

Wow - yeah that looks great for your first time with fondant! Great job!!!

Here Dwells Happiness said...

Wow, that looks so awesome! Hope the cake was as delicious as it looks.