Fun project. Give it a try. 2 bunt cakes, fill the center with a filling to match the cake and then cover with fondant and the stem is done with fondant too. You can add leaves at the stem if you want.
the body is from chocolate cake with whipped cream the head is from rice creaspy / i made a ball from rice creaspy covered one time in fondant added the wrinkles on fase from pieces of fondant shaped them with my hands and covered again with fondant i cover rice creaspy twice to give a smooth look i painted thirst time all in brown and after one time black and last time white using a brush and sponge
One double lesson per week, plus a few extra lunchtimes, so maybe about 20-24 hours, not including drying time in between classes.
This photo is taken looking into the display cabinet the cake is in, so let's ignore the white line down the middle for now (that's the reflection of the sun.)
20cm square fruitcake, cut up into a few blocks, then re-arranged. Can't remember what was in the fruitcake, not that that really matters. It's covered in marzipan and then a layer of coloured fondant icing (I used several packets).
I wanted the icing to be black, however I settled for grey - the black colouring got so messy (as I watched somebody else get black staining on their hands...that wouldn't wash off for two days...)
It still took me three weeks just to get it to the right grey colour.
Before you DDR freaks criticize that the speakers are not meant to be that way, I was trying to stay true to the machine, but icing bags are awfully hard to control when you are learning to decorate a cake for the first time. The arrows on the screen were all piped on when the cake was standing up - ie. it was vertical. I also realise that the red "bars" (those 3D curvy bits at the front) should have a black bit on them, but I've left that off as it was too complicated to stick on (the black icing didn't want to stick to anything.)
I hate the piping around the screen. Wish I hadn't done that. I should have used a smaller star nozzle, but I couldn't be bothered washing out yet another icing bag.
The part I'm most happy about is the dance pad bit. If you look really closely (I don't know if you can see it in this photo), there is silver shimmer powder to make the whole thing look "metallic". I must have piped the arrows several times to make sure they were right.
I might decorate another cake for Christmas...
My brother wants an Nintendo DS cake for his next birthday...
Had to finally take a picture of this one (had the time to do so) because this cake is pretty neat when it comes all together. However, it's a pain in the arse to make and takes about 30-45 minutes depending on if I have the colored icings mixed already or not. I've gotten to the point where I've made so many of these that I don't need the decoration guide anymore.
This particular cake was done with chocolate cake, iced with white buttercream, and the accents were done with colored buttercream.
i made this cake last night took me 5 hours from 12 pm until 4 almost 5 am . i realy like it. Fella looks good. The body is sour cream cake with chocolate chips and the head is chocolate cake with whipped cream, covered in marshmallow fondant!! all 100%edible
This is a cake I made my brother's girlfriend for her birthday. She likes strawberries. It was a chocolate cake and strawberry jam middle. On top be have butter icing with green and red food colouring and chocolate chips as the seeds. If I ever did it again, I'd probably put cream in the middle with the jam and cut the sides of the cake to get a more strawberry-like cake. I'd also get a squeezy tube thing for the icing so I can make better leaves on the top XD. But I was really chiffed with this considering it was so last minute too!