Lots of people enjoy video games, so when you are planning a birthday celebration for a gamer, consider taking that love of video games and using it for the cake. There are lots of different ways to create a video game cake. Choose a cake that complements the specific gaming system that the person enjoys, or a particular game.
Make a cake that looks like the gaming system that the person likes to play. This is a simple cake to create, because most gaming systems are simple square or rectangular shapes. Bake a square or rectangular cake, depending on the system you are creating, and frost it with icing the color of the system. Use candies to create the buttons and lights that you see on the system. Pipe the name of the system onto the cake.
Gaming systems require controllers to play their games. Make a cake shaped like the controller of the birthday boy's preferred system. For example, if he likes playing the Wii, bake a rectangular cake and cut the cake into four sections, because the Wii controllers are long and thin. Frost the cakes with white icing and pipe the controller's features onto it. Other controller are shaped more like a butterfly. Look at the controller and create its shape and features.
One popular video game that has distinctive features is guitar hero. Use a cake pan shaped like a guitar to bake this cake, or simply bake a couple cakes and carve the guitar shapes out of them. When you have prepared the cake, frost it with black icing and use colored frosting in a piping bag to create the guitar's buttons that a game player presses to create the guitar sound.
A simple video game cake is a cake that is made to look like the case of a game. Video games come in cases that look like DVD cases, so bake a rectangular cake. Frost the cake in the base color of the game's case, whether it is white, black or something else. Then, use a pastry bag and colored frosting to pipe on the name of the game and other features included on its case.
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