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The Cake

Posted by melissa (admin) in kitchen

It’s my husband’s birthday! Since he’s a gamer of the highest order, I wanted to make him something fun. And since he just finished playing Portal 2, I had the perfect inspiration to draw from.

In the original Portal there is a recurring theme of a cake, used as a sort of reward, only under false pretenses. ‘The cake is a lie’.
In Portal 2, the most entertaining character is a round and goofy robot named Wheatley.

So I made a cake. A big, luscious chocolate cake…or is it?!

The cake…was a lie!

Here’s the real cake. Hello, Wheatley!
It’s quite lumpy and uses a heaping helping of artistic license, but after two full attempts I was just grateful to have a cake that remained spherical . The bottom half is actually styrofoam for stability, but the whole lot was frosted and covered in fondant as usual. The blue glowing eye? A battery-powered LED light set inside and covered with a melted mint candy!
The most important thing? Two days of technical difficulties and a major caketastrophe later, it’s done!

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3 Responses

  • Dana says:

    Keith and I are playing Portal 2, too! That cake is amazing!! I love the surprise element :)

  • I just found your amazing lie cake and real cake and wanted to reach out! I am a community management assistant at Instructables.com, the largest project-sharing site with well over 60k projects all submitted by our users, and I just know our community would love to see this project and recipe!

    I wanted to give you a shout out and let you know about the Game.Life 2 Challenge that will be ending on Monday. We’re giving away some great prizes including a Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga Classic Cocktail Table Arcade Game and 3 Sony PSs and I think your cakes would be a great entry!  You can find out more about the challenge here:  http://www.instructables.com/contest/gamelife2/

    I would be happy to feature them on our site if you decide to post the instructions and help get it noticed among our over 13 million visitors. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Hope to hear from you soon!


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