The CakePosted by 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!