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Someone did ask me for a tutorial so here it is.........
First off this is my first tutorial so I'm sorry if it is wordy. This is a pretty complicated cake and wanted to make sure I covered everything. Feel free to ask anything and I'll try to answer it.

I did this cake for my boyfriends 30th b-day. So I wrapped a box and added a note on the gift tag. I put "The cake may be a lie, but you know the companion cube will always be there for you. Well.....until you burn it"

I baked the cakes on Thursday, decorate on Friday, and we ate it on Sunday. It was delicious! So if you need to plan ahead since it takes a long time you'll be safe with doing it three days in advanced.

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  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 1
    Step 1

    These are all the items I used.

    -Three boxes of white cake mix

    -Fresh sliced strawberries

    -Strawberry Gel (found by the fresh strawberries)

    -Five pound box of fondant (I used just about all of it. I picked it up at Jo-ann Fabrics. It cost about $20, but I used a 50% off coupon that they have in the Sunday ads)

    -Butter Cream frosting

    -Cake Leveler or long sharp knife

    -Red and Black icing dyes (get a pair of gloves)

    -9x9 pan

    -Search google images for Weighted Companion Cube pattern. Look for the black and white flat picture. It typically comes up on the first page.

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the cake level or long sharp knife on the top. You want to make it as flat as possible.

    Put a layer of strawberry gel and a layer of sliced strawberries between each layer.

    **The cakes took about 40 min to bake so I made them the night before I decorated the cake. I intended to use the cake leveler to remove the center hump that forms while baking. I forgot =( So my cakes weren't flat which caused a slight problem later.

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 3
    Step 3

    After putting the layers together frost the cake in butter cream frost. You want to make it as smooth as possible because

    I did buy a box but it wasn't enough so I made my own.
    2 1/2 tbsp of soft butter
    1 1/2 cups Confectioners sugar
    1 1/2 tbsp cream or milk
    3/4 tbs vanilla

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use one entire sleeve that comes in the 5 pound box. Put in a couple drops of the black dye at a time. Mix it thoroughly. Make sure to wear gloves or you will stain your hands.

    **This took me about 20 min to mix it smoothly.

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make sure you have a smooth clean surface to work on. Cover your area and rolling pin with a thin layer of confectioners sugar before rolling out the sugar.

    **My dining room table has a plastic cover which made working with the fondant super easy. I didn't have much of a problem with it sticking.

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using the rolling pin to help move the rolled out fondant to the cake. Smooth out the top then the sides. There will be a lot of extra fondant you'll need to cut off with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.

    **This step is pretty difficult to explain. I went to youtube and searched "how to work with fondant". I strongly suggest this if you haven't worked with fondant before.

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take all the extra fondant and mix in fresh fondant. Do not add anymore dye since this should be a lighter color.

    Cut the pieces out of the pattern you printed. Lay them flat and cut them out with a sharp utensil. You'll cut twenty of the corner and side pieces, and five circles.

    To attach them just use a paint brush and some water. Brush it on the back of the piece and place it firmly on the cake. Hold for a few seconds.

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 8
    Step 8

    For the pink just get fresh fondant and mix in a couple drops of red at a time.

    Cutting and attaching is identical to the other pieces.

    Then You're done =)

  • How to decorate a computer game cake. Weighted Companion Cube Cake Tutorial.  - Step 9
    Step 9

    His gift box

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Nicola H.
Nicola H. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 8 projects
snap, I had the same idea, I ran out of cake and had half a cube as well, you can get round it by finding a plate with an orange or blue rim, or by making a ring from blue or orange glowsticks.
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Letitia
Letitia · 2 projects
You're welcome =) I'd love to see how yours turns out.
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alexa d.
alexa d. · New York, New York, US · 1 project
omg thank you soooo much now I know what to do for my brother's birthday because he loves Portal!!!!!
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Letitia
Letitia · 2 projects
Thanks!! It took a lot of time but it was so much fun doing it. I'd love to see how yours turns out.
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RhiRhi_Annin
RhiRhi_Annin · Lubbock, Texas, US · 13 projects
ITS A LIE!

Seriously though. I loooovee this. I will be making this in the near future >Happy
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Letitia
Letitia · 2 projects
That's awesome!
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Angharrad
Angharrad · Liverpool, England, GB · 4 projects
I love this :]
I have the song as my ringtone!
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