April 15, 2011

Make an Xbox 360 Controller Cake

Here it is! My Xbox 360 Controller Cake! The cake itself is a classic white cake with a layer of cream cheese icing and sliced peaches in the middle. The outside of the cake is covered in white buttercream and the accessories are all made out of fondant. It was tough trying to make this cake with only pictures since we didn't actually have an xbox controller anymore, but it turned out great anyways!  I found a great site that had instructions on how to make an xbox cake which helped me so much in taking on this project!  You can check it out at:   http://zasinzebra.com/2009/04/03/how-to-create-an-xbox-cake/

First I baked two 9x13 inch rectangular cakes, iced the middle and layered them.  Then I took an image of the xbox controller as a template and carefully cut out the shape.  If you scroll down you will see a jpg image that I used for the xbox 360 controller template.  I copied and pasted the jpg image into Word, set the page to landscape, and expanded the image to fit the entire 8.5"x11" size page.  This fits pretty good with the cake size I used.

I printed and cut out the image and used a knife to start shaping the cake.  I had to use skewers to keep the paper in place!

Iced the cake with buttercream and let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
 
Fondant pieces. All the buttons were cut using cookie cutters. The smaller pieces I had to use the circles in some letter cutters I had.  The actual 'X' dome I used a tablespoon-size measuring spoon and stuffed it with white fondant and used 2 green strips of fondant to form the "X". I used the end of a skewer to poke out 4 dots on the grey buttons.  You can't see it in the photo but I used a knife to etch out a triangle 'play' symbol on the little white buttons.

I then added 2 rectangular fondant pieces on the top as buttons. For the front piece with the name I rolled out grey fondant and cut out a 10 inch by 2 inch high rectangle and used circle cookie cutters to round out the edges. Don't forget the white rings around the buttons and the grey ring around the 'X' dome. This adds a bit more detail and realness to the look. I then piped white icing for the letters on the buttons.


Xbox 360 controller template image.
I pasted this image on a word document, 8.5x11 standard letter size in landscape, then stretched the image out to fit the entire page.  This will fit a 9x13 cake pan.

13 comments:

Abbi said...

Nice work! It turned out great! Glad my site could be of assistance. :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is fantastic!
How do you get the buttercream so WHITE? Mine is usually cream colour.
Excellent cake!

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks really good! :D My boyfriend's birthday is coming up soon as well, so I'm going to try and make the same X-Box controller cake too, hopefully it will turn out as good as yours! :D

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks amazing! Thanks for posting this, I am planning on making this for my brothers birthday next week :)

Dee said...

Looks amazing, how many people does this cake serve?

Paper Pie said...

It easily served around 20 people with some seconds left over. Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

How did you get grey fondant?

Anonymous said...

Did you freeze the cake then add the fondant?

Anonymous said...

how do you get your grey color???

Anonymous said...

to get white frosting you have to use the clear vanilla and butter extract. sometimes found in the cake decorating isle at Walmart. Believe wilton makes it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I hired the Rolling Video Game truck for my sons birthday and this cake will go along perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Im making this for my brother and I want to know how did you get the gray buttons like is it candy or cake?

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