For the past two weeks, we’ve been busy preparing for LittleMan’s 7th birthday party. Him and Dad had specific instructions on how the cake would look like and most importantly that I be the one to make it.
“Mom, you’re the only one allowed to make my cake!”
1. Portal of Power cake that lights up
2. 8 elements for the cupcake topper and cake
This is a 3 tier cake that consists of 2 edible and 1 dummy cake.
- 16″ round styrofoam and about 4″ thick
- royal blue fondant
- Skylander elements cut out from fondant (made 1 week in advance)
I decided to make use of a dummy cake since we don’t really need that much and I wanted to add height to the whole cake.
What is a dummy cake? It is a styrofoam treated like a regular cake, iced with buttercream icing and covered with fondant.
- 8″ round cake and about 5 1/2″ tall
- cake board
- orange fondant
- blue white mix name fondant cut out
- black fondant with stone texture for border
- 3 dowel sticks
Markus is LittleMan V’s first name.
I printed out name from word document, font used is Pincoyablack size 220. Lightly mix blue and white fondant and traced each letter from the printed name pattern, used x acto knife to cut. A dowel placed in the middle of the cake to support top tier.
Daddy C took charge of putting on details of the cake – elements and name.
Top Tier –
- 5″ round chocolate cake
- black fondant rolled on stone impression mat
- 2 stryofoam cake board covered with foil for cake and coaster
- 4 rice krispy bars covered with fondant
- light up LED Flashing coaster (bought on ebay)
- Skylander character – Swarm
I didn’t know Daddy C took a photo of me while working, this was night before the party. Yey! We have proof that I did make the cake.
A big thanks to MyCupcakeAddiction’s tutorial on light up portal cake (view it here), making this cake was easy.
Portal pillars was made of rice krispies cereal bars covered with black fondant with stone impression. Height of each bars was perfect to just conceal the light hidden in the cake.
I carved out a space for the LED flashing coaster to sit on, completely hidden from outside. I placed a paper thin white round fondant on top of the light. A coin was taped on the coaster just before the party started to turn on the flashing light.
Curious kids poked on the portal cake to make sure that it’s a real cake – gave this Mama a bit of stress. I was afraid the cake would fall or have holes on them before we get to sing Happy Birthday. One kid took the liberty to move the birthday candle and he attempted to drop Swarm on top of the portal. Gave Daddy a scare so we decided to hide Swarm.
Kid’s kept blurting out “Wow! your cake light’s up just like the real portal.”
Here’s a video I took where you can clearly (I hope!) see the cake light up.
Thank you to LittleMiss’ Ninong Ryan for taking photos, you check his work here.