Ohhh, yes. The ever infuriating Rubik's Cube. No doubt we have all spent a good deal of time on our favorite 80s toy. Some of us are naturally gifted...most of us are not. Alas.
Regardless, I think we all hold a place near and dear to our hearts for the cube. It is a timeless symbol of geekiness! Let us not forget it!
In this instructable, I will teach you how to pay tribute to this awesome cube. It's simple to do and anyone can achieve the awesomeness that is the final project. Wow your friends and read on!
Step 1: Bake the Cake
First, you need to chose a type of cake to bake. It really doesn't have to be any particular kind for this cake. Use your favorite recipe or box mix and double it.
You will need:
-Recipe or cake mix of your choosing X2
-9x9 square inch cake pans. (You can either have three or you can bake the cake in shifts)
-Your choice of frosting
-Your choice of filling
-LOTS of food coloring in red, green, yellow, and blue. -This will be for the squares
-Either black food coloring or dark chocolate ganache.- Depends on your taste. This will cover the cube. Black food coloring tends to dye mouths purple and a ganache can be shinier. However, you might achieve more of a black by using food coloring. More on this later.
-Fondant- I highly recommend making your own marshmallow fondant. It's simply, delicious, and looks very professional
So, get started baking your cake. You will want to prepare double your recipe for this cake. I like to use box mixes because they are no fuss and turn out delicious. I do, however, think it makes a world of a difference to prepare your own frosting. Poor your batter into designated square pans. If you have to rotate one pan to bake all three, it won't hurt, but it will take longer. ;) Bake until the cakes lightly bounce back when you touch them or just before.
FYI- Cakes actually continue baking in their pans even when you pull them out of the oven. To get a really moist cake, pull the cake out just before it looks done and it should cook to perfection. In my opinion, nothing beats a moist cake. Another thing I suggest to maintain moistness is to put some cling wrap over the cake when it cools a bit. It will collect the condensation and keep your cake very moist! I usually only do this for cakes that have a tendency to dry out more such as chocolate, but do what you like!