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Making a Companion Cube Cake

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Thought about making a Companion Cube cake? Well, here is how I made my cube cake! It takes a bit of time (12 hours or so) but is worth it!

This instructable is brought to you by "Pandora's Box Bakery" located in Seattle, WA.

Step 1: What you Need

- A reference picture or two of the Companion Cube
- Food colors (black and pink)
- Multiple bowls and spoons
- Your favorite recipes for cake or a box mix if you must
- Disposable piping bags
- Arteco tips #801 and #803
- The bowl scrapper and smoothing tool from Arteco (see the second to last step if you are unsure what these are)
- An 8 by 8 square baking pan
- Three 9 by 9 cardboard pieces. Two of these should be covered nicely in tin foil for the final presentation.
- A sturdy icing recipe (the last slide will give you this recipe)
- Your favorite filling(s)
- A slightly damp washcloth to clean your tools when icing
- Plastic wrap
- A freezer with plenty of room for the entire cake
- Patience, time, and caffeine.
- A playlist for the 12 hours you will spend on this cake.

Step 2: A Quick Note

This tutorial is how I make my Companion Cube cake. I use frosting because I am not a fan of fondant (does not taste that good). All of my recipes I used for the cakes are not shared for the sole reason of keeping my "secrets" secret! Hope you enjoy this Instructable!
 
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Patty Cake2 years ago
Thanks for your instructions! I know nothing about the game, but it's for my son's birthday cake. While making it, I used some old tricks to shorten the time icing the companion.
1) Don't bother putting the cake in the fridge or freezer. Instead, use boiling hot water for your metal spatula / spreader. It's pliable like this too. You save 1-2 hours.
2) Smooth the white parts first before working on the darker parts. This way, you avoid spreading smudges onto the white. Also, if you cut small parts of the white from where it's thickest, you can use them to hide any smudges.
3) I used 8 inch pans and made five cakes to make a perfect square. To save time, I baked the cakes over a few nights and put them in the freezer until I was ready to decorate them. The cake is a bread product, so it doesn't take long to thaw.
4) I wrote "The cake is a lie" on either side of the cake board, as Wikipedia explained the game. My son loved this touch because it's an inside joke for the gamers.

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PlastikKannibal (author)  Patty Cake2 years ago
I am glad my instructable helped you with your son's birthday cake! Baking a head of time is the way to go. It turned out good! And I bet it is really tasty too!
A Companion Cube cake a made for a friends birthday =)
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it looks a little too short here...
arrowcrest4 years ago
wow, six layers, and i thought my four layer portal cake was big. good job on the cake.
six layers, six sides. :-)
but this is an amazing cake! :D
devony4ever3 years ago
What about the pink? Where do we put that?
PlastikKannibal (author)  devony4ever3 years ago
For the pink, there are two areas to apply it to.
There are the hearts in the middle of each side plus the lines connecting the hearts to the middle boxes of the sides. If that made any sense...
Basically, if you are having a tough time visually, just look up what a companion cube looks like, that may be better than me trying to explain it. Haha.
Good luck!
devony4ever3 years ago
Omg I am making this for my friends birth day she will be soo happy
This is a lovely cake and I'm sure it is wonderful and full credit to you, but I just would like everyone to know, before they progress any further, that the cake is a lie.
Kaiven4 years ago
Looks great! But that is a lot of icing. Maybe try grey fondant and do the rest in icing so it has more dimension?
PlastikKannibal (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
Well, I use all sorts of cake for it, if it be a dense cake or not. And so, fondant could crush certain cakes. Also, I do not like how fondant taste, most of it is too sweet. And it is hard to keep fondant together with lower sugars. Since all of my product is lower in sugar, fondant would be both more expensive and a tad more difficult.

But, what I did not include with this cake (the buyer did not want it this way) I actually carve out pieces to give it dimention. But, I would love to see how you do it with fondant. =]
I've never used fondant, so I wonder how it would look too xD It'll be a project to try sometime in the next year...
Used the instructable and a few reference photos to make this for a friend's birthday. Despite the cube being a little wonky, she was *thrilled*. Thanks!
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PlastikKannibal (author)  Weather_blue4 years ago
That looks great!
And when assembling the cake, it will be a bit off. Putting together cake like that is tough, and being perfect is even more so.
But you did a great job, it came out perfectly!
Wait! What are you doing?! -Vrrr, Vrrr- We are pleased that you ate your best friend. >:)
craftydan4 years ago
I'm confused . . . am I supposed to protect it or eat it? :) Awesome instructable -- a product worthy of the P2 launch!
You're supposed to eat your best friend to pass the test.
tecnically you're supposed to BURN you best friend but that's just details, what's important is: *********************** THE CAKE IS A LIE!!! ***********************
then you should assume the correct party escort submission position Not in cruelty Not in wrath The reaper came today; An angel visited This gray path, And took the cube away
*Ate the cube away.
Unbelievable. You, [subject name here], must be the pride of [subject hometown here]!
very awesome, but the cake is a lie xD
kingbirdy4 years ago
Now my best friend is a lie!