Instructables

Portal Cake

Featured
Portal Cake Recipe
Contrary to popular opinion, the cake is not a lie. At least, not this one.

Because I lived in a dorm section affectionately referred to as "the gamers' suite", I inevitably hear of every new major game release, and bear witness to the excitement that follows shortly after completion of said games.

This time was no exception, with the release of The Orange Box from Valve, or specifically, the game Portal. After hearing the "Still Alive" endgame track more times than I care to recall, and having everyone go into hysterical fits of giggling at the mention of the word cake...

I finally gave in to the inanity (and no, that's not a typo).

My suitemates were ecstatic and gleefully obliged me, providing several in-game reference photos of aforementioned cake. This image is probably the best one, alongside someone else's early attempt to re-create the cake from the recipe mentioned in the game itself (I have no idea where it can be found, as I've never played Portal before). However, since some elements in the recipe seem less than savory (I mean, fish shaped ethyl benzene?) I decided to do my own thing; start from the reference and build up from there.

It's an experiment in the truest sense, really. I haven't done this before, so what you'll see is what I'll get as I tinker around.

That being said, feel free to join me as I attempt to bring this unusual culinary project to completion.

NOTE: The Weighted Companion Cube is NOT my creation, but the papercraft artist and the build plans for him can be found here: Companion Cube Papercraft
 
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up
1-40 of 162Next »
ydanay4 months ago
I remember getting a cake just like this on my b-day, even though my parents hadn't seen the cake or heard me talk about it. It was an amazing coincidence.
I used part of your recipe and made this for my friend's birthday! ^_^

http://www.flickr.com/photos/firefly21angel/6927837577/
02.24.12.jpg
kmoore162 years ago
So if i want to make a full version of this, i just need more cake mix, and 2 more 8" round pans.
builderkidj2 years ago
I'm asking my mom to make me this for my birthday!
awesome working. ;)
This is perfect working. ;)
awesome working. This is perfect work. ;)
yes this is perfect work. ;)
ilpug2 years ago
It was only a matter of time...
Wow just a few days after I submit mine.
mackbuck2 years ago
Cool idea. Wonder when someone's gonna make a Tardis cake, would look awesome.:))
A Portal cake i made for a friends birthday =)
40963_10150231553705573_548870572_14159334_1452455_n.jpg
WAIT!!!! WHY IS EVERYONE MOURNING THE LOSS OF THE COMPANION CUBE?!?!?
in the begining of the game GLaDOS says "ALL ApEtUrE ScIeNcE TeChnOLegY CaN WiThSTaND TeMpEtUrEs Of Upto 4000 DeGrEEs KeLvIn" doesnt that mean the Cube is still Alive....because the Cube SURELY wasnt invented by Black Mesa!!!! But of course that doesnt mean that poem on the walls wasnt awesome..."the Reaper came today...an angel walked down the grey path...and took the Cube away."
(spoiler alert) Actually the companion cube did die because in the end of the test chamber you throw it into the glowing hole that is made to destroy apeture sience technology, You use the same sort of furcance to "kill" GLaDOS i the end
Yeah but, then, how is the cube there sittin in the background when GLaDOS puts out the cake flame??? Mabye more cubes?!? but i thought there were only 2 subjects...so why would the Vital apparatus vent have so many extra pals?!? Oh well might as well wait for Portal 2 and Half Life 2 ep. 3 some more...mabye theyll give us some answers...mabye not.
 Nobody can know for sure yet... there are infinite ways of thinking about the last scene with the cake.. it might have been a dream because at the time GLaDOS was completely destroyed and you (can't remember the name of the charater sorry) lies outside the aperture sience lab... please valve make a portal 2 instead of CS 2!!!!
Counter Strike 2? Do you mean Left 4 Dead 3 (lol)
Somthin else that boggles me...on the wiki page it  said GLaDOS was activated in 1983, so the vents of Portal would take place in about 1984 so that means that we wouls have the intra dementional gates and a gun that harnesses their power before 8-bit videogames...strange
 You know we could discuss this forever... the amount of fanfiction about portal is massive... actually 1984 sounds like a probable tear if portal takes place about 2005 if you look at the condtition of the facilities after TC19, rusty and too close to completely ruined to be just a couple of years old... on top of that the facilities are close to completely abandoned... i think the borealis simply got aperture out of busniess and the events in portal are completely run by GLaDOS
and half life take places in 200- meaning beetween 2000 and 2009 so we would have portal storms evil aliens and zombies before the Iphone 4
Wow I bet you guys will be happy to know theres a portal 2 coming out on February 19, 2011. And the best part.... ITS ALSO GONNA BE FOR PS3.
Oops just found out how old this thread is :)
In Portal 2 GLaDOS says she has warehouses full of the things.
The COMPANION CUBE IS ALIVE! (look at he trailer for portal 2)
(Continuing argument) Portal was realased in '05 but ya know.. I'm putting an end to this (till "sometime" in 2011 when the sequel is released) this all started when I got bored and discovered apeturelabratories.com and it's LOADED with easter eggs...
Yes, while you do "kill" GLaDOS in the end, you put this up before the announcement of Portal. Where GLaDOS comes back. companion cube=still alive.

I am disappointed at your lack of ESP to determine GLaDOS would come back in Portal 2.
Fashim4 years ago
 This was a Triumph.
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS
Its hard to overstate my satisfaction, Aperture Science
what is it
Ok I think you're overdoing it a little bit there bud.
Have you seen the ending credits? and the song?
Yeah beat the game months ago.
Fashim dombeef3 years ago
2 Last comments killed it.. :(
dombeef Fashim3 years ago
Yeah, want to start over?
This was a triumph.
Fashim dombeef3 years ago
I'm making a note here.
dombeef Fashim3 years ago
Huge success
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction .
Apurature Science "insert catchy jingle"
We do what we want....because we can.
1-40 of 162Next »
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!