SLR Camera Cake




An SLR camera cake with all the bells and whistles!

Step 1: Layer 1

The first two layers are constructed from an every day sheet cake. Put one layer down. Fill with frosting and put the other layer down on top.

Step 2: I Need Support!

Before the lens layers go down, what I did was make a cardboard cirle the same size as the pan. I covered it with tin foil and then stuck skewers into the cake to support the heavy lens layers that went on top.

Step 3: I Can See Clearly Now...

Next to layer are the two little circle cakes that will be our lens. A layer of frosting goes in the middle of them to help them stick together. It's all coming together now.

Step 4: Brrr.... It's Frosty!

Next give the entire cake a crumb coating of regular (tinted or not tinted - doesn't matter) frosting. This will help to make sure that none of the little crumbs dislodge from the cake when you give it a coat of color.

Step 5: Makeup!!

After your crumb coat is dry, you can start applying the color. Tint your frosting with food coloring to the color you need. I've found black concentrated gel made by Wilton. If you don't put a lot in white frosting, you wind up with purple! - please see pictures for proof. All the details were applied with a icing bag and cone tip. (tip... the poor man's icing bag is a zip lock baggie with a little hole cut at a bottom corner - I use this frequently).

Step 6: Lastly...

Take pictures of it and then destroy it... with your mouth! It's as easy as pie,... errr... CAKE!



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    7 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    duude....i have that same camera just real and in gold! Im going to have to make one for my birthday!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I love the idea, but it needs more instructions to be considered an Instructable. As it is, it should be republished as a Slideshow.

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    you COULD make a simple pin hole camera in the cake.......... so it would take one picture


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I love the cake! I think there is enough instuctions on how it was made. It has a step by step guide. Great job!


    11 years ago

    This project looks awesome but there isn't enough documentation of you actually making it to be a full Instructable. There are two things which you could do. 1) If you happen to have images of you making your project you can create some more steps, add those additional photos into your Instructable and then republish your Instructable. 2) If you don't have any more pictures of you working on your project, that's ok too. That just means that your project is better suited to be submitted as a slideshow. Your images are already in your library, and you can use the same text that you have already written for your Instructable so it should only take a few minutes to create your slideshow and show the world what you made! Thanks for your submission and let me know if you have any questions along the way.