Vince’s Companion Cube (and bear!) - 2013.
Another somewhat stressful endeavor… Birthday boy kept changing his mind as to what theme his 23rd birthday party was going to be and was insistent on receiving some kind of Portal themed cake despite the fact his fancy dress code was ‘growly animals’. I ultimately decided (on the day of the party…) that I would still go ahead and make him a companion cube, after coming across circular cake boards in ASDA. Umm, hello? OBVIOUSLY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE PORTALS. But what to do about his overall safari-esque theme? Well, he decided to dress up in a grizzly bear onesie (with heart shaped tail… Yes, really).
Anyway, so, when I chanced upon a tiny teddy with a heart on it’s belly I thought it was too good to be true… Teddy would be cut in half and travelling through the portals! Muahaha.
The cake was sticky Jamaican ginger flavoured, covered in spiced cream cheese frosting and white fondant which I sprayed silver. The fussiest part of the cake was angling the cube through the portals correctly, so it looked like it was tumbling through one to the other seamlessly. I don’t know why I didn’t just have it falling down straight, like in the Google image above, because it would have made my life SO much easier… I thought it would look too static though. The other time-consuming part was cutting out pieces of black fondant to the right size and assembling them. Other than that… I had a lot of fun making this cake!
The coloured sanding sugar on the fondant portal rings was probably my favourite touch… Apart from severing the bear in half, of course! :P
Bonus photos: A lion and a unicorn carrying the companion cube cake through to the birthday
bear boy. It was an awesome party.