Top 30 Video Game Cakes

How anyone could ever choose only 10, I will never know. And I’m sure there are tons I didn’t even come across that deserved a spot here, so send the video game cakes my way and I’ll edit them in…or do a follow-up. There are just too many good ones.

1. Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs Zombies birthday cake

Plants vs Zombies birthday cupcakes with corn cob thrower, pea shooter, sunflowers, zombies

Plants vs Zombies birthday cake with water, lily pads, roof, zombies

2. Pacman Arcade

Pacman arcade video game machie with blinkie and such

3. Mario and Princess Peach wedding cake
Mario and Princess Peach cake for a wedding - Mario Kart track around the middle, stars, plants 

4. Nintendo Controller – I have a special appreciation for cakes that do NOT use fondant. Yes, they’re amazing, but I also think it takes a special knack to work with liquidy icing and craft magnificent cakes freehand like my mom does.

Birthday cake of Nintendo controller without fondant
5. Nintendo DS – Icing instead of fondant again. After checking with some other gamers, the conclusion is that the game is Rune Factory….or Legend of Zelda. Anybody who has played either on DS that can confirm?

Rune Factory farming role playing game on Nintendo DS - birthday cake for Matt

6. Blue Yoshi – She explains that the picture on the left is what she printed off, but her 8 year old wanted it blue, so she colored in the picture on the right co copy.

Blue Yoshi cake
7. Tetris

Tetris cake with lots of tetris fondant squares 

8. Halo Master Chief

Halo Master Chief green helmet cake
9. Portal space cube

Portal portal cube

10. Angry Birds – I’m sick of Angry Birds stuff, but this one is just awesome. It’s a cake based on a t-shirt based on video game. ;)

Threadless tshirt cake contest of Angry birds with pigs/hogs on a table with apple in mouths, slingshot, realistic birds
11. Playable Angry Birds – And really, sick of Angry Birds or not, there’s no way this could be excluded considering you can actually -play- the game on the cake. Too cool.

Playable Angry Birds cake with flying birds and pigs
12. Starcraft

Starcraft cake
13. Starcraft

Starcraft cake 
14. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft cake

15. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Caker? :p)


16. Mario chess board – I bet this took quite a while to sculpt each little figure

17. Q*bert


18. Bioshock


19. Skyrim


20. LEGO Batman

21. Playstation 3 game console with controller, Blackberry phone, and a spilled Pepsi can

22. NES video game console featuring characters Mario, Megaman, Princess Peach, Link from Zelda,  Luigi, and I believe Donkey Kong bursting through the butter knife flap (That’s what it was for, right? Flip it up to change the game and then stick a knife in to hold it tight?)


23. Left 4 Dead


24. Ms. Pacman

25. Mario – Previously featured here, but doesn’t make it any less awesome

26. Epic Minecraft grass/dirt cube – In case you were wondering, that’s a 6" x 6" square choc mud cake and 1025 little squares. Yes, that many.

28. League of Legends Teemo


29. World of Warcraft Deathwing

Also, I looked for a good Pokemon cake and none of them really blew my mind like I was hoping. A couple of the Snorlax were pretty close from here, but links are broken.

Natural dyes for Easter eggs

Use foods like turmeric, cranberry and raspberry juice, instant coffee, carrot tops and yellow onion skins, beets, dill seed, and red cabbage leaves to produce pink, green, brown, red, beige, yellow, and blue Easter egg dyes natural

Are those colors rich or what? Often times when I see natural dyes, they’re dull or limited to only beiges and browns. That blue is gorgeous and the red from the carrot tops is deeper than the normal earthy tones.

Wanna replicate it? RadMegan has a TON of photos, tutorials, tips, and ways to make these your own. The image above is cool and gives a nice description, but the up-close ones on her site will show you just how detailed and unique the texture of the eggs are, too. Pretty cool. :)

Via my sister.

Frosty the Snowman cake – Marshmallow pipe and a jawbreaker nose…

Frosty the snowman cake tutorial with chocolate chips, marshmallows, smarties, candy cane scarf
And two eyes made out of….are those green apple Runts maybe?
Leftover Halloween candy makes the best cake decorations.
It started with this cake pan….
Wilton Smiling Snowman Cake Pan - Gumdrop and pretzel pipe, candy corn nose, charcoal buttons
And led to all sorts of creative decisions over what might work for each item needed.

The girls making Frosty the snowman cake tutorial with chocolate chips, marshmallows, smarties, candy cane scarf

Kids making Frosty the snowman cake tutorial for Christmas with chocolate chips, marshmallows, smarties, candy cane scarf

I had no idea candy canes would sort of melt when you attempt to crush them up, but it added a really nice touch for the scarf. This is really the only part I helped with other than the occasional tip on how to get the icing smoother or agreeing that this or that candy would work great.

Candy cane scarf and smarties candies buttons on Frosty the snowman cake

Frosty the snowman cake tutorial with chocolate chips, marshmallows, smarties, candy cane scarf

This was from last year, so I don’t actually remember whose idea was which or what exactly was used. I assumed it was a pretzel stick for the pipe, but nope, upon further inspection, it’s actually a cinnamon stick, hehe.

Kids making Frosty the snowman cake

Girls decorating snowman cake

So intent. And all working together! Impossible….must be photoshopped. :P
From December 2009.