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.

Yor’sahj Oozes/Slimes – World of Warcraft food

Yor'sahj oozes - Dragon Souls Cataclysm raid boss

For you non-WoW players, the above shot has a big bad dude in the middle, and those colored things around him are examples of his oozes that come out and try to kill people.

Think…Bowser in the middle and those other things are the goombas and koopa troopas. Except bigger, badder, and you can’t just jump on them to get rid of ‘em. ;)

And for you WoW players, I’ll get straight to the pictures of the raid boss Yor’sahj’s oozes. 

Red jello ooze Black jello slime 
 Purple ooze Yor'sahjGreen ooze spread out on Yor'sahj oozes - Dragon Souls Cataclysm raid boss  Black oozeOozes for Yor'sahj - Dragon Souls Cataclysm raid boss
Red, green, purple, black oozes
Clifford and jello cup oozes for WoW 

Realistically, that’s the wrong size ratio. Clifford isn’t big enough to be the boss. See:

Yor'sahj oozes - Dragon Souls Cataclysm raid boss - Kill the purple ooze

Yeah, it’s a crappy picture, but apparently people don’t take screenshots of the oozes very often, so I had a hard time finding decent ones.

And speaking of crappy pictures, I also had a hard time taking any of these pictures. Do you guys have any idea how much Jell-O moves!?! Of course it wiggles, but geez, it should stop some time. Add in a bobble head Clifford, and well, half of my pictures were blurry.

Proof of the wiggles:

So yeah, anyway, Clifford isn’t big enough to be the boss. Logically (because yes, we’re looking for logic in portraying virtual game items in the form of food….), it’d be a little closer to this:

Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Clifford, fighting the red ooze in World of Warcraft


The raiders would be Oscar The Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Clifford, and they’d be all like “pew, pew, pew!” on that red ooze until it was dead.


So uh, who wants to photoshop on some lasers or captions for our guild raid against Yors’ahj’s oozes?

Nevermind, a guildie did it within minutes. Thanks Kek!  

Anywho, this is running long, so I’m going to tuck the “how-to” pictures here and you can click for the larger versions or some of the pictures that didn’t actually make it into the post.

Collage of coloring Easter eggs and red, blue, purple, green slimes

^ How To. I didn’t want to make 3 full boxes of Jell-O because A. If the molds didn’t work, I didn’t want to have to go buy more boxes, and B. that’s a lot of Jell-O when I don’t even like the stuff really!

It was very, very reminiscent of coloring eggs at Easter time. I measured out 1/4 of each box (21g) and worked it out to be 1/4 hot water, 1/4 ice cold water. My 4th black colored ooze came from mixing the leftovers of each of the others. The “molds” are actually egg poach pods. I sprayed them each with some cooking spray beforehand and after, gently peeled around all the edges until I could flip it over and pop them out.

Jello in poach pod egg poachers

You might also try muffin tins, little bowls/cups, etc. Whatever you do, make sure you set them in a larger bowl so they don’t get knocked over in the fridge.

Also, while it was really cool to play with them, all jiggly, wiggly, and gooey, they are *super* cold and they’re not exactly solid, so be careful. I had to use a spatula to move around the green one, as you can see in one of the first shots, and sprayed it with nonstick spray, too. It still didn’t keep it from oozing all over, though: 

Melting green jelloGreen slime 

I had to re-form him on the pan every few seconds as he oozed all over. I briefly debated replacing him with a lime, considering how much easier that would’ve been. :P

Half a limeRed jello slime melting everywhere

I guess realistically (there we go again!), the green one falling apart really does look more like the slimes as they move across the Dragon Souls’ floor, though. Fortunately, the real thing tends to be a little cleaner than I was after, too.

Well, when people don’t stand in the bad. ;)