Monday, 22 June 2015

X-Box Minecraft Cake

Apparently the guests at Noah's gaming party couldn't find the cake! Lol

Although the X-Box One is essentially just a 'black box' this cake certainly had it's challenges. It's amazing how every tiny blemish in the fondant stands out when the surface is flat, black and shiny!

I used edible prints for the very first time on this cake, for the covers of the games cases. They were really easy to use, and very effective.

Progress shots:

Both the controller and the games case are formed from home made Rice Krispy treats.

The X-Box is the cake, vanilla sponge filled with vanilla buttercream, the coated in 2 layers of ganache - the crumb coat...

...and the smooth top coat.

The controller and games case were also covered in ganache to smooth them out and refine the shape, then covered in white fondant. Details were added with fondant. The games case is double sided, two games put together with a cover on each side.

The X-Box is also covered and detailed with white fondant. I used a textured rolling pin to get the diagonal grooved texture of the panels on the top and sides of the box.

Because the X-Box has so few details, I made sure to add as much detail as I could, there's actually more detail on the back of the X-Box One than anywhere else!

After masking the games case (where the covers will go), I airbrushed green colour on.

The X-Box and controller each got a couple of coats of black. Then all the pieces were sprayed with Shell & Shine.

The final details - logo, silver trim and button labels, were added with a paint brush using edible food colour gels and a Click 'n Twist pen.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Visiting Teaching Thought for the Month June 2015 {Handout}

For my handout this month, I share a lovely quote by President Gordon B. Hinkley: "Love of God is the root of all virtue, of all goodness, of all strength of character."

Elder D. Todd Christofferson tells us: "Sisters, of all your associations, it is your relationship with God, your Heavenly Father, who is the source of your moral power, that you just always put first in your life. Remember that Jesus's power came through his single-minded devotion to the will of the Father. ... Strive to be that kind of disciple of the Father and the Son, and your influence will never fade."

Having a good personal relationship with our Heavenly Father is of vital importance on our path to becoming more Christlike. Our first priority, day to day, should be to God, before even ourselves, our spouses or our family. Elder Richard G. Scott said: "Don't yield to Satan's lie that you don't have time to study the scriptures." This applies to prayer too. Scripture study and prayer are our direct communication line with our Father in Heaven and therefore our greatest tool in developing a loving relationship with Him.

Have a great month and enjoy your Visiting Teaching!

Thank you to Chaya Herrebrugh-Wachtmeester for the translation.

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