My 11 year old, Lego Boy, loves video games. He wants to be a video game designer some day. AND for the past few years his FAVORITE video games have been the Pikmin games. It’s a game with 30 days, and each day you collect parts of your ship, or treasures, and try to collect everything by the end of the 30 days with the help of creatures called Pikman. Kinda boring. So when he asked for a Pikman birthday party last year I said “no”, wasn’t sure how to even CREATE a party from the game.
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BUT I couldn’t say no two years in a row! So when he asked again I figured out how to make it work, and I think it turned out amazing! The full party post will be up soon. But for now here is the cake tutorial! The centerpiece of the entire party! AND I have a full video tutorial to go along with it!
When your making a cake that’s based on something that everyone recognizes – like from a movie or videogame – with clear images so it’s important to get the details right! Like the cake wouldn’t have been the same without the gelatin bubble “glass” windows! they make a HUGE difference! Taking the time to do your research is huge! search for pictures of every angle, watch a ton of videos and sketch everything out before I even begin working on the cake
Lots of sketches and notes so I’m totally prepared for what I need to create! The details are what takes it from an awesome looking spaceship to apikmin spaceship! The size of the cake – the height, how many cakes I need to bake – and what tools I need to make all the details so when I start I don’t have to stop and go back to the store.
My sweet boy was in LOVE with the cake. And I love how it turned out! I’ve been making cakes for 11 years now (I started when Lego boy was just a baby) and I’m still tickled pink when a cake turns out just how I envision it! Crazy? I mean I always HOPE it will go well, but still, it’s always so exciting when I finish a cake and I love it!
The only negative is that after all the work of the cake and party not a single person showed up! Seriously not a single guest – even the ones that RSVPed! my poor sweet boy – he was devastated! Last birthday party we throw during the summer! Next year we’re going to make sure we schedule it during the school year!