Portal of Power
by Jem Fry
Portal of Power Cake
The cake was a white-iced sponge cake bought from a shop. The birthday boy is a big fan of the Skylanders video game, so the cake is designed on the "Portal of Power" from the game.
The grey icing was blended white and black rolled thin and wrapped around the cake. Another layer if grey icing was added about an inch from the cake's base and slightly folded over on top to form the central circle.
Eight strips of grey were placed vertically at equal distances around the base of the cake, rising up the walls and slightly extending into the central white circle.
The stone effect was created by crinkling up some greaseproof paper and pressing it into the icing. The brick effect was made by cutting into the icing with a sharp knife.
The heiroglyphics were carved out with a sharp knife and then filled with white icing and pressed into shape.
Some paint-on shimmer icing was brushed onto the top to make the swirls and imitate the game's lighting effects.
To finish off a thin strip of bright green ribbon was wrapped around the base and one of the Skylanders figures placed on the Portal of Power.