My little cousin’s birthday is today…and I told him for his birthday present I can do a cake! When I asked what theme of cake he wanted he said “Final Fantasy.” Who, what? I had never heard of Final Fantasy anything. I had my work cut out for me.
I had all intentions of creating his requested character of choice by gumpaste. I was pretty excited because it was giving me another chance to work on gumpaste figures. His dad quickly informed me that the birthday boy wanted toy action figures on his cake. Okay…no problem. A little disappointed but it was his birthday so he gets what he wants.
Originally I was going to do a round cake with marble fondant and stick the figure on top and do the logo and taaaa daaaa! Then the day before I decided to go a different route. I did a Wii remote control since that is what he was getting for his birthday. No…not a Wii remote…a Final Fantasy game for his Wii. Why not tie it all in and make it cohesive.
There is Squall. Squall looks like Cloud. Ask me how I know..
I read so much on Final Fantasy that I could play the game and win on the first try. Not exactly but you get my point.
I like that I went this route with this cake. The Wii remote is pretty simple to replicate. My only thing is I didn’t have a long enough cake board so the remote is not as narrow and thin as I would have liked it. Otherwise then that I was happy with it… I probably would have been more happy if the figure was a gumpaste one too. But it was a great way to present a gift of an action figure to the birthday boy… and he was very grateful.
The cake flavor was vanilla with a layer of buttercream..as per birthday boy request.
Happy Birthday Zenas!