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How to make a Computer Motherboard Birthday Cake

February 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Cakes

My Son lucked out this year for his birthday and has had Two Birthday Cakes. On his actual birthday we made him a Yummy Carrot Cake, per his request, and today I made him a Computer Motherboard Birthday Cake to celebrate with family. See my Son is a Geek and being a Geek these days is what you want – so I am one proud Mommy. Let me also mention I am married to one as well and my son is his Mini-me.  I had seen these Computer Motherboard Birthday Cakes before and thought it would be the perfect cake to make for him.

So of course I documented it to share here on my blog so that you can easily create one for your GEEK on their Birthday. It really is very simple and it does not have to be perfect – it is all in fun.  So let me show you how easy it is to make.

What you will need to create this Geeky Birthday Cake:

  • Cake Mix of your Choice
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Wilton’s Black Icing Color
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Tiny bit of Milk
  • Cookies and Candies (see list below)
  • A GEEK who will appreciate it

So let me walk you through Step By Step on how to create your Motherboard Birthday Cake just like mine.

I baked my cake from a Cake Mix. I happened to use a marble cake – no particular reason, but I like that flavor.  You can use any flavor you like. Let it cool once out of the oven before frosting.

Then get your Vanilla Frosting ready – I did not use both tubs – just had two in the photo. I always have spares on hand – lol. Take about 3/4 of a tub of the Vanilla Frosting and place in a bowl.

Now it is time to make our frosting Green. Just add in a bunch of drops (I did not count- sorry) of Green Food Coloring, Mix until you get a nice color.

Now take your Green Frosting and Frost the Cake. Now I chose to leave the cake in the pan, but you can take it out as well. I think I was being a bit lazy, but the metal pan worked. Now onto the fun part….

Now here are the things I purchased to decorate my cake: M&M’s~Starburst~Chocolate Wafers~Hershey’s Chocolate Bars~Andes Candies~Kit Kat and Rolo’s. You can use what I did or be creative yourself, but these are the items that appear on my cake. You will have left over candy, but in my house it never goes to waste.

Here is how I laid out all those goodies on the cake.  I did have to cut some of the Chocolate Wafers to create my Processor which is that square in the upper right and has a Starburst Candy in the middle. The large Square to the bottom left is just the Hershey Bar. The rest is self explanatory. At this point feel free to dip into that candy that is not used and have a snack.

Next take your left over Vanilla Frosting and place in a clean bowl. It is now time to create some Gray/Silver Frosting to make those lines on the Motherboard Cake.

To get this color I added a small amount of Wilton’s Black Icing Color to my frosting and mixed it really well. Then I mixed in a tiny bit of Milk to thin it out being I would be using it in a bag. Once mixed well I added this Frosting into a Ziploc Bag and gave it a very small Snip at the corner of the bag so that it would come out thin and not give me a very thick line.

Now take your Frosting Bag and pipe on some Lines and Dots – no right or wrong just have fun with it. After that you are DONE. I think my Motherboard Birthday Cake looks great don’t you?

So there you have it a fun Computer Motherboard Birthday Cake for that GEEK in your life!!!


20 Responses to “How to make a Computer Motherboard Birthday Cake”
  1. Eileen says:

    awesome cake!

  2. Linette says:

    Cool idea! Sounds like something my son would want! Last year I had to make him a Guitar Hero cake, who knows this year? Probably an ipod or something:-)

  3. I know these kids can make us crazy with their geekness. My son loves his iphone, but I was not attempting that one. I look forward to his cake this year an ipod would be very cool.

  4. Great Idea of how to personalize a cake..

  5. Amanda says:

    This cake is so cool. My nephew is graduating from high school in a couple of months and will be attending a vocational school for computers afterwards. I hopped online to get some neat “computer” cake ideas, and this one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I am glad you liked it and it was really so simple to make. Send me a picture when you make yours ;0)

  7. Girls Party says:

    Perfect cake for any geek. I would imagine my Son would love this.

  8. a definate must for any computer geek girls party, i bet my son would absolutely love this also.

  9. and so EASY to make too !!

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