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Edible Geek: Real Wii Cake Inspired By Martha Stewart

When I saw Martha Stewart on the cover of August's 'How To' edition of Wired Magazine showing off her "homemade" Wii cake I briefly considered following her directions and recipe (hers was mostly cardboard and not edible). That is until I remembered what a disaster I am when it comes to baking projects. When I learned Flickr user rufus50 (real name Brian W) had taken the Martha Stewart cover as a personal challenge to create a scrumptious Wii cake I tracked him down. No, I didn't get a piece, but it sure looks amazing.

What made Brian create this intricate, award-worthy cake?

geeksugar: How did you come up with the idea?
Brian: I subscribe to WIRED magazine and saw that Martha Steward made a Wii cake in the last issue. After reading about it I found it was not edible. So being ambitious, I figured I could make one looked like a Wii and that tasted good too. After a few failed attempts this is what I got.

geeksugar: Have you made other intricate cakes before?
Brian: Well, I have at least a dozen cakes that I made posted on my flickr site, but many more that I never got photos of. So probably around 30 or so cakes. The two that I think came out the best are the air stream camper and the flower purse for my grilfriend b-day.

geeksugar: Do you own a Wii?
Brian: Yes I do own a Wii. We got lucky enough to get one back around Feb or so. It has made for some great parties. We ( my girlfriend and I) actually told all our friends we had big news, they thought we were getting married but to their surprise we got a Wii. We are engaged now.

geeksugar: That's cute. So how much did the cake sell for at the auction?
Brian: I'm not sure what the cake sold for. I never went back to ask, but I did get a piece of it and it was good.

Cake photo courtesy of rufus50.

Join The Conversation
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
Yummy. But Martha's wasn't edible. Not good.
Stephervescent Stephervescent 9 years
Yeah. I was so upset when I read in Wired that the cake wasn't edible. How stupid is it to make an awesome game cake that is not edible? Real gamer cakes rock!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 10 years
This looks so much better than Martha's! It's the proper size and edible. I felt so cheated when I read that Martha's wasn't edible, and had sticks to hold it up. Hers wasn't even a cake anymore, it was a sculpture.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 10 years
Very cool! I was I was talented enough to make something like that. My cake decorating is frosting swirls and sprinkles.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 10 years
Very cool! I was I was talented enought to make something like that. My cake decorating is frosting swirls and sprinkles.
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
thats awesome
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
good interview, Geek! :) this is making me very hungry. :(
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
that is SO kewl :D
goofynewf goofynewf 10 years
I love that. Ok, it is really geeky, but I think it is fun.
leilanidream leilanidream 10 years
he did a great job...but ms martha's looks like uhmmm nevermind
Madinat Madinat 10 years
not bad for an amateur attempt, but since he's a pro, i don't feel bad in saying "one word: BUMPY!!"
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 10 years
I was inspired by that cake too! My husband and I have birthdays close together so we had a Wii Party. We made a very edible (and delicious!) Wii cake! :dance: Check it out in my photo gallery!
millarci millarci 10 years
I don't think I would have auctioned it off. It looks like he put a lot of work into it.
alillee alillee 10 years
what's the point of a cake that's not edible???
la-vita-bella la-vita-bella 10 years
isn't martha stewart coming out with a cooking wii game?
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
It was auctioned off? I don't know that I'd want to share.
jesse3000 jesse3000 10 years
great cake and I love my wii too!
steen steen 10 years
He is my hero.
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