Ok, with all of the news about Fortnite right now, I just remembered that I did this cake for an avid Fornite gamer (is there any other kind??) a few weeks ago….
When Savva’s mom called to ask me to make it for his 11th birthday, we both Googled examples of Fortnite cakes and there really wasn’t much out there because the game is so new…apparently it’s only in Beta format at the moment.
So I got my 12-yr-old involved and he got me up to speed. He advised me that the cake absolutely HAD to include a ramp, pick axe, spike trap, first aid supplies, steel, brick, and a purple bazooka gun (?). “Oh, and throw in a treasure chest, too, Mom!”
Ok, so here were go….this is a half sheet double layer cake iced with chocolate buttercream with Oreo cookie “dirt” on the sides/top and buttercream grass. All of the details are made from homemade marshmallow fondant.
I also molded an X-box controller from Rice Krispie treats, covered it in fondant and added details to look semi-real. The Fortnite logo on the from is hand-cut from fondant. And oh, and the “rock” on which the treasure chest is balanced is also made from rice cereal treats covered in fondant (thank god for rice cereal treats!!)…
Hope this gives you some inspiration for the time in your upcoming future when your teen or pre-teen asks you for a Fortnite cake!!
Here’s wishing you a great birthday, Savva….loved making your cake!!