HOW TO MAKE THE PORTAL CAKE – NERDY NUMMIES
Hey guys, it’s Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies!
Today is very special, because it’s only 2 days until Valentines, so I wanted to make
something really special. Last year I made a companion cube cake from portal,
so I thought this year for anniversary, I’m gonna make the traditional Portal Cake.
But, with a twist. The twist is going to be this really cool cake pan that I got
on Think Geek, that when you put the 2 cakes together, It’s gonna form a heart
in the middle, awww! A little heart!
Alright, so let’s get started!
The things you will need, will be: This very fancy cake pan, it’s a Wilton cake pan
and I’ll put a link down below so if you’re interested in getting it you can
check it out. And it comes with these 2 pans, part A and B.
Water, vegetable oil, 2 box cakes of chocolate cake mix, 6 eggs and a big mixing bowl
and a must-spatula. Let’s put it all together!
2-1/12 cups of water. Merwp!
2/3 cup of vegetable oil. 6 eggs!
Now mix it all together on a low speed for about 2 minutes.
Da-dew! Once your cake batter is all beat and it’s all smooth, we’re gonna pour it
into the cake pans, and the side that we’re gonna pour them in are this side.
Not the side with the nubs, the deeper side!
But first we’re gonna spray a little spray, grease the pan, you can also use butter,
that’s fine, anything that’s gonna make a natural grease.
And then just pour it in, all around!
There we go, oh! Nice and smooth!
Oh that’s great!
Now you’re gonna heat your oven to 325 and bake for about 45 minutes, just check
them regularly by sticking in a little toothpick, and if you pull it out and
no cake is sticking to it, then you know it’s good to go.
Da-new! Cake’s readies!
I just took the cakes out of the oven, and I gave them plenty of time to cool,
so make sure that they are very cool before you do this!
We have the top and the bottom, and what we are gonna do is level them so that
they are flat. So you’re gonna take a cake leveler, I got this new 1.
And you’re just gonna walk it through the cake.
Once we’ve leveled our cakes, we’re gonna flip them the other way like so, so that
we can fill them, like so. So that the little nubs are facing up.
Now take your pink frosting and put it in a plastic baggie. I just used pink food
coloring dye and just added it to some basic frosting.
Take your baking scissors and snip the tip… Bewp!
And then fill in around the nub. Fill the frosting to the top so that it’s level
with the rest of the cake, peschew! Oh it’s so bright! It looks so cool!
Once you finish filling in both of the cakes, we are just going to stick these
in the freezer for about 10 minutes to let them chill, and then we’re gonna put them
on top of each other. Mer-mer-mer-meh!
I just took the cakes out of the freezer, I put the bottom one on this orange
cake tray, you can put it on just a regular 1 though, it’s fine!
I just wanted to get festive, because it’s Portal!
And then I put the top on this, and all we’re gonna do is line up this part and
this part, and hope that this works! I’m really, really nervous!
Oh god, oh god!
1, 2, 3 and down, down! Down, down! Matching, matching!
Boom! Hopefully this will work, and the cake will not be a lie when we cut into
it, it will be a heart!
Now we’re gonna frost the cake, I just took chocolate creamy frosting and put it in
this big plastic bag. Now you’re gonna take baking scissors, snip the tip,
And then you’re just gonna take the chocolate and distribute it all over the cake
and then take a spatula and just make it look really smooth.
And a special thanks to the person who sent me this cake spinner, werrrrp!
It is awesome! And has come in handy, thank you, thank you!
Now our cake is totally frosted all the way around, peshew! Nice and chocolate-y!
Now you’re gonna take cacao crushed beans, which is basically chocolate, chocolate
beans. Place your cake over this pan, it’s gonna catch a little bit of the excess…
Cacao! I make it rain! I make it rain! I make it rain!
I make it rain! Make it rain! Make it rain!
Now that we’ve got all the cacao on our cake, we are gonna take white frosting
in a plastic bag, and make 8 little circles, and the tip that I’m using is a #32.
Once you have the 4 little white dots, now you’re gonna put 1 in between
each of them.
Now you’re gonna take maraschino cherries and put them on top of each of your little
frosting white balls. Om-mam-mam-mam-mam!
And take off the tip… I can also tie a knot…
I just swallowed part of it…
Last thing, we’re gonna take a white long candle and put it in the center of the cake.
Ta-da! We did it! We have made the Portal Cake! This was awesome, thanks you guys
for watching and I hope you guys have a happy Valentines Day.
If you have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know,
and leave a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen!
OK, thanks you guys, bye-bye!
Oh my gosh, I want to cut it open now and see if this heart worked, to see if
this little cake is a lie.
It’s like, oh happy anniversary of last year’s Portal.
Just a side note for those of you who are wondering what these awesome Portal
Logos plates were behind me, there were actually Lazy Susans that my really cool
roommate made on her do it yourself show, Swords and Stitches.
And they spin, they’re little Lazy Susans, so, I’ll put a link down below for you to go
check out her video on how to make these if you’re interested. They’re pretty cool!
She did 1 orange and 1 blue!
Alright, now we’re gonna cut it open and see if this works!
Please, please, please it’s Valentines! Please work for Valentines!
Oh gosh, I’m taking a really big, sharp cutting knife and I’m just cutting straight down.
No funny business. My candle’s gonna fall.
Oh, we’ve got, we’ve got… We’ve got pink!
Oh I’m so nervous! And straight down!
Here we go!
Oh gosh I’m so nervous!
Pull it out… Oh it worked! It’s a little bit messy from my knife,
but it actually worked!
Oh look! Check it out!