A Reader’s Cakeover – Motherboard cake


One of our favorite emails to open are the ones we receive from Extreme Cakeovers readers sharing photos of their finished cakes! Our eyes widened when we saw E.C. reader Kim’s Motherboard cake she made with her twin sons for their birthday. She shared with us her experience:

“First, let me say that I love the book! I have made most of my kids birthday cakes ranging from a monster truck to Bob and Larry to a stacked big top circus cake. What I like about your book is that it was more of a family project with the kids helping me with the candy. They have spent a lot of time in the past week looking through the book and picking out all the cakes they want to make. I plan to try many of them.”

To make the Motherboard cake, Kim followed our recipe closely, and found a good subsitution for the Haribo Brixx, which were discontinued by the company. She used Starburst candies, which were already in the recipe, and cut them in half and piped the white icing dots. It’s a terrific substitute product and one we recommend on our “Substitutions” page. She left off the wires draped in front because she forgot to pick up the Rips Whips licorice laces at the store, but it looked just fine without it!


The feedback was much appreciated – thank you, Kim! We can’t wait to see the next cake the family makes! Our favorite part of her letter was seeing a photo of her twin sons all smiles with their Motherboard cake. We love her choice of candies for the cake too. We hope their family enjoyed eating it as much as making it, and we want to wish the boys a Happy Birthday!