World of Warcraft Horde Birthday Cake

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 My Fiance’s birthday was this week. That means, of course, that I made him my super chocolate birthday cake. Since he’s recently gotten back into World of Warcraft, I chose to make him a Horde cake. I decided to make a simplified shield, based off of the Horde’s crest.

The first thing I did was make a basic template for the shape of the cake.

I had intended to use the inside lines as a guide for the red frosting. What actually ended up happening, was that I filled the entire space in with red frosting, then carefully peeled/removed the template before the frosting had set fully. It actually worked pretty well.

Horde cake crest shield paper template

Creating the WoW Horde crest in cake and frosting

I then trimmed my extra cake and began to pipe on the “silver” frosting. My Wilton black food coloring gel worked better on the white frosting than I remembered from before. My frosting ended up darker than I intended -but it still worked out okay. I used a spatula, while the frosting was still wet, to help smooth it out.

Frosting the diamond shaped Horde crest cake

red and black Horde cake frosting

Finally, I free handed the Horded symbol into the center. I first drew the outline, then filled the outline in.
I had added cocoa powder to my frosting to darken it further. I failed to completely mix it though, which made it hard to squeeze the frosting out of the fine tip of my frosting applicator….so be sure all your ingredients are thoroughly combined!Feel free to used fondant to decorate your cake too. That’d probably make the design much easier to create…we just don’t care for the taste of it in our household.

Horde Crest

WoW Horde shield cake

What do you guys think? I thought it turned out pretty well for only a couple hours work, plus free handing the symbol.
For the chocolate cake or frosting recipe, see my post from his birthday last year in which I made him a Magic the Gathering cake.Want more nerdy cake inspiration? How about a Lego man cake?

Have you ever made or received a nerd themed cake? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Wendy
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    You made a WoW themed cake! I love this a lot, even though I (mostly) play alliance!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Down with the Alliance! Haha, just kidding 😉 Thank you Wendy, glad you like it!

  • Mandy Stone
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    Omg, this is sooooo cool! If my ex-best friend wasn’t a bitch, I would totally make this for her! Haha! But I’m def thinking of making that Lego man cake for my ex! 🙂 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      The Lego cake was a ton of fun to make! The best part? Super easy to personalize the figure for whomever you’re making the cake for 🙂

  • Ashlee
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    That is way too cool!!! I think it turned out amazing:) For the Horde!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you Ashlee! Yes, for the Horde!

  • Julie
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    Looks like lots of work,identical to the picture though.What did your fiancé think?I have never made or received a nerdy cake…..not sure that talented!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      Honestly, the only real “work” I had was when I was having issues with my frosting wasn’t hadn’t been mixed properly. Haha -was a pain to get out

  • Natalie Patalie
    Reply

    This is so badass! Lucky dude 😉

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you Natalie. And he totally is 😉

  • Leisel
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    Nicely done! I’m mostly an Alliance player myself but I put in 33 levels on a blood elf hunter today.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
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      I don’t know…putting 33 levels on a blood elf hunter today, yet you identify as Alliance? 😉 How many characters do you actively have?

      • Leisel
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        It’s called heirlooms for DAYS. XD I’m up to 58, but pausing to bake. I have ~5 active Alliance characters.
        Also I have no concept for navigation or questing on the Horde side so I’m just spamming dungeons.

  • Erin
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    OMG this is amazing!! Such a good job!!!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you Erin, glad you like it!

  • Reply

    This looks awesome – nicely done 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thanks Danielle! 🙂

  • Zeena
    Reply

    Love this! I want to do the Lego cake for my son’s birthday!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Absolutely -it’s so much fun and I’m sure he’ll love it! …BTW, the name Zeena is awesome and beautiful!

  • *aka*Krystelle
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    That’s a great cake! I was Alliance for a really long time but now it’s all about the Horde 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The NIfty Nerd)
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      Thank you Krystelle! Curious about why you switched? Think you’ll ever go back? 🙂

      • *aka*Krystelle
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        For years I played on a Horde heavy PvP server and I got tired of the Alliance’s lack of helping each other while getting ganked lol. And eventually, the guild I was in kind of fell apart, so my husband and I decided to see if being on the Horde was really better (we also switched to an RP server, but we don’t do that!). I still play a few Alli toons, but the majority of my time is now Horde.

  • Nyan Dev
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    I’ve always prefered the alliance, but I must admite that the cake looks very nice. Good work! 🙂

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)
      Reply

      Thank you Nyan Dev. And to each their own, right?!

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