Hey guys it’s Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies! I got so many requests from you guys to make
a recipe from the Nerdy Nummies Cookbook, and I thought that is a really fun idea! I would love to share a recipe with you guys,
and I was thinking, hmmm, which recipe should we do? And my mom just made me this apron, it is
adorable, it’s got microchips, little electrical pathways, basically it’s like a little circuitboard
and I thought oooooh! We gotta do a recipe from the Tech and Web
chapter, today, let’s make a Motherboard Cake! Most electronics have some type of motherboard
or circuitboard and I just find them very fascinating. Right here on this page I drew a simple graphic
of a motherboard layout, and we’ve got some of the basic parts. So if you’ve never built your own computer
before, it’s kind of nice to see some of the basic pieces that make a motherboard. Also this is a perfect recipe if you have
any friends or family who are techies or they just love technology like me, it’s a really
fun birthday idea. Oh! Also, shout out to my mom, Mama Mia, not only
did she make the apron that I’m wearing today, but, she made this apron, my little
8-bit heart apron that I’m wearing on the cover. Mama Mia, I love you, thanks for making my
aprons! Alright, enough mushy stuff Mom! Today, we are gonna be making a Motherboard
Cake from the Nerdy Nummies Cookbook, let’s get started! Let’s get started, let’s get it started! The things you will need, will be: The Nerdy
Nummies Cookbook… Eh? Eh? I’m just kidding! I’m just gonna teach you how to do it, you
don’t need that! 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1-1/2 cups of
sugar, 5 egg whites, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of milk, 1/2 a cup of salted butter, 1/4 cup
of shortening, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of vanilla
extract and a 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract. Just to let you guys know, these are the ingredients
to make a single layered cake, so if you just want to make a 1 layered cake, this is what
you’ll need, but today, I think I’m gonna do a double layered cake like I do in the
book, so you’re gonna need to times the ingredients by 2. The first thing that we’re gonna do, in
a medium bowl, whisk together our dry ingredients… Yep! Flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together until it’s well combined and
then I’m gonna set this off to the side. Then in a large mixing bowl we are gonna cream
together our sugar, our butter and shortening. Using a hand mixer we’re gonna mix it up
until it’s light and fluffy. This should take about 3-5 minutes. Once our butter mixture is light and fluffy
we’re gonna beat in the vanilla and almond extract. Oh yeah this smells so good! Now we’re gonna mix in our egg whites, 1
at a time, we’ve got 5 eggs, so you’re gonna add an egg, mix it up, add an egg, mix
it up, add an egg… Mix it up! Add an egg, mix it up! Add an egg, mix it up, boom! Or if you’ve got all of your egg whites already
together like I do, just eyeball it. Next we’re gonna alternate adding our dry
and wet ingredients to the big bowl, starting and ending with dry. So we will add 1/2 of our dry, mix it up,
add our milk, mix it up, add the second half of our dry and then mix it up! Our batter is ready and now we’re gonna
pour it into the pan, I have a 9×13 inch pan and I’ve already cut a piece of parchment
paper and lined it at the bottom, and greased the pan. Just gotta pour it in here… High pour! High pour! I don’t think this is an official technique,
but I like to do it. You pull it, you get it up high, and you just
pour it in. I like to take a spatula and just smooth it
out so it bakes evenly. Now we’re gonna put this in the oven at
350 degrees and bake for about 35-40 minutes. Once your cakes have baked and had plenty
of time to cool, now we are gonna assemble them and frost them. Over here, I have let my cakes cool and I
have leveled off the tops, so that they were flat. And then I’m just gonna pick them up, transfer
them over here to my cake board. Now’s the time where you want to place them
onto your final serving plate, if that is a big plate or a cake stand, or a cake board like
I’ve got right here. Just transfer it onto it’s final destination
place right now. On top of our first layer of cake we’re
just gonna put a little bit of butter cream. I just put it into a plastic baggie and just
cut the end, I don’t need a lot of control here. I’m using an offset spatula to just smooth
it out. Then we’re gonna pick up the second cake
and place it right on top. This looks like a cake sandwich, look at that! Now we’re gonna frost the entire cake, the
top and the sides with a thin layer called the crumb coat. Crumb coat is all finished, now I’m gonna pop
this in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill. Our cake has chilled and now we’re gonna
frost on our final layer of frosting. You just want to use enough to cover up the
cake. What I really like about this cake is it’s
so customize-able, I’m doing just a white cake with green frosting but you can make it any
type of cake that you’d like. Alright, our cake is all frosted, I smoothed
everything out, and now it is time for my favorite part, it is time to decorate! Here are all the candies that I’m going
to be using to decorate. We’ve got: Hershey’s Candy, some Kit-Kats,
Twix, a couple Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, a mini chocolate Peppermint Patty, a
Ghirardelli chocolate, and some Kit-Kat Minis. That covers it for the chocolate, then let’s
move over to the fruity chews. A bunch of JujuBees, I’m using all of the
green ones, then I’ve got square shaped Starburst Minis in yellow and pink, some rectangular
Jolly Rancher Chews, we’ve got red, blue and green. And last but not least, we’ve got a little
bit of Rainbow Sour Rope. You can use whatever candies you’d like,
these are just the ones that I’ve picked out to represent the basic components of a
Motherboard. I’m gonna be starting with the Twix, these
are gonna be representing the graphic card slots. My Motherboard is fancy so I’m gonna have
3 graphic card slots, you know if you play a lot of video games you like to have a lot
of graphics cards. I left a little space here because, I wanted
to put my little battery there, so I’m using the little mini York Peppermint Patty. Then I’m gonna be adding these mini
Kit-Kats to be little plugs all over the motherboard. Take our Hershey’s, this is gonna be our
processor mount, I’m gonna flip it upside down so it’s nice and smooth and I’m gonna
place it right out here. Our Ghirardelli square is our actual processor,
so it goes on top, boom! For our RAM slots, Kit-Kats work perfectly,
I’m gonna put 4 of them in. This sour rainbow candy is gonna be the ribbon
connector between our North and South bridge. So I’m just folding it over, like this,
and then just gently putting it down. Our Reeeses are the right shape and size for
our North and South Bridge. Our pink and yellow Starburst minis and our
green fruit chews are gonna be microchips, so I’m gonna place those all over here. The last green chew, I’m gonna cut it in
1/2 to represent 2 USB plugs. The red chew is another microchip. Our last fruit chews are blue, and they will
make great saddle plugs. I’m gonna use this little tool, gonna make
a couple little grooves by pressing down gently. The last candy that we’re gonna be adding
are these little green JujuBees, these are gonna be the computer’s capacitors, computers
have a lot of these, so I’m just gonna put them everywhere. I’m gonna get a little crazy with it. But, structured crazy… I’m one of those people that like a pretty
looking motherboard. I would love that job, to design motherboards,
make them look pretty, I would do that. One more JujuBee! We’ve got all of our candy components placed,
now I’m gonna take a little bag of buttercream frosting, with a number 2 tip at the end,
and I’m just gonna pipe some details all over. These are gonna be the electrical pathways,
just making it look more like a motherboard and connecting all of our parts. This is looking so cool! We are ready for our final decorating step,
I’ve got some green buttercream frosting with a #4B tip at the end, I’m gonna use
this to pipe a border all the way around the bottom of the cake. This is totally optional, I just like to do
it because it makes it look like a traditional cake, it gives it a good looking finish! Ta-da! Here is the Motherboard Cake that we made
today! A big thank you to you guys for suggesting
something from The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook! This was really fun! I love this cake for so many reasons, 1, super
customizable, you can use any candies you’d like, you can make any kind of cake you’d like. And, it’s super easy, there’s not a lot
of decorating involved, just positioning candies, and we’re not using any fondant, just buttercream
frosting. I’ll be posting the recipe and lots of pictures
on, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! And if you guys make this cake, please take
a photo and send it to me, I love seeing your baking creations, it just makes me happy,
it makes my day! And, if you guys have any other ideas for
any other Nerdy Nummies, let me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do
my best to make it happen! Alright, thanks again you guys, bye-bye!


  1. you should make a castle cake from the nerdy mummies cookbook. its what i want for my birthday, and i want to see how you do it! Thank you so much!

  2. Do something From wreck it Ralph can you do a cake ? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  3. I work in PCB (Circuit Board) Design/Engineering, and this was so cool to see! I really want to try this cake now!

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