For months now I have been living in blissful ignorance thinking that I too
could solve "the cube". To my horror and dismay I have found that my solution
is not complete. There are some cubes on the market that have pictures of fruit
on the faces rather than solid colors. I wondered if the solution I use would get
the pictures on the faces all lined up in the proper direction. I found that it
didn't! The problem is that some of the center cubies do not line up in the same
direction as all the other cubies on the face. I am currently working on finding
some macros that rotate the center cubies without affecting the rest of the cube.
I would suggest that you might find one of these fruit cubes and try it. Or you
can do as I did and mark the faces of an original cube so that you can tell the
orientation of the cubies. Good Luck!