Then I volunteered for the cake, because, well, I really wanted to make the party special for my brother. You only turn the BIG 4-0 once. So I decided to channel my inner Cake Boss and got to work. This isn't my first cake. I've done several cakes before this one, but none quite like this.
Can you find the cake?
What if I said that it was an R2D2 cake?
No, that is not an R2D2 toy. It's a cake!
Don't believe me? Look closer.
The legs are made of rice crispy treats. The dome is also made of rice crispy treats using a bowl as a mold. The rest of the body was a delicious fudge chocolate cake - probably the best tasting cake I've ever made. Find the recipe on my blog here.
I used B-Side Blog for cake decorating inspiration and Cute Sweet Things Blog for more ideas and the pattern for the legs. The rest I just looked at the original R2D2 and kind of made it up as I went along. All the exterior pieces were made from marshmallow fondant. I coated the legs and head with melted white chocolate (so the fondant would have something smoother under it) and the cake body with chocolate butter cream frosting,
Here's some of the other pictures of the food and decor:
|I found FREE PDF of the food labels here and |
added some of my own in Photoshop using a Star Wars font.
|Jar Jar Links|
|Wookie Cookie Salad|
|Princess Leia Buns (cinnamon rolls)|
|Princess "Lays" (Lay potato chips)|
|Death Star: My awesome nephew carved this out of a watermelon!|
|Palpatine's Pizza (bagel bites)|
|Use the "forks"|
|R2D2 Waters (link to FREE Droid water bottle labels here)|
|We found the poster at our local Hobby Lobby |
and a friend made little labels for the candy bars in the bowl that said,
"Happy 40th Birthday"
|Yoda Soda (any green drink will do)|
|Mason jars with Star Wars labels glues on the lids.|
|One last look at the R2D2 Cake.|