R2D2/Darth Vader/Yoda Cake07:00
I made a strategic error on Saturday when asking Big E what kind of birthday cake he wanted, I googled Star Wars cake with him, big mistake, he immediately knew this was the cake he wanted:
He decided this yesterday morning, 24 hrs before his birthday party...
I set to work though, I made a Victoria sponge for the bottom layer and a chocolate sponge for the middle and top. I made R2D2's head using a pyrex bowl. After cooling the cakes I filled the sponges with buttercream then crumb coated them. I should have let them cool for a bit longer as they started to buldge and slip when I put the fondant on but it wasn't too bad.
I didn't have the right colour for R2D2, these are his party colours! I also ran out of time for the fine detailing,
Darth is also lacking the finer details,
and I didn't have brown food colouring so this is what I managed for Yoda's cape!
The chocolate layer was eaten at Big E's party and hopefully Yoda will still be edible tomorrow for his 9th birthday!
The kids loved the cake and no one commented on the wrong colour of R2D2!
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