Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lego Star Wars Birthday Cake

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I know, I've got Christmas posts and non-Christmas posts going on here. 
I'm just all over the place :)
So I already posted the Death Star Pinata from my son's 5th birthday. Now onto the cake!
This is my third time using this decorating technique for cakes, so I have a few more tips for you this go around.
Check out our Avengers cake here and our birthday cupcakes here.
Before we got started it took me a while to find a coloring book page my son liked, and we actually ended up picking two pictures and I just put them next to each other on the cake.
I of course realized afterwards that the Emperor is facing the wrong way.
Oh well.
Ok, scroll down to see all of the pictures!
So I started out by taping the pictures to the underside of a piece of glass.

 Then tape wax paper on top of the glass and put your frosting in a bag.
I snipped off the tiniest corner of the Ziploc bag.
Start out by doing all of the outlining.
 The picture cut off the edge of Darth Vader's cape, so I just free-handed that spot.
 For the Emperor's 'electricity lines' I just free-handed that as well and didn't really follow the picture.
I then filled in all of the black parts.
I then started filling in the other colors.
I didn't want Darth Vader to be all black, so I did a really dark grey instead.
 After finishing the frosting I put it in the fridge and left it overnight.
I wanted to make sure it was completely hardened.
*Make sure the frosting you use has a butter-type base. I used a small tub of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy.
Don't use anything whipped, it won't set.
I then baked and frosted the cake.

 
I cut the wax paper down the middle and flipped over the first part of the picture.
Luke's legs weren't hardened all of the way, so I put the whole cake back in the fridge for another 20 min or so.
*Here's a tip: When you are peeling the wax paper back you might need to put your finger, or something small, between the frosting and wax paper and kind of sepeate it that way...I hope that makes sense...
When I first started peeling the wax paper back some of the frosting for Luke's shirt was still soft and was stuck to the wax paper. I put the wax paper back down, gently patted the area, and put the whole thing in the fridge for about 20 minutes until it had hardened enough.
 


It was hard to get a good picture of the Emperor and Darth Vader because the black frosting was slightly shiny, so I hope you can see the details...sorry!


I then added the wording at the top and some frosting around the bottom edge of the cake.
I LOVED how this turned out, but the most important thing was the birthday boy LOVED it as well!!

5 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I have a Lego Star Wars fanatic, and l'm going to keep this in mind for his b-day. Thanks for sharing! Dee :)

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  2. OMG! I adore this! Heck, I want it for me, I am the Star Wars geek!

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  3. This really did turn out awesome!!

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync. :)

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  4. OMG what a great idea! Not sure if I'll have the patience to do this, but I'd give it a try. You did a great job! Thanks.

    Birthday cake makers

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  5. Awesome! And I thought the Avengers cake was your best. You totally nailed that one, but I find this absolutely cooler. What’s going to be his geeky cake for this year? Can’t wait to see more of your creations. Cheers! Jason, La Patisserie

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