Lego Star Wars Birthday Cake – chocolate, lego bricks and a lightsaber dual!
February 28, 2012
When googling Star Wars cakes for ideas there are a lot! So many varieties of cakes from 3D models of R2-D2 to flat scene cakes to multiple layer cakes with modelled characters on. Fantastic collection to get the ideas flowing.
Norma, my friend from work has had a number of cakes for her children’s birthdays and her son currently loves Star Wars and Lego so what better to do than to combine the two themes!
Cupcakes were decided to accompany the cake so the birthday boy could have cupcakes for his birthday family tea and a cake for his birthday party with his friends.
I have not quite fallen in love with making and decorating cupcakes yet. They can be time-consuming and require buttercream piping work which again I am yet to fall in love with! I enjoy piping with royal icing and fondant which is used for detail on cakes and writing but I am not a fan of buttercream icing with a big piping bag. Therefore I was looking for something I could do as an alternative to make the cupcakes look awesome with no buttercream piping involved!
I love how they turned out and the children loved them. They are bright and colourful and look yummy to eat!
For the cake Norma picked out some ideas she liked and that gave me a basis to start with. 2 tier chocolate cake with C-3PO and R2-D2 modelled for the front of the cake and Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi having a lightsaber duel on the top of the cake. We of course needed more Lego bricks too!
It turned out looking good and the lightsaber duel was on display. I had a few issues with the structure of the lightsabers and I was rather concerned they would not last the journey. I definitely need to explore better ways to make and construct things like this to increase stability in the cake.
We did have a bit of a disaster on the way to Norma’s house to deliver the cake. I placed it in the foot well of the passenger seat so I could keep an eye on it, however I then opened the glove box to get something out and proceeded to slightly crush Obi-Wan’s head – I was mortified. There was little I could do about it other than squish it back together and try to make it look less squashed! From a distance you couldn’t really tell but if you looked closely you could see some damage – I apologised to Norma and explained it by stating Obi-Wan had suffered some injuries during the lightsaber battle in the car!!