It’s taken months but I’m FINALLY ready to unveil the CAKE from my daughters Star Wars “The Force Awakens” birthday party! YAAAYYYYY!!! I didn’t want to do yet another BB8 Cake – those are ALL over the internet, so we brainstormed for QUITE a while to come up with a great cake for the center piece of our table. And it then it just CAME to us! a Starkiller Base cake! It was perfect, AND it’s super easy!
Seriously! minimal carving and detailed work – I mean it’s a planet for crying out loud! a white snow covered planet – how much easier could it be! The challenge came in making it more than just white – giving it depth. So I went with white and grey swirls – to look like clouds in the atmosphere over the white snowy planet – I added the white speckles to get it texture and then the little cut out area or the inner workings of “the weapon”!
even the isomalt ray was super easy! I mean isomalt and water – knead, fold, pull, stretch, roll and stick a skewer in it and let it dry! I went with the fold/pull/stretch part to create air bubbles which created the opaque look. You COULD just let it cool and roll it out into a long tube/ray but I love the effect the lines make through kneading it. The ONLY issues with it opaque like this is I tried to light it up to give it a glow and it just didn’t work.
Obviously you could REALLY spend a lot more time on the inner workings if you want – use a needle to poke little holes to look like the “windows” add more details and gears, etc… but I didn’t want to get TOO complicated as if often starts to just look messy. But if you have a favorite part of the weapon for SURE create that.
AND I am in LOVE with how the swirls came together. You could try just marbling the fondant vs how I did it, BUT you won’t get the individual swirls like this. I thinks it’s my most brilliant moment of this cake for sure.
ANYWAY! all the food tutorials are done! next up the PARTY POST – bringing everything together! SO are you ready for the next movie? Only 15 months away… but whose counting. I guess there is Rouge One this year, BUT I love the flow of a full story so I’m more excited about VIII!!!
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I am not sure if you will get this in time but we are
worried about the candy laser being too heavy for the
cake and ripping out. We did a 6 inch instead of an 8 inch. We haven’t put it in yet for that reason but the party is in a couple days. Did you chill the cake so it was strong enough? Our cake seems pretty soft inside. Also your cake looks like a complete orb. Ours is flat on the bottom from the weight of it.
How did you keep the bottom from flattening on the plate?
Any suggestions would be great! I have never baked before
and this was was really fun (and challenging) tutorial!
It really comes down to the cake recipe. I recommend very strong and dense cakes for shaping. Like pound cake. NEVER a sponge cake or a box mix. they can’t hold up to the shape or heaviness of the fondant. Also for the laser keep the stick long enough to go through the cake and into the cardboard cake circles in the bottom to help strengthen it.