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!!!
MORE STAR WARS “THE FORCE AWAKENS” PARTY POSTS
- Easter Egg Pinata Cake with Chocolate Nest – recipe and video - April 8, 2020
- Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie - February 3, 2020
- Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto Recipe - February 1, 2020