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Title: Starwars Cakes
Post by: doyouloveanapple on July 02, 2009 07:47:41 PM
I made these cakes for my partner's birthday back in April. It was my second time using fondant. It is marshmallow fondant that I made myself using a recipe from the Cake Journal. 

Both cakes together:



Lemon Stormtrooper with home made lemon curd filling and a vanilla butter cream:



*Note- Fondant that is painted with black food dye does not taste good and dyes your mouth black!

Chocolate Chewbacca with chocolate butter cream:



I had a great time making them (although it took a long time!) They were inspired by these toys:






Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Capt_Jordi on July 02, 2009 08:09:53 PM
those... are... ADORABLE!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: JadedJenn on July 02, 2009 08:34:04 PM
Awesome! I love the Chewbacca one best. So cute.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: longtimegeek on July 02, 2009 08:46:26 PM
"Lemon Stormtrooper" -- never expected those two words together - gave me a chuckle, thanks :)


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Mrs. Foxx on July 02, 2009 10:38:35 PM
Great job!!!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Knot all there on July 03, 2009 03:58:38 AM
HOLY TIEFIGHTER BATMAN!

That is A-MAZE-ING!
The look pretty goddamn awesome, superbly professional
and best of all
SO CUTE

I HAVE to press *this rocks* because it does, sooooooooooo much!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: timid_gothica on July 03, 2009 04:17:13 AM
Those are AMAZING cakes. My boyfriend would die for one on his birthday.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Gerah on July 03, 2009 06:03:24 AM
The are fantastic!
And so professional!

Absolutely ace :D


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: FeeSewBug on July 03, 2009 01:12:17 PM
hehe, so cute!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Senora Muertos on July 03, 2009 04:57:50 PM
Awesome!  Those are phenomenal!  You are incredibly talented!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: 80years at heart on July 03, 2009 05:04:34 PM
these are to cute im jealous i want a star wars cake now  :P


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: kiwiblue on July 03, 2009 05:45:49 PM
Great Job !!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: teaandcraft on July 03, 2009 06:13:44 PM
These are awesome!  And my Star Wars obsessed fiance now expects a Darth Vader cake for his birthday ...  ;)


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: GrannysAnnie on July 03, 2009 06:32:06 PM
These are great!  It makes me want to try a Boba Fett one...


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: thatrenee on July 03, 2009 08:19:16 PM
Those are officially the cutest cakes EVER!! You are crazy talented!!!!!!



Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: pinokeeo on July 03, 2009 09:31:49 PM
I've seen R2D2 cakes and Darth Vader cakes, but I've never seen a lemon stormtrooper.  Pretty awesome. 


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: doyouloveanapple on July 04, 2009 09:35:56 AM
Thanks everyone! That's really sweet.

Lol.. I'm glad I inspired others. I was thinking of making a darth vader, but I was worried about that much black icing! Boba Fett would turn out quite nicely I'm sure.

To make the designs I made stencils out of craft paper by tracing the cake pan (to make the right sized circle) then drew on the shapes of the characters. Then I labled each piece with the colour they were supposed to be made in and cut them out. It made making the right size and shape pieces much easier than freehand.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: pinkleo on July 04, 2009 11:28:39 AM
Just sharing the love!
:::LOVE:::
I'm off to rock!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Junior_Mint on July 04, 2009 06:05:18 PM
I know I would be my nephew's favorite aunt if I showed up at his birthday with either of these! ;D


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: RemusRox on July 04, 2009 06:32:15 PM
Great interpretation and use of the original design. How can star wars cakes NOT rock?


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: boo_zombie on July 05, 2009 12:55:21 AM
awww too cute!!! they look cute and tasty :D


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: esmereldaknits on July 05, 2009 09:49:51 PM
The Force is most decidedly with you!  Those are wicked!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: linda0989 on July 06, 2009 09:48:36 AM
These are great! I use the marshmallow fondant too and people seem to like it better. I have never had much success with really dark colours either. They always taste awful- I wish there was a solution. I try to avoid using black and use the darkest chocolate icing instead.
You did an awesome job! They are so cute- thanks for the pics.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: doyouloveanapple on July 06, 2009 10:49:23 AM
It was nearly impossible to dye the fondant black. Instead I made black paint with simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled together) and black icing paste colour. i just painted that on the cut out pieces of fondant. It was a better colour than I could make by mixing, but it still was pretty bitter.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: DancinInTheDark on July 08, 2009 11:22:17 PM
Aah! So cute!

I should have had you send me one for my birthday. :P Ah well.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: v3nu5 on July 09, 2009 07:07:05 AM
Yay star wars & cakes! Great combo. If Chewbacca was chocolate, even better. :D


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: pinktink368 on July 10, 2009 05:11:56 AM
my 5 year old will lose his mind when he see this. star wars is life to that boy. you gave me so many ideas for his birthday cake this year. thanks for the pictures.they rock.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Isew4sanity on July 11, 2009 07:52:49 AM
I WANT ONE!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: mandasbrighteyes on July 13, 2009 09:19:37 PM
you rock!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: devilduck on July 14, 2009 08:11:19 PM
Both of the cakes are awesome! My son would love both! Great job!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: theambermay on July 14, 2009 09:20:35 PM
these are absolutely adorable! i think they are much cuter than the real, life-like looking characters


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Knot all there on July 17, 2009 03:39:37 AM
Ha ha ha ha ha
You've just been featured on Geekologie.com!
You are my idol!
 :D


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: doyouloveanapple on July 17, 2009 08:23:06 AM
 :D Thank you! I just saw that too... I checked out the comments and 4 people say they are photoshopped! I'm not sure they understand how bad my computer skills are. I use paint as my photo editing softwear. MS PAINT!

I don't like when my craftiness is challenged.

Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone.


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: Knot all there on July 17, 2009 11:53:31 AM
:D Thank you! I just saw that too... I checked out the comments and 4 people say they are photoshopped! I'm not sure they understand how bad my computer skills are. I use paint as my photo editing softwear. MS PAINT!

I don't like when my craftiness is challenged.

Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone.

How dare they!
How stupid are they to realise that some people can actually make something themselves!
What do they think happened when people wanted nice cakes in previous centuries!
Silly people.
Though it shows who awesome your cakeys are for people not to think they are real...real and tasty I bet!


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: WYOKrista on July 17, 2009 08:41:46 PM
may the force be with you, these rock


Title: Re: Starwars Cakes
Post by: croza on July 26, 2009 02:17:16 PM
May the icing be with you. lol.